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Pharmacology & Toxicology

The Program

Pharmacology is a field of science that studies the mechanism of action of drugs in order to develop and optimize their therapeutic potential. Toxicology, on the other hand, is the study of the mechanisms responsible for the adverse effects of drugs, as well as chemicals, physical and biological agents on living organisms.

To earn a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in pharmacy in the Division of Pharmacology and Toxicology, students participate in graduate education, research and scholarly work that is designed to promote student achievement of the highest level of professional and academic competence. A student receiving an advanced degree from the College of Pharmacy is prepared for a career in research and scholarly work in various settings including an academic institution, industrial company or governmental agency.


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Eligibility & Admissions

Students entering our program have a baccalaureate degree in a discipline such as pharmacy, chemistry, biochemistry or a biological science. This training should include coursework in biology, organic chemistry, biochemistry, calculus and physiology. The priority deadline for fall applications is December 1.

Applicants are encouraged to refer to our faculty directory to determine research interests, but please contact Stephanie Crouch regarding all admission questions.

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Last Reviewed: October 30, 2012

Division Information

Mailing Address:
Pharmacology & Toxicology
College of Pharmacy
The University of Texas
at Austin
107 W. Dean Keeton
Stop C0875
Austin, TX, USA
78712

Email Address: pharmtox
@austin.utexas.edu

Phone: 512-471-5158


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