Published Survey
Submission Number: 196
Submission ID: 196
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Submission URI: /publishedsurvey

Created: Tue, 03/24/2020 - 05:49
Completed: Thu, 07/23/2020 - 08:42
Changed: Thu, 07/23/2020 - 12:43

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Language: English

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Current page: Complete
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Contact Information
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Institution Address:
Address 1: 106 University Ave
Address 2: PO Box 1848
Address 3: {Empty}
City: University
State: Mississippi
Zip/Postal Code: 38677
Country: United States

Program Location:: Mississippi
Admissions Office Contact(s)::
- Name: Dr. Cole Stevens
  Title: Graduate Program Coordinator
  Office: Faser Hall 407
  Phone (Work): 662-915-5730

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Program Application Deadline
What is your application deadline for the upcoming academic year?: February 01, 2021
Is your program participating in PharmGrad?: No
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Application Fee:: $50.00
Application Deadline Description::
Application Deadlines:  
Fall Admission:  February 1   
Spring Admission:  October 1

Program Description
Program Description:
Pharmacognosy, or Natural Products Research, examines the chemistry, origins, and biological roles of compounds from unique natural sources.  These sources include plants, animals, fungi, and microbes from terrestrial, freshwater, and marine environments across the planet. 

The origin of natural products research dates back to the earliest drug discovery efforts from terrestrial plants, including those from the rain forests, often based on the herbal remedies of indigenous peoples.  Much of the early work focused on compound isolation, structure elucidation, and development as pharmaceuticals.  However, natural products research has undergone significant changes in recent years, and today represents a highly interdisciplinary science that often involves research aimed at understanding the biosynthesis of these compounds using state-of-the-art molecular biology and analytical chemistry approaches. 

Natural products research often represents the critical first step in the drug discovery pipeline.  But it also leads to other forms of biotechnology, including molecular probes for use in cell biology, pest control agents for the agriculture industry, and even chemical additives for the cosmetic industry, as well as dietary supplement science.  In addition, natural product research provides important information on the ecological roles of these compounds within source populations that addresses conservation and management strategies, and provides potential pharmacological insights that further drug discovery efforts. 

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Institution Information
Is your institution public or private?: Public
Is your program accepting applications for this program?: Yes
Program Start Term:: Fall, Spring
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Degree Requirements
Credits Required for Degree: : 54
Required Rotations:: Not Required
Seminars:: Required
College-based Qualifying/Comprehensive Exam:: Required
Other Qualifying Exams or Certifications:: Not Required
Thesis/Dissertation:: Required
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Degree Information
Delivery Method: On Campus
Curricular Focus or Concentration::

Area(s) of Study:: Biochemistry, Bioengineering, Biological Science, Chemical Science, Drug Discovery, Infectious Disease, Molecular Biology, Natural Product, Pharmacognosy
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Program Statistics
Last academic year-number of accepted students for your program:: 7
Last academic year-country of origin of the accepted students:
United States: 5
International: 2

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Last academic year-graduates job placement:
Academia: 2
Industry: 0
Government: 0
Other: 0
Unknown: 0

Last 5 academic years-estimated average years of study to graduation:: 5

GRE and Other Tests
GRE Section
 Is the GRE required?: No

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Are any of the following tests required for international applicants?: TOEFL or IELTS
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Letters of Recommendation
Letters of Recommendation:
Are letters of recommendations required by your program?: Yes
 If yes, how many letters of recommendation are required?: 2

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Other Admission Requirements
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Recommended overall GPA considered:: {Empty}
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Financial Support
Percentage of students receiving financial support:: 100
Type of financial support available:: Tuition Waiver, Stipend, Research Assistantship, Teaching Assistantship, Department or University Scholarship, Other
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Background Checks and Drug Screenings
Is your institution participating in the PharmGrad-facilitated Criminal Background Check (CBC) Service?: We are not a participating PharmGrad program
Is your institution participating in the PharmGrad-facilitated Drug Screening Service?: We are not a participating PharmGrad program