PROGRAM IN BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES,
The concentration in Pharmacology and Toxicology, as part of the
doctoral program in Biomedical Sciences, offers a PhD program that represents a
flexible, research-oriented approach designed to develop the interests,
capabilities and potential of all participants.
The program is individually adapted to provide students with a
diversified background in the pharmacological and toxicological sciences with a
heavy emphasis on research that begins at the earliest possible opportunity for
each student. The main objective of any
concentration in Pharmacology and Toxicology is to train skilled
pharmacologists and toxicologists who can pursue any career path available to
this discipline as well as equip students with life-long learning skills that
enable them to succeed in alternative careers.
Pharmacology is a science
that involves all aspects of the action of drugs on living systems and their
constituent parts from the intermolecular reactions of chemical compounds
within a cell to the evaluation of a drug in the treatment of human
disease. Toxicology is a science that involves the study of the adverse or
toxic effects of drugs and other chemical agents. It is concerned not only with
drugs used in the treatment of disease, but also with chemicals that may
present household, environmental, or industrial hazards. Thus, the Doctoral Program prepares
graduates to effectively compete as independent scientists in a global economy
in various science careers including academia, government, pharmaceutical
companies and regulatory agencies.
East Carolina University is committed to social
justice. The Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology concurs with that
commitment and expects to maintain a positive learning environment based upon
open communication, mutual respect, and non-discrimination. We do not
discriminate due to race, gender identity and expression, age, disability, veteran’s
status, religion, sexual orientation, color, creed, genetic information,
political affiliation, or national origin.
Minimum requirements for consideration of admission
Applications must be submitted to the East Carolina University Graduate School by January 15, 2019 for Fall 2019 admission.
Students must receive approval from the Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology Graduate Studies Committee to begin studies in semesters other than the Fall.
Full-time doctoral students (U.S. citizens) are eligible for annual
graduate fellowships of $25,000 plus tuition and individual health care insurance.
All students are responsible for paying student fees. Guidelines
of the program preclude students from holding part-time employment outside the
For more information contact:
Dr. Rukiyah Van Dross-Anderson
Graduate Program Director, Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences, Pharmacology & Toxicology Concentration