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Contact Information

College of Pharmacy
University of South Carolina
715 Sumter Street
Columbia
South Carolina
29208
United States
South Carolina
  • Name: Rachel McKeown
    Title: Administrative Coordinator I
    Office: Department of Drug Discovery and Biomedical Sciences (DDBS)
    Phone (Work): 803-777-0757
    Email: rachelm@cop.sc.edu
  • Name: Sarah Beth Tucker
    Title: Administrative Coordinator
    Office: Clinical Pharmacy and Outcomes Sciences (CPOS)
    Phone (Work): 803-777-0533
    Email: stucker2@cop.sc.edu
  • Name: Douglas Pittman Ph.D.
    Title: Associate Professor & Graduate Program Director
    Office: CLS 518
    Phone (Work): 803-777-7715
    Email: pittman@cop.sc.edu
  • Name: Gene Reeder, Ph.D.
    Title: Director, Outcomes Research & Distinguished Professor Emeritus
    Office: Kennedy Pharmacy Innovation Center (KPIC)
    Phone (Work): 803-777-4395
    Email: reeder@cop.sc.edu

Program Application Deadline

April 15, 2021
No
$50
For the DDBS department and under some circumstances, candidates may apply for admission at any time during the year. However, notification of acceptance will normally be made only in March/April for matriculation the following fall semester.

Program Description

A doctorate in pharmaceutical sciences prepares you for a career in either academic or industrial environments of the pharmaceutical sciences. Candidates for the Ph.D. degree from the University of South Carolina will conduct original research and contribute to the literature surrounding their area of expertise. All Ph.D. candidates must submit a thesis or dissertation as appropriate, as well as author research papers and manuscripts for submission for publication.

Candidates will embark on research training in the College of Pharmacy's Department of Drug Discovery and Biomedical Sciences that encompasses the understanding of disease mechanisms and drug toxicity and the design and development of pharmaceutical and anti-cancer agents. This training in the physical and biological sciences applies to health-related research, and degree holders can pursue extensive career options in academia, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology companies or government agencies.

Graduates of the Pharmacy Administration track are expected to be pharmaceutical scientists. Therefore, students are exposed to interdisciplinary training and education while seeking an advanced degree in pharmaceutical sciences. Candidates with an advanced degree(s) in pharmaceutical sciences will be prepared for a variety of career choices that include teaching and research at academic institutions, research in the pharmaceutical industry, pharmaceutical sales, regulatory governmental agencies, health care consulting, among others.

Institution Information

Public
Yes
Fall

Degree Requirements

61
Not Required
Required
Required
Not Required
Required
Students who enter the Ph.D. program in Pharmacy Administration with a Master's degree in a health-related field must successfully complete at least 34 hours of graduate course work.

The Ph.D. track in Drug Discovery and Biomedical Sciences requires a minimum of 30 hours beyond a Master’s degree as approved by advisement, including at least 12 credit hours of dissertation preparation.

Degree Information

On Campus
  • Pharmacy Administration
  • Drug Discovery and Biomedical Sciences
Administrative Science, Biochemistry, Bioengineering, Biological Science, Biomedical Sciences, Biotechnology, Cancer, Cellular Biology, Clinical Research, Drug Delivery, Drug Development, Drug Discovery, Epidemiology, Experimental Therapeutics, Health Outcomes, Infectious Disease, Informatics, Medicinal Chemistry, Molecular Biology, Nanotechnology, Natural Product, Neuroscience, Occupational Health, Patient Safety, Pharmaceutical Science, Pharmaceutics, Pharmacogenomics, Pharmacognosy, Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacology, Pharmacotherapy, Pharmacy Management, Pharmacy Marketing, Pharmacy Policy, Public Health, Regulatory Science, Structural Biology, Translational Science

Program Statistics

4
Last academic year-country of origin of the accepted students:
2
2
3.5
Last academic year-graduates job placement:
4
2
0
0
0
4.7

GRE and Other Tests

Yes
Not Required or Recommended
TOEFL or IELTS

Letters of Recommendation

Yes
3

Other Admission Requirements

3.0
Yes

Financial Support

100
Tuition Waiver, Stipend, Research Assistantship, Teaching Assistantship, Department or University Scholarship

Background Checks and Drug Screenings

We are not a participating PharmGrad program
We are not a participating PharmGrad program