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Medical Neuroscience

School of Medicine

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Doctor of Philosophy Degree

Course Requirements

A total of 90 credit hours, including dissertation. A minimum of 31 credit hours must be in course work, the remainder in research.


Twelve (12) credit hours must be taken in one of the basic sciences associated with the Medical Neurobiology Program: anatomy, biochemistry, biology, medical genetics, microbiology and immunology, pathology, pharmacology, physiology and biophysics, and psychology. The life sciences minor can be fulfilled by taking 12 credits. Nine of these are comprised of the IBMG first semester core courses: G715, G716, and G717. The remaining 3 or more credits will come from the graduate courses G655, G505 and G855 or substitutions approved by the Medical Neuroscience Program. 

Qualifying Examination

Written and oral.

Final Examination

Oral defense of dissertation.

Core courses include N800, N801, F850, N612, G743, N614, G744, N616, G745, N711, N715,. Additional appropriate courses in the Departments of Anatomy, Biochemistry, Biology, Medical Genetics, Microbiology and Immunology, Pathology, Pharma­cology and Toxicology, Physiology and Biophysics, and Psychol­ogy will be accepted for credit toward the major electives with prior approval of the student’s advisor.

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