Pharmaceutical Sciences, Ph.D. | Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

Pharmaceutical Sciences, Ph.D.

Through the innovative scholarly training of our graduate students, we strive to become outstanding pharmaceutical and biomedical scientists, benefitting the community at large.

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Career Outlook and Opportunities

Our students are in high demand!

The Graduate Program in Pharmaceutical Sciences (GPPS) is a diverse science program which trains students for highly desirable and lucrative careers in:

  • Pharmaceutical Industry
  • Academia
  • Governmental Agencies



Our comprehensive education utilizes diversity and practical experience in a variety of learning environments.

5-Year Program
48 Hours of Didactics
Ph.D. students may choose to do doctoral research in:
  • Neurodegenerative Diseases
  • Medicinal Chemistry
  • Brain Drug Delivery
  • Pharmacokinetics
  • Cancer Therapy
  • Immunotherapy
What To Expect
  • Research/Teaching Assistantships
  • Receive a yearly Research Assistantship of $29,000
  • Partial (80-90%) tuition waivers.
  • Rigorous training that is critical to your success as a pharmaceutical scientist in academia and industry. 
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Work with Cutting-edge Equipment

Research growth at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center requires access to and support of appropriate cutting-edge core equipment that is at the driving edge of research. Additionally, students work in the labs of faculty in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Immunotherapeutics and Biotechnology.

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One Program – Two Campuses Across Texas

March 1
Fall Application Deadline (Ph.D. & M.S.)
Dec. 1
Application fee waived for Summer/Fall applicants, if complete.

Required Education: Core Curriculum (32 hours), including Pharmaceutical Sciences Seminar in Fall and Spring.