Our Ph.D. Program is research-based and typically takes four to five years to complete, culminating in writing and defending a dissertation. This option is more comprehensive in scope than the research-based Master's degree and is designed for motivated students who have the ability to develop critical thinking skills and conduct original research in one of the three primary areas of study in our department: cardiovascular physiology, reproductive physiology, and neurobiology. 

Effective Fall 2017 

Core Courses
Select one group from the following: 4-8
Group A:
Molecular Genetics
and Molecular Regulation of Cell Function
Group B:
Molecular Genetics
Molecular Regulation of Cell Function
Select one group from the following: 4-8
Group A:
Mammalian Physiology I
and Mammalian Physiology II
Group B:
Mammalian Physiology I
Mammalian Physiology II
BMS 784Supervised College TeachingVar.
Select one group from the following: 4-8
Group A:
Seminar: Biomedical Sciences
Seminar: Neurophysiology
Seminar: Reproductive Physiology
Group Study: Topics in Neuroscience
Group Study: Cardiopulmonary Physiology
Group Study: Reproductive Physiology
Group B:
Seminar: Biomedical Sciences
Seminar: Neurophysiology
Seminar: Reproductive Physiology
or
Group Study: Topics in Neuroscience
Group Study: Cardiopulmonary Physiology
Group Study: Reproductive Physiology
GRAD 544Ethical Conduct of Research1
Selected Courses 1Var.
Developmental Neurobiology
Neuronal Circuits, Systems and Behavior
Neuroanatomy
Mechanisms of Hormone Action
Metabolic Endocrinology
Reproductive Physiology and Endocrinology
Research Techniques for Gametes and Embryos
Independent Study: Endocrinology
Independent Study: Neurophysiology
Independent Study: Cell Physiology
Independent Study: Cardiopulmonary Physiology
Independent Study: Reproductive Physiology
Group Study: Topics in Neuroscience
Group Study: Cardiopulmonary Physiology
Group Study: Reproductive Physiology
Techniques in Molecular & Cellular Biology
Writing, Submitting, and Reviewing Grants
Neuroscience Seminar
Group Study: Ion Channels
Group Study: Neuronal Growth and Regeneration
Group Study: Topics in Neuroscience
Group Study: Seizures and Epilepsy
Group Study: Neuroendocrine Mechanisms
Design and Data Analysis for Researchers I: R Software
Design and Data Analysis for Researchers I: SAS Software
Design and Data Analysis for Researchers II
Dissertation
BMS 799DissertationVar
Program Total Credits:72

 A minimum of 72 credits are required to complete this program.  

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Select courses with approval of advisor and graduate committee.