Biomedical Sciences, PhD

The department offers a PhD program in biomedical science. Increasingly, scientific work is becoming interdisciplinary. In response to this trend, we allow the student to focus on more than one area in biomedical science. The concept is appropriate for both those entering the field, as well as those currently employed in the field, including research technicians, clinical laboratory workers, science teachers, and science administrators. For those currently employed, the flexibility of our program can enhance their performance in a present position or open up new employment opportunities.

Complete all courses and requirements listed below unless otherwise indicated.

Milestones

Qualifying examination
Annual review
Dissertation committee
Dissertation proposal
Dissertation defense

Core Requirements

A grade of C– or higher is required in each course.

Seminar
Complete the following (repeatable) course twice:2
Pharmaceutical Science Seminar
Colloquium
PHSC 6810Pharmaceutical Science Colloquium1
Required Core
Complete 13–18 semester hours from the following:13-18
Concepts in Pharmaceutical Science
Concepts in Pharmaceutical Science 2
Pharmaceutical Biochemistry
Pharmaceutical Sciences Laboratory
Cellular Physiology
Research Skills and Ethics
Ethics in Biological Research
Experimental Design and Biostatistics
Human Physiology and Pathophysiology
Pharmaceutics
PMST 6250Advanced Physical Pharmacy2
PMST 6252Pharmacokinetics and Drug Metabolism3
PMST 6254Advanced Drug Delivery System3

Electives

Complete 7–12 semester hours in the following subject areas:7-12
BIOL, BIOT, CHEM, NNMD, PHSC, PMCL, PMST

Research and Dissertation

Qualifying Exam
PHSC 8940Doctoral Training and Research1
Proposal Preparation
PHSC 9681Doctoral Proposal2
Dissertation
Complete the following (repeatable) course twice:6
Dissertation

Program Credit/GPA Requirements

45 total semester hours required
Minimum 3.000 GPA required