Ph.D. On Campus


The University of Vermont

48 months
1720 USD/credit 51600 USD/year
1720 USD/credit 51600 USD/year
683 USD/credit 20490 USD/year
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Pharmacology department offers excellent opportunities for students interested in persuing a graduate degree in Pharmacology at The University of Vermont. We educate undergraduate students, medical students, graduate students, and post-doctoral fellows, giving ample opportunities for interaction with faculty researchers.


Several internationally recognized members of the Pharmacology department from The University of Vermont are interested in the basis of tone in small blood vessels and its pharmacological modification. State of the art techniques are used to determine the role of circulating and endogenous chemical substances, innervation, intravascular pressure and flow on the level of active contraction of resistance arteries and venules. 

Learning outcomes

This tone is altered in many vascular disease states including hypertension, stroke and spasm. There is also an emphasis on the correlation of drug action and structure of the developing and mature vascular system and its innervation. Researchers use state-of-the-art techniques to explore the cellular aspects of smooth muscle function including regulation of ion channels in both the plasma membrane and in intracellular organelles. Calcium sparks and intact arteries video (5 MB) is viewable using QuickTime.

The Pharmacology department also houses the Totman Center for Cerebrovascular Research. Investigators study the physiology of human arteries where the vascular consequences of established risk factors are assessed. This effort is undertaken in collaboration with clinical faculty.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Medical Cannabis
  • Introduction to Pharmacology
  • Molecules & Medicine
  • Toxicology
  • Topics in Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology. 
  • Special Topics
  • Advanced Pharmacology Research
  • Summer Medical Pharmacology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Contact information for all three people who will provide letters of recommendation (information is submitted in the application)
  • One official transcript from each institution you have attended, including the one you currently attend 
  • Writing Sample (where required)
  • Test Scores (where required)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    51600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1720 USD per credit during 48 months.
  • National

    51600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1720 USD per credit during 48 months.
  • In-State

    20490 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 683 USD per credit during 48 months.

Living costs for Burlington

1269 - 1888 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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