Program Details

The twenty-six members of the multidisciplinary Pharmacology graduate faculty bring a wealth of knowledge and skill to the doctoral program.
San Antonio, United States
Program Type:
Full Degree
Degree Level:

Program Overview

Program Description:

The Physiology and Pharmacology Discipline of the Integrated Biomedical Sciences program integrates the study of fundamental mechanisms of normal and disease function at the molecular, cellular and organ/system levels to spur discoveries; leading to new and improved treatments for human disease.

We engage in scientific discovery to elucidate biological processes, explore the pathophysiological basis of disease and identify novel therapeutic strategies for restoring normal function.

This innovative perspective, along with a collaborative and collegial environment allows students the opportunity to do cutting-edge research that is not constrained by traditional departmental boundaries. Internationally recognized research expertise is assembled in areas of:

  • Cardiovascular physiology
  • Neurophysiology
  • Physiological basis of aging
  • Neuropharmacology and mental health research cancer pharmacology
  • Diabetes
  • Addiction
  • Pain research

Additional Program Information

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
Financial Aid:
Applicants are required to have a Bachelor's degree or a Master's degree and must have taken the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). GRE scores must be from tests taken within five years of applying for admission. While there is no official minimum requirement, successful applicants generally have a minimum combined score of 315.
International Requirements:
International students are required to take either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing Systems (IELTS). The minimum required score for the TOEFL is 68 for iBT. The minimum score for the academic version of the IELTS test is 6.5. Scores for either test must have been taken within two years of applying for admission.