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Pharmaceutical Sciences

Graduate Program Objectives

The purpose of the Doctor of Philosophy/Master of Science degree programs is to train and develop first-rate scholars and independent investigators within an integrated Pharmaceutical Sciences curriculum, with demonstrated competency in the following areas:

  • Possessing a thorough knowledge of the pharmaceutical sciences with particular research emphasis in a chosen area of expertise or specializations such as pharmaceutics, pharmacokinetics, drug metabolism, drug design, drug action, or basic pathophysiology, biochemistry or toxicology.
  • Knowledgeable in planning, organizing, and conducting independent research following the norms and standards of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Sciences, the National Institutes of Health, the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers Association, and other national biomedical or research organizations and societies.
  • Ability to effectively communicate their research findings either orally in small groups or seminars, or in written form in peer-reviewed, published papers to scientists both within and outside their field.
  • Knowledgeable in methods to secure support and independent funding from government and private sources to maintain their research program.
  • Able to develop and deliver appropriate educational materials and lectures to students and technicians in Pharmaceutical Sciences, as well as to colleagues in the industries and in the government.
  • Immersed in the philosophy of "life-long learning" and the importance of maintaining and continually updating their knowledge base.