Virginia Commonwealth University

School of Pharmacy

Pharmaceutics, MS, MPS, PhD


PO Box 980149

PO Box 843051

Richmond, VA 23298

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Ph.D., M.S., M.P.S.

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Department of Pharmaceutics in the School of Pharmacy offers graduate study leading to the degrees of Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy in Pharmaceutical Sciences. In addition, students may elect to pursue a joint Pharm.D. / Ph.D. program. These programs provide the preparation and research experience for academic, federal and industrial careers. Students in the Department are required to participate in a common core of entry-level graduate courses, including statistics, biopharmaceutics, drug metabolism, pharmacokinetics, physical pharmacy, pharmaceutical analysis and seminars in drug development. Building upon this core, graduate students then specialize, through advanced coursework and research, in an area of concentration within the Department. Since the graduate program was launched more than 28 years ago the Pharmaceutics department has built a nationally ranked program in drug development, with its greatest strengths in bioanalysis, pharmacokinetics / pharmacodynamics and aerosol drug delivery.


American Council on Pharmaceutical Education

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Midsize City

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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