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Field of Study: Pharmaceutical Sciences

Graduate admissions

Admission to graduate programs is competitive. You need a bachelor's degree, good grades, and good test scores.

Additional requirements at some schools include:

  • Graduate Record Exam (GRE) General
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement
  • Professional resume
  • Research and laboratory experience
  • Undergraduate degree or significant course work in pharmaceutical sciences, biology, chemistry, zoology, engineering, or other related degree
  • Significant course work in calculus, statistics, and physics


Typical course work

This undergraduate program typically includes courses in the following subjects:

  • Advanced Statistics
  • Drug Delivery
  • Drug Metabolism
  • Medicinal Chemistry
  • Molecular Biochemistry
  • Molecular Thermodynamics
  • Pharmacogenomics
  • Pharmacokinetics
  • Pharmacology
  • Principles of Genetics
  • Principles of Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Research Methods

In addition, graduate programs that lead to a master's or doctoral degree in pharmaceutical sciences typically include:

  • Laboratory research projects
  • Thesis (master's degree)
  • Preliminary exams (doctoral degree only)
  • Dissertation and dissertation defense (doctoral degree)