This section provides information on the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy. A description of all graduate courses in Pharmacology is provided later in the handbook. The requirements stated here include those set by the Department and those set by the Rackham School of Graduate Studies. Departmental requirements for all graduate degrees are administered by the Graduate Program Committee, a committee of seven faculty members and one student representative. This Committee has been delegated the authority by the faculty to interpret rules and requirements and, when the circumstances warrant, to grant exceptions upon formal appeal.
The plan below is for full-time students completing the program in 11 months. Part-time students work with the Program Director to develop a schedule based on their timeline.
• PIBS 503 - Research Responsibility and Ethics (1 credit)
• PHRMACOL 605 - MS Degree Research (4 credits)
• PHRMACOL 601 - From Molecules to Patients: Basic Quantitative Principles of Pharmacology (3 credits)
• PHRMACOL 603 - Practical Statistics (2 credits)
• PHRMACOL 614 - Seminars in Autonomic Pharmacology (2 credits)
• PHRMACOL 621 - Translational Pharmacology (2 credits)
• PHRMACOL 646 - Student Seminars (1 credit)
• Cognate/Elective Course (see list below of common choices, the Program Director and/or Grad Coordinator can assist in finding other courses that meet this requirement)
• PHARMACOL 622 - Translational Research (2 credits)
• BIOLCHEM 690 - Biochemical Regulatory Mechanisms (2 credits)
• PIBS 550 - Biomedical Innovation & Entrepreneurship (2 credits)
• PHRMACOL 605 - MS Degree Research (8 credits)
• PHRMACOL 612 - Antimicrobial & Cancer Pharmacology (2 credits)
• PHRMACOL 615 - Seminar in Molecular Neuropharmacology (2 credits)
• PHRMACOL 616 - Cardiovascular Pharmacology (2 credits)
• PHRMACOL 617 - Endocrine Pharmacology (2 credits)
• PHRMACOL 646 – Student Seminars (0.5 Credits)
While MS students do not register for the Spring/Summer, they do continue their research and then write, defend and submit their MS thesis.