PhD Program
Medicinal Chemistry

The Doctor of Philosophy in Medicinal Chemistry program trains students in the design and synthesis of novel biologically active compounds and in the study of their mechanisms of action using biochemical, biophysical, and pharmacological approaches.

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This specialization offered by the Center for Drug Discovery (CDD) trains students in the design and synthesis of novel biologically active compounds and in the study of their mechanisms of action using biochemical, biophysical, and pharmacological approaches. Concentrations are available in synthetic, biochemical/pharmacological, and biophysical medicinal chemistry. The CDD’s excellence in teaching has been recognized by the award of a training grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse for predoctoral and postdoctoral training in development of medications. These will be targeted to treat drug abuse; addiction; and other indications such as neuropathic pain, obesity, neuropsychiatric disorders (psychoses, ADHD, depression, anxiety, eating disorders); and neurodegenerative disorders.

  • 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
    • ELISA
    • Biotechnology

Application Materials

  • Application
  • Application fee
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Transcripts from all institutions attended
  • Personal Statement
  • Resumé
  • TOEFL or IELTS for applicants who do not hold a degree from a U.S. institution and whose native language is not English
  • Official GRE scores
  • Master’s degree or undergraduate prerequisites:
    • General chemistry
    • Organic chemistry
    • Biochemistry, or cell/molecular biology.

Application

Admissions deadline for Fall 2018 term: January 15, 2018

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