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Pharmaceutical Chemistry Graduate Programs

The Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry offers a number of core courses designed to hone the student’s skills in aspects of physical/organic chemistry, chemical kinetics, and equilibrium phenomena, which we consider essential in understanding problems of any origin, including biological processes, on a molecular level. Every student entering the program is expected to complete these core courses successfully during the first year.

Research has become increasingly multidisciplinary; students have the option to focus their didactic training in 2 unique areas of specialization or tracks:

  • Pharmaceutical biotechnology and
  • Physical/analytical pharmaceutical chemistry.

In addition, students can choose from a variety of elective courses that allow them to gain knowledge and skills in areas specific to individual research project interests.

The department places emphasis on excellence in research, making every effort to ensure that students are able to commit as much time as possible to their research projects, which allows them to earn the Ph.D. degree in a timely fashion. The core courses are taught every year and can be completed in just 2 semesters. Students are fully supported by the department their entire time in the program and are not burdened with time-consuming teaching responsibilities.

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