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Doctor of Philosophy in Medicinal Chemistry

Admissions Requirements

Satisfactory completion of a Bachelor's Degree in chemistry, biology, pharmacy or a related discipline is required. It is assumed that the undergraduate training will include differential and integral calculus, college physics, a one-year course in general and inorganic chemistry including a laboratory, a one-year course in organic chemistry including a laboratory, and training in analytical chemistry. An undergraduate course in physical chemistry is recommended.

The ability to excel in graduate studies and research must be evident based upon grades from undergraduate studies, recommendations from college faculty, results from standardized aptitude and achievement examinations (Graduate Records Examination), and performance in research and independent study.

Students with an M.S. degree in Medicinal Chemistry or a related field may be admitted directly to the Ph.D. program.


Ph.D. Degree Requirements

Ph.D. students need to complete the following courses as partial fulfillment of their requirement for a Ph.D. degree: MBC 5100, 5620, 5900, 6190, 6200, 6550, 6300 and other 5000-6000 level courses as advised. In addition, the following items must also be completed. MBC 5100/7100, 5620/7620, 7900 (4 hrs required), 6190/8190, 6200/8200, 6300/8300, 6310/8310, 6550/8550, 8960 (30 hours required), a minimum of 8 semester hours of graduate-level chemistry, and other 7000-8000 level courses as advised.

Inaddition, all students must satisfy the following:

1.Minimum of 60 semester hours of graduate credit past the master's level including a minimum of 30 hours of courses, laboratories and seminars (exclusive of dissertation research) and a minimum of 30 hours of Ph.D. dissertation research.

2.Satisfactory overall performance on a written qualifying examination covering graduate-level medicinal chemistry, biochemistry and organic chemistry.

3.Selection of a doctoral research adviser, preparation of an acceptable written Ph.D. dissertation proposal in consultation with the adviser, and the satisfactory oral defense of the proposal before the dissertation advisory committee. The written qualifying examination and the defense of the dissertation proposal will constitute the examination requirements necessary for advancement to candidacy for the Ph.D. in Medicinal Chemistry. The chair of the doctoral dissertation advisory committee will be the student's doctoral research adviser. The dissertation advisory committee will consist of two additional faculty plus one member from outside the student's department or college.

4.Subsequent to admission to candidacy for the Ph.D. degree, the student is expected to spend a minimum of two semesters in full-time study at The University of Toledo.

5.Preparation of a Ph.D. dissertation based upon the results of an original research investigation performed by the student during his/her Ph.D. program at The University of Toledo.

6.Successful oral defense of the dissertation before the dissertation advisory committee and presentation of the results of the dissertation research in a seminar before the Department of Medicinal and Biological Chemistry.

7.Acceptance of the dissertation by the Ph.D. dissertation adviser and the dissertation advisory committee.

8.Maintenance of a GPA of 3.0 or higher

Last Updated: 6/26/15