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Academics

We offer Master's and Ph.D. programs that are focused on both veterinary and human physiology and pharmacology. Our programs utilize the unique aspects of each species to enhance our insights and understandings into basic processes in all other species.

Toxicology Graduate Program

The Interdisciplinary Faculty of Toxicology (IFT) is composed of faculty from sixteen Texas A&M departments in four colleges, three divisions of the Health Science Center, and three associated laboratories, and is housed administratively in the Department of Veterinary Physiology & Pharmacology (VTPP). Admission to the toxicology programs requires approval by both the IFT and an academic department. Completion of a thesis/dissertation is required for the M.S. or Ph.D. degree in Toxicology. All students are required to complete a core curriculum of courses in toxicology, physiology, biochemistry and statistics. In addition, toxicology electives may be selected from a number of advanced courses providing additional training within these subdisciplines:

  • Cellular & Molecular Toxicology
  • Reproductive & Developmental Toxicology
  • Behavioral & Neurotoxicology
  • Environmental & Veterinary Toxicology & Public Health
  • Applied Toxicology & Food Safety

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Graduate Training Opportunities in Cardiovascular Sciences

The Michael E. DeBakey Institute for Comparative Cardiovascular Science and Biomedical Devices announces the inauguration of the DeBakey Scholars Program for studies leading to the Ph.D. in Comparative Physiology and Pharmacology. This program provides unique opportunities to train with interdisciplinary research faculty with expertise in the cardiac and vascular sciences, from molecular/cellular to organ/animal levels, with a common focus on cardiovascular pathophysiology. Scholarships are available for predoctoral students with a background in the life sciences or bioengineering, Ph.D./D.V.M candidates, and individuals with M.D. or D.V.M degrees seeking advanced training in cardiovascular research. DeBakey Scholars will receive a (18K+/year) stipend and comprehensive health benefits. For more information visit the DeBakey Institute website.

Other Academic Programs

The departments in the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences offer M.S. and Ph.D. graduate programs in Biomedical Sciences. There are also interdiscpilinary programs in genetics, neuroscience, and reproductive biology.