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MS and PhD

Program Information

Program/Department Chair: David Dawson

Program length: 5 years

Admit by cohort: Yes

Authorized Award(s): PhD

Minimum number graded credit hours: 135

Minimum acceptable GPA: 3.0 GPA

Program Purpose Statement 

The Department of Physiology & Pharmacology aims to understand the molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying normal and diseased states. Our purpose is to develop knowledge of molecular targets, the nature and design of molecules that interact with those targets, and the ability to test those interactions in the context of physiological systems. 

 

Student Learning Outcomes Statements

All of our graduates will be able to:

  1. Critically evaluate a defined body of knowledge relevant to their field
  2. Identify significant and original problems that will impact human health
  3. Design and conduct independent, innovative research in accordance with the scientific research method 
  4. Collect and store data in accordance with good lab practices
  5. Demonstrate analytical skills 
  6. Accurately and professionally communicate results with others verbally and in writing
  7. Produce written documents appropriate for publication
  8. Understand and comply with current policies on rights of research subjects, copyright, ethics, malpractice, data ownership and use of animals, hazardous materials and rDNA
  9. Maintain a safe workspace, adhere to all safety regulations and display responsible conduct in research
  10. Develop and maintain good working relationships with all faculty, students and staff
  11. Establish new connections within their field of research by attending seminars, meetings, symposiums or conferences