PhD Program
Biomedical Sciences

The Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences offers a PhD program in biomedical sciences that focuses on the cross-disciplinary integration of human (patho)biology with drug action, invention, and clinical utility. The biomedical sciences curriculum involves coursework and original research in areas including drug design and profiling, toxicology, and pharmaceutical biochemistry/cell biology aimed at increasing our understanding of how unsolved medical needs may be addressed by novel therapeutic approaches. The biomedical sciences program is appropriate for those entering the field as well as persons currently employed as research technicians, clinical laboratory workers, and science teachers/administrators. The flexibility of the biomedical sciences program and its interdisciplinary nature can enhance job performance in a present position and invite new employment opportunities.

In The News

Increasingly, scientific work is becoming interdisciplinary. In response to this trend, we allow the student to focus on more than one area in biomedical science. The concept is appropriate for both those entering as well as those currently employed in the field, including research technicians, clinical laboratory workers, science teachers, and science administrators. For those currently employed, the flexibility of our program can enhance their performance in a present position or open up new employment opportunities.

Where They Work

  • Pfizer
  • Shire
  • Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research
  • CVS Health
  • Amgen

What They Do

  • Research
  • Education
  • Healthcare Services
  • Legal
  • Business Development

What They’re Skilled At

  • High-Performance Liquid Chromatography
  • Pharmaceutical Industry
  • Cell Culture
  • Biotechnology

Application Materials

  • Application
  • Application fee – US $50
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Transcripts from all institutions attended
  • Personal Statement
  • Resumé
  • Official GRE scores
  • TOEFL for applicants who do not hold a degree from a U.S. institution and whose native language is not English
  • Please note all international applicants will need to provide a WES evaluation. Link to WES:


Admissions deadline for Fall term: December 6

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