Sep 19, 2019  
2016-2017 Graduate Catalog 

Pharmaceutical Sciences (Pharmacodynamics)

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 Pharmacodynamics Department 

Pharmaceutical Sciences (Pharmacodynamics) Program Information

The College of Pharmacy offers the Doctor of Philosophy in Pharmaceutical Sciences with a concentration in Pharmacodynamics, and the Master of Science in Pharmacy (M.S.P) in Pharmaceutical Sciences with a concentration in Pharmacodynamics. The minimum requirements for these degrees are listed in the Graduate Degrees  section of this Catalog. The department also participates in the Interdisciplinary Toxicology concentration.

Pharmacodynamics is an integrated field of study involving pharmacology, physiology, and toxicology in a holistic approach to drug action in living systems. The department focuses on neuroendocrinology, cardiovascular pharmacology, and neuropharmacology with diverse research interests in aging, hypertension, reproduction, glaucoma, neurotoxicity, and environmental physiology.

The program is designed for students committed to pursuing a career in the basic and health related sciences. In addition to graduate courses in pharmacy, courses are taken in the College of Medicine and in statistics in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Please note that all students enter directly into the Ph.D. program, as the department does not accept students who wish to receive only the M.S. degree. An undergraduate degree in pharmacy, chemistry, biology, or related sciences is required of applicants.

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Degrees Offered With a Major in Pharmaceutical Sciences

Doctor of Philosophy

concentration in Pharmacodynamics

 optional second concentration in Clinical and Translational Science

Master of Science in Pharmacy

concentration in Pharmacodynamics

Medicinal Chemistry Courses

Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy Courses

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