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Submission Number: 376
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Institution Name University of Houston
Program Name Pharmaceutical Sciences - Pharmacology
Degree Type Ph.D.
Short Name U of Houston-376
Banner Image: 1920x567-webBanner-PCOL.jpg
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Address 1 4849 Calhoun
Address 2 Rm 6010
Address 3
City Houston
State Texas
Zip/Postal Code 77204-5000
Country United States
Program Location: Texas
Admissions Office Contact(s):
Institutional Website:
Contact Information Video:
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
What is your application deadline for the upcoming academic year? January 03, 2022
Is your program participating in PharmGrad? No
Link to Application
Application Fee: $50 domestic; $80 international
Application Deadline Description:
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Program Description The concentration in Pharmacology (PCOL) program provides students a gateway to the collaborative opportunities and experiences of the Texas Medical Center's world-class healthcare and scientific community with the academic and laboratory resources of Houston's only Carnegie Institute-designated Tier One public research university.

The college's faculty includes investigators with projects supported by the National Institutes of Health and other agencies, U.S. and international patents, editorial appointments to the boards of major professional journals, and collaborations with scientists at fellow TMC institutions, including M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

Students take an active, hands-on role in research activities. Our students have established an impressive track record of being primary or contributing authors of high-impact, peer-reviewed publications, receiving travel awards to present their abstracts at national and international conferences, and after graduation, securing positions in academia, the pharmaceutical industry, public and private research institutions, and government.

Research areas include cardiovascular, pulmonary and renal pharmacology, cellular and molecular pharmacology, and neuropharmacology. Specific health areas include cancer, heart disease, obesity, hypertension, asthma, diabetes, chronic stress, Alzheimer's and other neurodegenerative diseases, as well as different forms of mental disorders including depression, anxiety disorders, addiction and cognitive impairment.

Students have access to advanced laboratory tools and technology, including confocal and other imaging techniques, FRET, NMR, mass spectroscopy, in vivo imaging, behavioral measurement in experimental animals, pulmonary and advanced physiological assays in rats and genetically modified mice. The program occupied new facilities in Fall 2017.
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Is your institution public or private? Public
Is your program accepting applications for this program? Yes
Program Start Term: Fall
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Credits Required for Degree: 75
Required Rotations: Research
Seminars: Required
College-based Qualifying/Comprehensive Exam: Required
Other Qualifying Exams or Certifications: Not Required
Thesis/Dissertation: Required
Additional Information about Degree Requirements:
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Delivery Method On Campus
Curricular Focus or Concentration:
Area(s) of Study: Behavioral Science, Biochemistry, Biological Science, Biomedical Sciences, Biotechnology, Cancer, Cellular Biology, Chemical Science, Cognitive Science, Developmental Science, Drug Delivery, Drug Development, Drug Discovery, Drug Metabolism, Experimental Therapeutics, Immunology, Informatics, Medicinal Chemistry, Molecular Biology, Molecular Science, Nanoscience, Nanotechnology, Natural Product, Neuroscience, Pharmaceutical Science, Pharmacognosy, Pharmacology, Physiological Science, Toxicology, Translational Science
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I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Have you previously enrolled students in this program? Yes
Last academic year-number of accepted students for your program: 3
United States 0
International 3
Last academic year-average overall GPA of the accepted students: 3.5
Have you graduated your first class for this program? Yes
Academia 1
Industry 1
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Last 5 academic years-estimated average years of study to graduation: 5
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Is the GRE required? Yes
Is a GRE Subject Test Required or Recommended? Not Required or Recommended
Oldest GRE considered: 3 yrs
Verbal Reasoning:
Quantitative Reasoning:
Analytical Writing:
Enter any additional information regarding the GRE: Applications are evaluated holistically, with an emphasis on research experience. GRE requirement temporarily suspended
Are any of the following tests required for international applicants? TOEFL or IELTS
Other tests or credentials:
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Are letters of recommendations required by your program? Yes
If yes, how many letters of recommendation are required? 3
Enter any additional information regarding recommendations: Must be signed and on letterhead from teachers or supervisors familiar with the applicant's work.
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Minimum overall GPA considered: 3
Recommended overall GPA considered: 3
Enter any additional information regarding application or admission requirements: GPAs under 3.0 can be petitioned, with special circumstances. Research experience very desirable
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Percentage of students receiving financial support: 100
Type of financial support available: Tuition Waiver, Stipend, Research Assistantship, Teaching Assistantship, Department or University Scholarship
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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
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Admin Status Published
Old ID 2221
AACP Institution Number
SIDS 376