The PhD Degree
The Doctor of Philosophy in Pharmacy with a sub-program in pharmaceutics requires 72 semester hours of credit. We require 30 semester hours in didactic coursework, including a minimum of 15 semester hours of pharmaceutics courses. The remaining 15 semester hours may be fulfilled with elective coursework. Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.00.
Complete course descriptions can be found in the University Course Catalog
|Drug Disposition and Pharmacokinetics
|Properties of Dosage Forms I (or equivalent)
|Properties of Dosage Forms II
|Chemical and Biophysical Properties of Drugs
|Pharmaceutical Sciences and Experimental Therapeutics Seminar (enrollment strongly encouraged for 1 s.h. every semester for a minimum of four semesters)
|Drug Delivery: Principles and Applications I
|Advanced Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics
|Pharmaceutics Graduate Seminar
|Scholarly Integrity/Responsible Conduct of Research I (taken in second year)
|Scholarly Integrity/Responsible Conduct of Research II (taken in second year)
Students choose appropriate electives for individual research objectives.
Students take the comprehensive examination between the beginning and end of their third year of graduate study.
The dissertation is defended in a final oral examination.
The MS Degree
The MS degree requires at least 30 semester hours, which may include six semester hours of research. The degree usually requires a thesis. To apply to the MS program, please contact the Graduate Program Administrator directly.