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Research Intensive Ph.D. Program - Pharmacology & Neuroscience

Research Intensive Ph.D. Program


The Pharmacology and Neuroscience Graduate Program offers advanced coursework and intensive research experience leading to a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree for those seeking careers in academia, industry, government and/or administration.  This program is located in Springfield Illinois at the SIU-School of Medicine campus.


Program Overview

  • One-year of advanced didactic coursework in pharmacology and related disciplines
  • Broad technical training through laboratory research rotations and selection of focused area of research (Faculty Research)
  • Completion of research project with a dissertation in collaboration with faculty advisor
  • Presentation of research findings at local, national and international scientific venues
  • Publication of research in competitive scientific journals
  • Tuition waiver and stipend support  


How to apply to the Ph.D. Program