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Pharmacy Academic Center

The Graduate Program in Pharmaceutical Sciences (GPPS) at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) Jerry H. Hodge School of Pharmacy in Amarillo, Texas is accepting applications from highly competent college graduates for admission into its Ph.D. and M.S. programs in Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Qualified candidates must have a four-year undergraduate degree and meet all additional requirements as listed on the GPPS prospective students page.

Application Deadlines

Spring 2020 - October 15, 2019 (Ph.D. Only)
Summer/Fall 2020 - January 31, 2020 (Ph.D. and M.S.)

(Application fee will be waived for summer/fall applicants who submit and complete their application by December 1, 2019.)

Ph.D. Program

The Ph.D. program in Pharmaceutical Sciences is a competitive four- to five-year program that involves two years of coursework plus two to three years of research work in the biomedical and pharmaceutical aspects of drug development and discovery. Students may choose to do doctoral research in cancer biology & therapy, neuroscience, medicinal chemistry or drug delivery.

Besides availing excellent research environment; all accepted students are provided with Research/Teaching Assistantships and receive a yearly stipend of $25,000 along with partial (80-90%) tuition waivers. The Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences offers rigorous training that is critical to your success as a pharmaceutical scientist in academia and industry. Many alumni of the program are working professionally in the pharmaceutical industry, academia, government (FDA), and other research institutes.

M.S. Program

The M.S. program in Pharmaceutical Sciences is a competitive 24- to 30-month program that involves 18 months of coursework plus 6 to 12 months of research work in the biomedical and pharmaceutical aspects of drug development and discovery. Students may choose to do master’s research in cancer biology and therapy, neuroscience, medicinal chemistry, or drug delivery. This program is completely self-funded – RAs are not available.

Students who successfully complete the master’s degree may either find jobs as junior scientists in pharmaceutical industries or apply for our doctoral program in pharmaceutical sciences.

Contact Us

College graduates interested in a pursuing the M.S. or Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences at TTUHSC 2. Jerry H. Hodge School of Pharmacy may contact Ms.Teresa Carlisle with inquiries.

More information about the program is available on the GPPS website