Long Island University

Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences


1 University Plaza

Brooklyn, NY 11201

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The doctoral program in Pharmaceutical Sciences at LIU is designed to prepare students to meet the challenges and the current needs of scientists engaged in the pharmaceutical sciences and drug development process.

This program offers a blend of didactic and elective courses in the basic material sciences and mathematics, drug delivery, biopharmaceutics/pharmacokinetics, pharmacogenetics, pharmacology/toxicology, and other areas related to academic and industrial research.

After completing a broad-based core of fundamental courses, all students are required to perform original research in a specialized area, culminating in a dissertation. The program is designed so Ph.D. students have considerable flexibility in selecting areas of research for the Ph.D. project.


The Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences requires students to complete 69 credits of coursework, choosing one of two specialization tracks: Pharmaceutics or harmacology/Toxicology. This includes 36 credits of coursework in the M.S. Program in Pharmaceutics or the M.S. Program in Pharmacology/Toxicology. Admission to the Ph.D. Program requires an M.S. degree or successful completion of coursework that corresponds to the didactic portion of the aforementioned M.S. programs. Ph.D. students may bypass the M.S. degree and continue towards the Ph.D. degree, but only after completing M.S.- level coursework and passing the Ph.D. Qualifying Exam.

Facts & Figures

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Large Suburb

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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