The Department of Pharmacodynamics offers the Doctor of Philosophy in the pharmaceutical sciences with a concentration in pharmacodynamics. The Department participates in the interdisciplinary toxicology concentration (see Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies in this catalog). 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.
An undergraduate degree in pharmacy, chemistry, biology, or related sciences is required. 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.