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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.

Degrees offered:

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.

The quality and impact of the Masters thesis project is something we take very seriously. We expect excellent performance in a rigorous set of core coursework. If you are a highly motivated student, this will not be a significant obstacle to the successful completion of the program. Students from industry normally take one course per semester, while students in collaborating academic institutions often take several courses.

Once you have prepared a research proposal that is approved by on-site and distance learning advisors, you will conduct thesis research during the regular semesters and/or during the summer period. Students who complete the program will receive a master's degree from the University of Kansas, and more important, develop those skills to help you become an independent research scientist possessing a solid scientific thought process and the confidence to handle any problems you encounter throughout your independent research career.

Degrees offered:

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Our research projects ranging from traditional pharmaceutics to biotechnology. 

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