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Grad Catalog 01-03


Graduate Study

Admission and


of Study

Members of
Graduate Studies





Degrees Offered
Master of Science in Pharmacy
Doctor of Philosophy

Facilities for Graduate Work

State-of-the-art research facilities are available for graduate education. Laboratories are equipped with the latest instrumentation for research in all of the areas of study mentioned below. Research space is located primarily in the Pharmacy Building, but additional space is available in nearby buildings such as the Louise and James Robert Moffett Molecular Biology Building and the Animal Resources Center. Laboratories and offices are outfitted with connections for Internet and library access. Additional shared research facilities are available in the College of Natural Sciences, the College of Engineering, and the Institute for Cellular and Molecular Biology. Additional research facilities include the Life Science Library, which contains about 210,000 volumes of books and journals. Students have access to extensive electronic journal holdings through UT Library Online.

Drug Dynamics Institute. The Drug Dynamics Institute is a graduate and postdoctoral research training center where educators, students, scientists, business people, and government officials come together to share common interests in a wide range of biomedical, pharmaceutical, and public health problems. The mission of the institute is the discovery and communication of scientific and technological knowledge in drug development, manufacturing, marketing, and therapy. Projects in pharmacokinetics and drug metabolism, industrial pharmacy and technology, pharmacology and toxicology, and clinical pharmacy are currently under way.

Center for Pharmacoeconomic Studies. The center combines the skills of experts in clinical pharmacy, pharmacoeconomics, management, and marketing to examine the impact of pharmaceutical products and pharmacy services on patients' quality of life and health care outcomes. The center's researchers and graduate students provide research design, data collection, and data analysis expertise to health care providers, the pharmaceutical industry, health care payers, insurers, and health care institutions and organizations. Center personnel also develop, present, and support educational programs to further public understanding of pharmacoeconomics.

Institute for Neuroscience. The institute offers excellent opportunities for multi‚disciplinary study in the neurosciences at both graduate and postdoctoral levels. The four major areas of study are cellular and molecular biology, neuropharmacology, behavioral neuroscience, and neurobiology. Training grants and federal and state grants to investigators in the institute provide stipends and support research. Faculty members throughout the institute participate in interdisciplinary seminars and a year-long, broadly based neuroscience course. The goal of the institute is to train students to employ multidisciplinary approaches in their careers in neuroscience research and teaching. Toward this end, the faculty seeks to provide a diverse, cohesive, and interactive atmosphere and a flexible curriculum that meets the needs of each individual.

More information about the degree program in neuroscience is given elsewhere in this catalog.

Center for Cellular and Molecular Toxicology. The goal of the interdisciplinary Center for Cellular and Molecular Toxicology (CMCT) is to provide leadership for the expansion of programs of excellence in environmental health sciences research and education. Supported by the Colleges of Pharmacy and Natural Sciences and the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, the CMCT fosters interdisciplinary research collaborations and provides the research infrastructure to support interdisciplinary graduate training programs. Faculty members participating in the center represent a wide variety of scientific disciplines-pharmacology, toxicology, medicinal chemistry, pharmaceutics, neuroscience, nutrition, biochemistry, chemistry, marine biology, civil engineering, and mechanical engineering. Information about CMCT research programs is available at

Areas of Study

The College of Pharmacy offers graduate study leading to the Master of Science in Pharmacy and the Doctor of Philosophy with a major in pharmacy. Areas of specialization are medicinal chemistry, including synthetic or bioorganic chemistry and structural molecular biology subspecializations; pharmacology and toxicology; pharmaceutics, including physical pharmacy, biopharmaceutics, and industrial pharmacy; pharmacy administration, including pharmacy practice and pharmacoeconomics; and pharmacotherapy.

Graduate Studies Committee

The following faculty members served on the Graduate Studies Committee in the spring semester 2000-2001.

Creed W. Abell
Jamie C. Barner
Carolyn M. Brown
Robert Graves Brown
Lane J. Brunner
David S. Burgess
Henry I. Bussey
Alan Brooks Combs
Miles Lynn Crismon
Maria Croyle
Kevin N. Dalby
Patrick J. Davis
Jaime Nabor Delgado
James T. Doluisio
Christine L. Duvauchelle
Larry Ereshefsky
Carlton K. Erickson
Jerry Fineg
Rueben A. Gonzales
Adron Harris
James P. Kehrer
Sean M. Kerwin
Jim M. Koeller
     John G. Kuhn
Serrine S. Lau
Kenneth A. Lawson
Steven W. Leslie
Louis C. Littlefield
Hung-Wen (Ben) Liu
James W. McGinity
Gary Miller
Terrence J. Monks
Richard A. Morrisett
Danielle Corboy O'Donnell
Robert S. Pearlman
Karen L. Rascati
John H. Richburg
Miguel Salazar
Marvin D. Shepherd
Salomon A. Stavchansky
Robert L. Talbert
Christian P. Whitman
Richard E. Wilcox
Robert O. Williams III
James P. Wilson

Admission Requirements

The applicant should have a bachelor's degree or a professional pharmacy degree from an accredited institution in the United States or another country. Students are admitted to the program upon recommendation of the Graduate Studies Committee, provided that their undergraduate training includes appropriate work in fields related to the pharmaceutical and health sciences. Applicants without the appropriate background may be required to complete additional coursework after admission. Preference is usually given to students who have a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy or a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from a college accredited by the American Council on Pharmaceutical Education. Preference is also given to applicants for the doctoral degree.

Degree Requirements

Pharmacy 196S (Seminar in Pharmacy) is required of all graduate students in pharmacy and is taught every semester in each division. This requirement may be waived for a specific semester by the Graduate Studies Committee for sufficient reason upon petition by the student's major professor. No more than two semester hours of credit earned in this course are counted toward the number of hours required in master's degree programs.

Master of Science in Pharmacy. Students apply for candidacy for the degree the semester in which they expect to graduate. Two semesters in the thesis course, Pharmacy 698, are required; students must be enrolled in Pharmacy 698B the semester they graduate.

The Master of Science in Pharmacy with a specialization in pharmacy administration also is offered by a course scheduling option called the Option II Schedule. Pharmacists who are employed full-time may choose to pursue this option. Classes are scheduled on selected Fridays and Saturdays throughout the year; at least two calendar years of study are needed to complete the program. Students must prepare a master's report as part of their course requirements.

Doctor of Philosophy. The student selects a major professor who will supervise the qualification examinations, act as chair of the dissertation committee, and assist with selection of suitable dissertation committee members. Upon completion of the qualifying examinations, the student meets with the Administrative Subcommittee of the Graduate Studies Committee and the graduate adviser, who then recommends to the graduate dean whether the student should be admitted to doctoral candidacy. After admission to doctoral candidacy, the student must enroll in the dissertation course each fall and spring semester.

A doctoral candidate must designate one area of specialization as a major and must select at least one supporting area outside the College of Pharmacy.

Post-PharmD Graduate Residency Training Program

The Graduate Residency Training Program in Pharmacy consists of one year of residency training in combination with twenty-four semester hours of graduate experiential coursework. Students must enroll in at least six hours of coursework in the second summer term following their admission to the program and in at least nine hours of coursework in the next fall and the next spring semester. This coursework allows the student to receive academic credit for the practical training he or she receives under the direct supervision of a pharmacy faculty member.

To take part, students must be admitted to the residency program and to the Graduate School. Students must apply for admission to the Graduate School as nondegree (graduate) students by completing the Application for Admission to Graduate Study and submitting the appropriate application fee and transcripts from each senior college they have attended. The Graduate Record Examinations General Test is not required. Admission requirements include receipt of the PharmD degree from an institution accredited by the American Council on Pharmaceutical Education.

Nondegree (graduate) students admitted to this program must pay tuition but are exempt from paying fees.

A nondegree (graduate) student who later is admitted to the Graduate School as a degree-seeking student may petition to apply toward a master's degree up to six hours of graduate credit earned while he or she was a nondegree (graduate) student.

For More Information

Campus address: Pharmacy Building (PHR) 2.222, phone (512) 471-6590, fax (512) 471-8762; campus mail code: A1900

Mailing address: Graduate Program, College of Pharmacy, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas 78712-1074



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Graduate Catalog
Chapter 1 - Graduate Study
Chapter 2 - Admission and Registration
Chapter 3 - Degree Requirements
Chapter 4 - Fields of Study
Chapter 5 - Members of Graduate Studies Committees
Appendix - Course Abbreviations

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