May 22, 2024  
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


Physiology (Ph.D.)



The Department of Anatomy and Physiology offers opportunities for studies leading to a Doctor of Philosophy degree. Cell and systemic physiology, immunophysiology, neuroscience, and pharmacology are the major themes of research of the department.  Their specific areas of interest include: biomedical applications for nanomedicine and drug delivery, comparative exercise physiology, food animal immunophysiology, molecular biology of membranes, molecular genetics and gene mapping and expression, neural control of cardiovascular function, ion channel structure and function, transport processes and pathophysiology of microcirculation.

Degree Requirements


  • Minimum 3 years, 2 semesters/years
  • Equivalent of 90 semester hours
  • Dissertation representing minimum 30 hours research (AP 999. Research in Physiology)

Students with a BS Degree


At least 90 semester hours of credits including a minimum of 15 hours of formal course work (800-level or higher) and 30 hours of research credits for the dissertation, a preliminary examination, research, a written dissertation, and a satisfactory defense of the dissertation at the final oral examination.

 

Students with a MS Degree


A maximum of 30 hours from a master’s degree may be used on a doctoral degree, if the supervisory committee decides that the course work is relevant to the doctoral program.  At least 60 semester hours of credits including a minimum of 15 hours of formal course work (800-level or higher) and 30 hours of research credits for the dissertation (AP 999. Research in Physiology), a preliminary examination, research, a written dissertation, and a satisfactory defense of the dissertation at the final oral examination.

Students with a DVM Degree or in a Dual DVM/PhD Degree Program


At least 90 semester hours of credits including a minimum of 15 hours of formal course work (800-level or higher) and 30 hours of research credits for the dissertation (AP 999. Research in Physiology), a preliminary examination, research, a written dissertation, and a satisfactory defense of the dissertation at the final oral examination.  Students who hold professional doctorate degree (DVM, MD, etc.) degree or enrolled in a dual DVM/PhD program may transfer a maximum of 30 graduate credit hours from a professional doctorate degree toward the doctorate program of study.  For students who do not have a bachelor’s degree or not yet earned a bachelor’s degree and are enrolled in the dual degree (DVM/PhD) program, the doctoral degree shall be awarded concurrently with the DVM or after the completion of the DVM degree.

Elective Courses (6-12 hours)


As appropriate; consult with major professor and Supervisory Committee.