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Pharmaceutical Sciences

About the Program

The Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences offers M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Pharmaceutical Sciences in the Texas Tech School of Pharmacy at Amarillo. The graduate program is a part of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Lubbock. Pharmaceutical Sciences encompass all those areas of biomedical & pharmacy research that pertain to drug design, delivery, formulations, and therapeutics. The Graduate Program in Pharmaceutical Sciences is designed to train students for careers in the pharmaceutical industry, academia, and governmental agencies including the FDA.

Departmental faculty have research interests and expertise in drug design and delivery, pharmacology, pharmaceutics, pharmacokinetics, drug receptor modeling, molecular biology, biochemistry, pathophysiology, immunology and cancer therapy. Faculty members within the program have obtained over $1.5 million in grants and contracts. Some of the recent grants and other collaborations include NIH, Texas ATP/ARP, American Heart Association, AACP, as well as several pharmaceutical companies including Pfizer, Amgen, Dupont, Novartis and Monsanto.

Admissions requirements include:

  • A Bachelor's Degree (or higher) in pharmacy, chemistry, biology or related areas.
  • GRE testing in all three sections - with scores no more than 5 years old.
  • All international applicants, whose native language is not English , are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and have an official score report sent directly to the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences from Educational testing Service. The recommended TOEFL scores are > 550 (written) or 213 (electronic).
  • Each test score is considered separately; no test score shall be considered the sole criterion.

Research assistantships are awarded on a competitive basis. Fore more information contact Dr. Neels Van der Schyf, Graduate Advisor at