Pharmacology (PhD)

Degree: Doctoral Degrees

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The Department of Physiology and Pharmacology is involved in the study of the functions of the living organism and the mechanisms by which drugs produce their effects on organisms. The primary instructional mission of the Department is the education of veterinary medical students in the physiological and pharmacological basis of disease and therapeutics.


College of Veterinary Medicine
Veterinary Medicine Building
Athens, GA 30602-7371
Phone: 706/542-3461

Academic Department

Physiology and Pharmacology
Veterinary Medicine Building
Athens, GA 30602-7389
Phone: 706/542-3014


Graduate Coordinator

John Wagner


The Department of Physiology and Pharmacology offers MS and PhD degrees in physiology and pharmacology. Programs of study encompass the disciplines of physiology, pharmacology, and toxicology with opportunities to concentrate on molecular biology, basic mechanisms of physiologic and pharmacologic processes, specific organ systems, or clinical problems. Graduates of these programs are employed by universities and by a variety of companies in the private sector.

Candidates for the MS or PhD degrees must have a baccalaureate or a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) or equivalent degree from an accredited college or university. Requirements for admission include 1) a grade point average of 3.25 with a BS or MS degree, or ranked in the upper half of the class DVM or equivalent degree; and 2) completion of the Graduate Record Examination with a minimum score of 1100 on the verbal and quantitative portions.



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