The School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences offers
collaborative programs that involve advanced coursework and intense
graduate level research training in the Pharmaceutical Sciences.
The doctor of pharmacy/doctor of philosophy in pharmaceutical
sciences is typically seven years.
The program integrates the skills and knowledge of
pharmaceutical sciences and pharmacy practice with a focus on
cutting-edge research for the development of treatments to prevent
disease and improve health.
Prepares students for research positions in...
- Pharmaceutical companies in areas of drug development and
- Research institutes
- Federal and other regulatory agencies
You should first apply to the PharmD program. Once accepted,
plan to apply to the PharmD/MS program using the Online
Graduate Application in the fall of the P2 year. Students
interested in the program after their P2 year may be eligible to
- Apply to the PharmD/MS program during or after the second
professional (P2) year by February 15.
- Students must select the Pharmaceutical Sciences Research
Program during their P2 year within the PharmD curriculum.
- Cumulative GPA of 3.0 in the required courses of the PharmD
program at the end of the second professional (P2) year. Students
should not have been on academic probation for any semester in the
- Apply to the PharmD/PhD program after the third professional
(P3) year and after completing the PharmD/MS research project year
by February 15.
- Two letters of recommendation
- Personal Statement
- Research experience is desirable. Students should identify a
faculty mentor in the Pharmaceutical Sciences prior to
- Note: Bachelor’s degree is NOT required for PharmD
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