Pharmacology and Toxicology - FAQs


Q: How do I apply?
A: Apply Online by clicking HERE!
Q: What is the application deadline?
A: We do not have an application deadline. The Admissions Committee will begin review of applicants in January, and applicants with completed application packets will be reviewed first.
Q: What is the application fee?
A: U.S. Residents: $30, International Applicants: $75
Q: Are graduate students supported?
A: Students selected for graduate assistant ships receive an initial stipend of $27,000 plus paid tuition and fees and health insurance coverage. Graduate assistantships are only available to US citizens and permanent residents (green card holders). Dental insurance is also available for a small charge.
Q: How does the Basic Biomedical Science Curriculum (BBSC) work?
A: The BBSC consists of required courses in biochemistry, cell biology and molecular biology/genetics as well as statistics, ethics and several lab rotations (in any area you choose—not just pharmacology). Electives are available in various areas, including Pharmacology and Toxicology. Salary support for first year students is provided by the BBSC. After the first year, salaries are arranged by the specific graduate program of interest
Q: How many students does the Pharmacology & Toxicology department admit each year?
A: This varies, but we normally take in 4-5 Ph.D. students each year through our generic first year curriculum the BBSC.
Contact Information
Kenneth M. Johnson, Ph.D.
Graduate Program Director
Email: kmjohnso@utmb.edu
Penny S. Welsh
Graduate Program Coordinator
Phone: 409 772-9626
Email: pwelsh@utmb.edu