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Ph.D. Program


Mission: To educate and develop practitioners and researchers who, through their leadership and entrepreneurism, will transform the profession of pharmacy to improve global health.

Vision: To be recognized as an innovative and entrepreneurial college of pharmacy providing opportunities that encourage innovation in education, practice, and research.

The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Pharmaceutical Sciences launched its unique program of graduate study and research in fall 2010. Students choose one of three sequences: (1) Social and Administrative Pharmacy; (2) Molecular Medicine and Pharmacogenomics; or (3) Drug Development (Pharmaceutics)

Depending on the sequence chosen, graduates focus on the dynamic and complex nature of the provision of pharmacy services, expanding the science of drug knowledge by creating and testing new drug molecules, or using technology to develop new dosage forms. The pharmaceutical scientist is knowledgeable in pharmacology, pharmaceutics, pharmacokinetics, and administration. Because of its exclusive emphasis on pharmacy topics, the program does not duplicate degrees or courses offered by other NSU centers.  

The Ph.D. program is consistent with the criteria for accreditation set by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).

Make NSU COP your destination for graduate education.

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