The College of Pharmacy offers three areas of graduate study:  Health Services Research, Pharmaceutics, and Drug Discovery and Experimental Therapeutics.  The major emphasis of these sub-programs is on research and coursework leading to the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in Pharmacy. Our graduates are well-prepared for careers in scientific research, academia, or regulatory affairs.
Students with undergraduate degrees in pharmacy, economics, biochemistry, chemistry, chemical engineering, and the biological sciences are well prepared for success. The diverse academic and cultural backgrounds of our graduate students creates a stimulating environment for personal and intellectual growth. 

Financial Support:  Students are provided tuition, fees, and a monthly stipend in exchange for part-time employment as a research or teaching assistant.

Graduate Student Life

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"After researching the UI’s rankings, research strengths, and faculty projects and publications, I was confident that I found the ideal place to further my career. A colleague who completed his degree at the UI College of Pharmacy told me I would not be disappointed"  
-Wesam Ismail, PhD Candidate

Where do our Graduate Students Go?

42 %

Pharmaceutical Industry

20 %

Academia, Tenure-Track

17 %

Postdoctoral Positions

21 %

Government - Other