Degree Requirements and Core Curriculum
All students in the doctoral program in Anatomy and Physiology are required to meet the following degree requirements:
- Enrollment for a minimum of 3 years*;
- Completion of a minimum of 90 credit hours that include a Core Curriculum and a Tracked Curriculum (see following sections);
- Dissertation representing a minimum of 30 credit hours of research credit (AP999).
*Although the Graduate School requires enrollment in a minimum of 2 semesters each year, the Program strongly recommends students to enroll for Fall, Spring, and Summer terms.
All PhD students in Anatomy and Physiology complete a Core Curriculum. The Core Curriculum comprises the following courses, totaling 8 credit hours.
- AP 803: Seminar (3 semesters at 1 hour/semester), 3 h total
- AP 896: Introduction to Responsible Conduct of Biomedical Research, 2 h
- STAT 701: Fundamental Methods in Biostatistics, 3 h
All PhD students are required to complete one of the following tracks:
Anatomy Track (11 h)
- AP806 – Gross Anatomy I, 6 h
- AP816 – Gross Anatomy II, 5 h
Physiology Track (11 h)
- AP805 – Cell Physiology, 3 h
- AP807 – Integrative Physiological Systems I, 5 h
- AP817 – Integrative Physiological Systems II, 3 h
Pharmacology Track (6 h)
- AP844 – Pharmacology I, 4 h
- AP846 – Pharmacology II, 2 h
Toxicology Track (15 h)
- BIOCH755 – Biochemistry I, 3 h
- BIOCH765 – Biochemistry II, 3 h
- AP843 – Toxicology, 2 h
- AP802 – Advanced Toxicology, 3 h
- AP830 – Toxins in the Biological System, 2 h
- AP831 – Current Topics in Toxicology, 2 h
Depending on the research focus area, the student chooses 1-10 credit hours of additional courses.
On consultation with the major professor and Supervisory Committee, the student chooses appropriate elective courses offered in the Graduate Catalog.