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Ph.D. Program


Vision: To be a preeminent College of Pharmacy that cultivates leadership, innovation, and diversity in education, practice, research, and service to advance the health and well-being of our communities.

Mission: To educate and develop inclusive leaders in the science and practice of pharmacy who will improve health through discovery, innovation, advocacy, and the delivery of optimal patient care.

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.   

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


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