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Contact Information
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Institution Address:
Address 1: 3501 Terrace Street
Address 2: 229 Salk Hall
Address 3: {Empty}
City: Pittsburgh
State: Pennsylvania
Zip/Postal Code: 15227
Country: United States

Program Location:: Pennsylvania
Admissions Office Contact(s)::
- Name: Lori M. Altenbaugh
  Title: Graduate Program Coordinator
  Office: 3501 Terrace Street, 229 Salk Hall
  Phone (Work): 412-648-1014
- Name: Maggie Folan, PhD
  Title: Director, Graduate Program in Pharmaceutical Sciences
  Office: 3501 Terrace Street, 250 Salk Hall
  Phone (Work): 412-383-9996

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Program Application Deadline
What is your application deadline for the upcoming academic year?: February 15, 2021
Is your program participating in PharmGrad?: Yes

Application Fee:: $50
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Program Description
Program Description:
About the PhD Program

The School of Pharmacy offers training at the doctoral level to unique, highly motivated individuals. Our mission is to train the next generation of leaders and decision makers seeking to improve the health of the community through outstanding basic, translational, and clinical research. Major strengths include highly accomplished, well funded research faculty, multidisciplinary training opportunities, and cutting edge technologies.

Program Tracks

There are six areas that students may select to specialize their education.

Clinical Pharmaceutical Scientist
Medicinal Chemistry
Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy Research
Pharmacometrics and Systems Pharmacology

Training consists of a sequence of required core courses, elective courses, journal clubs, faculty-directed research, and an original research project leading to a final dissertation.  72 credit hours are required. See the full curriculum.


The understanding of the various milestones will help assist you towards a successful completion of the program. There are 8 major milestones for the PhD program.

Requirements for Graduation

Each PhD student must write a dissertation that presents the results of research carried out by the student. An appropriate research project involves a substantive piece of original and independent research grounded in an appropriate body of literature. It is relevant to an identifiable field as it is currently practiced. It represents a hypothesis tested by collection and analysis of data and provides a significant contribution or advancement to that field.

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Institution Information
Is your institution public or private?: Public
Is your program accepting applications for this program?: Yes
Program Start Term:: Fall
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Degree Requirements
Credits Required for Degree: : 72
Required Rotations:: Not Required
Seminars:: Required
College-based Qualifying/Comprehensive Exam:: Required
Other Qualifying Exams or Certifications:: Not Required
Thesis/Dissertation:: Required
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Degree Information
Delivery Method: On Campus
Curricular Focus or Concentration::
- Clinical Pharmaceutical Scientist
- Medicinal Chemistry
- Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy Research
- Pharmaceutics
- Pharmacology
- Pharmacometrics and Systems Pharmacology

Area(s) of Study:: Clinical Research, Drug Delivery, Drug Development, Drug Discovery, Drug Metabolism, Experimental Therapeutics, Health Outcomes, Health Policy, Health Services, Immunology, Industrial Pharmacy, Infectious Disease, Informatics, Medicinal Chemistry, Molecular Medicine, Natural Product, Pharmaceutical Science, Pharmaceutics, Pharmacodynamics, Pharmacoeconomics, Pharmacogenomics, Pharmacognosy, Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacology, Pharmacometrics, Pharmacotherapy, Pharmacy Policy, Public Health, Toxicology
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Program Statistics
Last academic year-number of accepted students for your program:: 11
Last academic year-country of origin of the accepted students:
United States: 5
International: 6

Last academic year-average overall GPA of the accepted students:: 3.6
Last academic year-graduates job placement:
Academia: 5
Industry: 4
Government: 3
Other: 0
Unknown: 0

Last 5 academic years-estimated average years of study to graduation:: 5.58

GRE and Other Tests
GRE Section
 Is the GRE required?: No

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Are any of the following tests required for international applicants?: TOEFL or IELTS
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Letters of Recommendation
Letters of Recommendation:
Are letters of recommendations required by your program?: Yes
 If yes, how many letters of recommendation are required?: 3

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Recommendations should be written by faculty or mentors.

Other Admission Requirements
Minimum overall GPA considered:: 3.0
Recommended overall GPA considered:: 3.5
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Financial Support
Percentage of students receiving financial support:: 99
Type of financial support available:: Tuition Waiver, Stipend, Teaching Assistantship, Other
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Background Checks and Drug Screenings
Is your institution participating in the PharmGrad-facilitated Criminal Background Check (CBC) Service?: No
Is your institution participating in the PharmGrad-facilitated Drug Screening Service?: No