The Department adheres to the principles delineated in the Compact Between Biomedical Graduate Students and Their Research Advisors.

MS in Pharmacology and Physiology

The thesis based master’s program is two years. Master’s students are required to serve as teaching assistants beginning their second semester in the program. The first year consists of required coursework, teaching assistantships and laboratory experiences. By the end of the first semester, students are expected to have selected a laboratory and mentor and to form their thesis advisory committee. The second year consists of a continuation of coursework, ongoing thesis work and the defense of the thesis project.

PhD in Pharmacology and Physiology

The School of Medicine (SOM) at the University of Missouri-Columbia is offering an innovative training program with the Translational Biosciences PhD. The Translational Biosciences PhD program represents a new paradigm for graduate training in biomedical research. This program will span the entire breadth of the biomedical research spectrum, from basic science discoveries to improved clinical outcomes and population health. The program includes six emphasis areas: Biochemistry and Biophysics; Cancer Biology; Infection and Immunity; Integrative Physiology; Nutrition and Exercise Physiology; Population and Precision Health.

Through close collaborations with the outstanding scientists and clinicians of the Precision Health Institute, the School of Medicine, and a UM System-wide effort to translate ground-breaking biomedical research into life-changing reality for people in Missouri and around the world, the Translational Biosciences PhD program will provide state-of-the-art research training to young biomedical scientists at the beginning of their scientific careers.

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