Graduate Program Tracks/Programs


All students accepted to the PhD or MS Thesis Program are accepted into a specific program track. The University is proud to offer specific areas of focused research in each of these tracks. The program tracks represent the major areas for research and training in Pharmaceutical Sciences.


New for 2018: Pharmacometrics and Systems Pharmacology Specialization Learn to apply pharmacometrics and computational systems pharmacology techniques to advance preclinical and clinical research. Use computational techniques and models to facilitate development of novel drug candidates that are less likely fail during clinical trials and to provide better understanding of drug mechanisms of action and therapeutic effects at the systems pharmacology level.


The pharmacology track focuses on the biochemical mechanisms responsible for drug and other xenobiotic, and gene actions on living systems, both healthy and compromised.

The clinical pharmaceutical scientist is a specialty track/program in which students with expertise in pharmacotherapeutics investigate both the clinical and mechanistic elements of drug therapy issues.

The medicinal chemistry track encompasses drug discovery and prepares you with the means to study the behavior of chemical substances at the molecular level.

The pharmaceutics track is concentrated on the study of the design of pharmaceutical dosage forms and their interaction with the human body.  Topics included are physical pharmacy, bioanalysis, drug delivery and targeting, drug metabolism, drug transport. pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics.

The pharmaceutical outcomes and policy research track will train students to investigate the impact and outcomes of pharmaceutical products, pharmacy services, and pharmaceutical policies across health care systems.