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Biomedical Sciences - Pharmacology - M.S. and Ph.D. PDFDownload to print

College
College of Arts and Sciences
Department
School of Biomedical Sciences

Phone: 330-672-2263
Fax: 330-672-9391
Web: http://www.kent.edu/biomedical/index.cfm
 

Description

The Master of Science (M.S.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Biomedical Sciences–Pharmacology provides substantial opportunity to develop skills based in chemistry and applicable toward developing new approaches to treat disease. The multidisciplinary program is a balance of classroom and laboratory work and involves faculty in chemistry at Kent State University and faculty in anatomy, neurobiology, physiology and pharmacology at NEOMED.
 

Admission Requirements

M.S.: Official transcript(s), 3.0 GPA, GRE, goal statement and three letters of recommendation. The M.S. also requires a bachelor's degree with preparation adequate to perform graduate work in the desired field. This commonly includes two years of chemistry, one year of mathematics, one year of physics and courses in anthropology, biology and psychology as appropriate to the field. Admission with deficiencies may be accorded, but these must be made up during the first two years of graduate study.

Ph.D.: Admission to the Ph.D. also requires either completion of the M.S. or direct matriculation to the doctoral program following completion of no less than 20 hours of graduate coursework (including the core) and will be accorded upon the recommendation of the student’s guidance committee and the school director.
 
Please refer to the University policy for graduate admissions.

Thesis/ Dissertation

As soon after completion of the candidacy examination as possible, the dissertation committee will be established consisting of the guidance committee and an outside discipline member — a graduate faculty member from another department at Kent State University or another program committee of the School of Biomedical Sciences. The student will submit to this committee her/his prospectus for the dissertation. The format of the prospectus will parallel that utilized for NIH grant proposals (without biographical, budget and facilities information). The dissertation committee may elect to examine the candidate on the proposal, may accept it as submitted, or may reject it with specific reasons and recommendations for reformulation.
 

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS (18-19 credits)
Course Title Credits
BMS 6/70550 Medical Pharmacology I 3
  5/70551 Medical Pharmacology II 3
BSCI 5/70142 Bioenergetics (3) 3
PSYC 6/71651 Quantitative Statistical Analysis I 3
Choose from the following: 6-7
BSCI 5/70433

5/70434
Mammalian Physiology I (3)
and
Mammalian Physiology I (3)
 
BMS 6/70449

6/70450
Medical Physiology I (4)
and
Medical Physiology II (3)
 
TOTAL  18-19

 

Electives will be chosen in consultation with the student’s advisory committee appropriate to the field of dissertation research.

Each doctoral candidate, upon admission to candidacy, must register for BMS 80199 Dissertation I for a total of 30 hours. It is expected that a doctoral candidate will continuously register for Dissertation I, and thereafter BMS 80299 Dissertation II, each semester, including one term each summer, until all requirements for the degree have been met.