The graduate program in pharmacology and physiology is administered by the Director of Graduate Studies, the Director of the Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology Program, the Graduate Studies Committee, and the faculty of the Department of Pharmacology and Physiology. The day-to-day activities of the program are managed largely by the Director of Graduate Studies, with the exception of first year students, which are advised by the Director of the CMPP program. The review and acceptance of applicants into the program and the review of students enrolled in the program is the responsibility of the Graduate Studies Committee. The Pharmacology and Physiology faculty will participate in major policy decisions concerning the graduate program.
The Graduate Committee of the Department of Pharmacology and Physiology consists of the Director of Graduate Studies and typically four to five other faculty members who hold either primary or secondary appointments in the Department of Pharmacology and Physiology. This committee is responsible for administering the PhD programs, setting program requirements and policies, and monitoring student progress. The Graduate Committee reviews and approves students’ thesis advisory committees. The committee also considers petitions for graduate course transfers, graduate course selection, and exemptions to requirements and policies.