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Ph.D. Program

Our large faculty with diversified interests coupled with the collaborative nature of the Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry is an ideal environment for successful learning and research. We set high standards, in both coursework and research to ensure our graduates continue to be highly regarded members of the scientific community.

As a student, you will work closely with your supervisors to develop your Ph.D. thesis. You will receive a strong background in the physical/chemical sciences as they relate to pharmaceutical research through a comprehensive set of core and coursework offered by the department. We also offer a large number of electives to allow you to tailor your education to your specific area of scientific interest.

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Admissions Requirements

Ph.D. Coursework Research Overview

Departmental Graduate Student Handbook

Frequently Asked Questions




Distance Master Degree

The Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry's Distance Master's Program features the same high-quality lectures and courses offered in the Ph.D. program.

This program will allow the industrial scientist or the student at a collaborating institution to remain at their respective venues and earn the M.S. degree under a collaborative academic environment.

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Admissions Requirements

Department Coursework and Research Overview

Research Proposal Guidelines

Frequently Asked Questions

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Our research projects ranging from traditional pharmaceutics to biotechnology. 

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