Published Survey
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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: Douglas Pittman Ph.D.
    Title: Graduate Program Director & Associate Professor
    Office: CLS 518
    Phone (Work): 803-777-7715
    Email: pittman@cop.sc.edu
  • Name: Gene Reeder, Ph.D.
    Title: Professor and Coordinator of Pharmaceutical Outcomes Research
    Office: CLS-109
    Phone (Work): 803-777-4219
    Email: reeder@cop.sc.edu
Yes

Program Application Deadline

April 15, 2023
No
$50
For the DDBS and CPOS concentrations, 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.
Yes

Program Description

A doctorate in pharmaceutical sciences prepares one 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. Therefore, all Ph.D. candidates must submit a thesis or dissertation as appropriate, as well as author research papers and manuscripts for publication.

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

Graduates of the Pharmaceutical Outcomes Sciences Concentration (CPOS) 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 various career choices that include teaching and research at academic institutions, research in the pharmaceutical industry, pharmaceutical sales, governmental regulatory agencies, and health care consulting, among others.
Yes

Institution Information

Public
Yes
Fall, Spring, Summer
Yes

Degree Requirements

60
Not Required
Required
Required
Not Required
Required
Students who enter the Ph.D. program in the Pharmaceutical Outcomes Sciences Concentration 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.
Yes

Degree Information

On Campus
  • Pharmaceutical Outcomes Sciences
  • 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, Health Policy, Infectious Disease, Informatics, Medicinal Chemistry, Molecular Biology, Nanotechnology, Natural Product, Neuroscience, Occupational Health, Patient Safety, Pharmaceutical Marketing, Pharmaceutical Science, Pharmaceutics, Pharmacoeconomics, Pharmacogenomics, Pharmacognosy, Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacology, Pharmacotherapy, Pharmacy Policy, Regulatory Science, Structural Biology, Translational Science
Implementation Science
Yes

Program Statistics

Yes
9
Last academic year-country of origin of the accepted students:
4
5
Yes
Last academic year-graduates job placement:
5
1
1
0
5
Yes

GRE and Other Tests

Yes
Not Required or Recommended
TOEFL or IELTS
Yes

Letters of Recommendation

Yes
3
Recommendations from faculty familiar with the applicant's academic and research training are preferred.
Yes

Other Admission Requirements

3.0
Yes

Financial Support

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

Background Checks and Drug Screenings

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