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 (see following section);
- 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 19 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
- AP 737: Veterinary Physiology I, 5 h
- AP 747: Veterinary Physiology II, 6 h
- STAT 701: Fundamental Methods in Biostatistics, 3 h
Depending on the research focus area, the student chooses 6-12 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.