Master of Science (MS)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
All PhD students in pharmacology and in toxicology are required to take 28 hours of coursework; of that, six hours are rotations, and 62 hours are spent on research and in seminars, for a total of 90 hours.
To be eligible for the qualifying exam, students must have completed the required coursework for pharmacology or toxicology with a grade of B or higher (including laboratory rotations and elective courses) and have a minimum GPA of 3.0.
Upon successful completion of the qualifying exam, students must enroll for eight to nine hours of research per semester to acquire the credits required for the PhD.
Pharmacology and Toxicology PhD students at IU School of Medicine are expected to defend their thesis dissertation within four to six years from beginning the IBMG program. Students must also complete two of the following actions prior to conferral of the PhD: apply for a grant, co-author a second research paper or review article, and present a poster or speak at a local, national or international meeting.