Aug 19, 2019  
2019-2020 Augusta University Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Augusta University Catalog

Doctor of Philosophy with a major in Pharmacology


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Program Overview

Pharmacology is a wide-ranging discipline encompassing chemistry, molecular and cellular biology, physiology and behavior. Faculty members utilize a wide array of techniques to explore cardiovascular function and the nervous system. Faculty research interests include receptor associated proteins, cell signaling via G protein coupled receptors, protein kinases and ion channels and cognitive function in aged primates. Courses of study are designed to meet the needs of individual students. Graduates are employed in academic research and in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.

https://www.augusta.edu/gradstudies/biomed/prospective-students/mcg-phd-pharmacology.php

Program Coordinator
John Johnson, PhD
706-721-2346
 
Progression & Graduation Requirements
  • The Doctor of Philosophy curriculum is not lock-step; students do not graduate as a class at the end of a specific semester. The average time to degree is approximately 5 years of full-time, year-round study; acceptable duration of the program is between 3 and 7 years. The number and type of advanced (2nd year and beyond) or elective courses vary, and may include courses within the Pharmacology program as well as courses in other disciplines.
  • The Doctor of Philosophy curriculum is not lock-step; students do not graduate as a class at the end of a specific semester. The average time to degree is approximately 5 years of full-time, year-round study; acceptable duration of the program is a minimum of 3 and maximum of 7 years. The number and type of advanced (2nd year and beyond) or elective courses vary, and may include courses within the Pharmacology program as well as courses in other disciplines.
  • In addition to specific course requirements, students must complete additional PhD degree requirements, including annual advisory committee meetings, individual development plans (IDP’s)  satisfactory performance on the comprehensive examination, development and approval of a research proposal, writing and approval of the doctoral dissertation, and satisfactory performance on the final oral examination (dissertation defense). See PhD Student Guide for additional requirements and details.
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