About Pharmaceutics

Pharmaceutics is a multidisciplinary science that examines the development, production and characterization of dosage forms, as well as the disposition and action of drugs in the body.

We offer competitive stipends for qualified students and are committed to producing high quality scientists for careers in pharmacokinetics, drug delivery and pharmaceutical development.

As pharmaceutical scientists have been engaged in the development of novel biomaterials for sophisticated drug delivery systems, scientists in this field have expanded into research with applications in the development of medical devices and tissue engineering. 

Where do our graduates go? ​​

Graduates of our program are placed throughout the pharmaceutical industry and academia. 

  • Abbott Laboratories/AbbVie
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • Glaxo SmithKline
  • Boehringer Ingelheim
  • Florida A&M
  • Pfizer

  • Mayo Clinic
  • Merck
  • FDA
  • Eli Lilly
  • Genentech
  • Integrated DNA Technologies

New Fellowship Opportunity

The highly prestigious UI Pharmaceuticals Fellowship is a 1-year award that provides a stipend, tuition, and fees for a student entering their 2nd year of graduate studies in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Experimental Therapeutics (PSET). It is renewable for up to 4 years. 

The selected candidate will rotate through the five divisions within UI Pharmaceuticals – Non-Sterile Products, Sterile Products, Quality Assurance, Analytical Services, and Engineering.  Experiential learning will focus on cGMP-based manufacturing, analytical testing, and quality control. The selected candidate will contribute up to 20 hrs. of time per week towards UI Pharmaceuticals contracted work thereby furthering their applied pharmaceutics education.  Graduate students currently completing their 1st year of graduate studies in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Experimental Therapeutics (PSET) are eligible to apply.   Applicants must have a strong scientific background and a desire to pursue a career in the pharmaceutical industry to be selected for this fellowship.