Please contact the Pharmacy Graduate Coordinator for further clarification or questions.
All graduate students accepted into our program receive some form of financial support. This support includes training grant fellowships funded by our Alcohol Training Grant, research assistantships funded by faculty research grants, teaching assistantships funded by the College of Pharmacy, and individual fellowship awards. Postdoctoral training is supported by the Alcohol Training Grant, individual faculty research grants, and fellowship awards from various granting agencies. Graduate student stipends are highly competitive and most include tuition payments. The Center for Molecular and Cellular Toxicology provides additional assistance to the highest qualified applicants.
For more information about additional sources of financial aid, visit the College of Pharmacy Financial Aid web page.
Research assistantships are a fundamental part of our graduate training program. These assistantships allow you to conduct research as a faculty apprentice. This financial support includes a salary and tuition expenses. RA appointments are arranged with individual faculty and not the graduate group as a whole. It is very important that you research our faculty and their interests carefully in order to determine who you may be interested in working with in the future.
Teaching assistant positions are offered in the College of Pharmacy. Those interested in a TA position should contact the department for additional information concerning which courses require teaching assistants.
Alcohol Research Training in Neurosciences
The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) has awarded The University of Texas at Austin an Institutional Research Training Grant.
The Alcohol Training Grant provides stipends for seven predoctoral and two postdoctoral fellows who will be broadly and intensively trained to conduct research on alcoholism. Training areas span the breadth of state-of-the-art approaches including molecular biology and genetics, electrophysiology, cellular imaging, neurochemistry and behavior. Research models include both animal and human.
Grant and fellowship funding is usually restricted to students working with faculty associated with the specific grant. Contact the research faculty you are interested in working with for further information.
Career opportunities in pharmacology and toxicology are excellent. Medical centers, pharmacy schools, and private facilities employ pharmacologists and toxicologists to conduct research and to teach medical, dental, pharmacy and nursing courses to graduate students. The pharmaceutical and chemical industries hire pharmacologists and toxicologists to test new drugs and chemicals for their utility and safety. Government agencies such as the Food and Drug Administration, National Institutes of Health, and the Public Health Service also utilize pharmacologists and toxicologists in basic research and in formulating drug laws and chemical regulations.
Further information such as average salaries and job markets can be found by visiting the student sections for the corresponding professional society web pages – American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics or Society of Toxicology.