Published Survey
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Contact Information

410 North 12th Street
Richmond
Virginia
23298
United States
Virginia
  • Name: Mary Peace McRae
    Title: Graduate Program Director, Pharmacotherapy and Pharmacy Administration Concentrations
    Email: mpmcrae@vcu.edu
  • Name: Masahiro Sakagami
    Title: Graduate Program Director, Pharmaceutics
    Email: msakagam@vcu.edu
  • Name: Shijun Zhang
    Title: Graduate Program Director, Medicinal Chemistry
    Email: szhang2@vcu.edu
  • Name: Aron H. Lichtman
    Title: Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies
    Email: alichtma@vcu.edu

Program Application Deadline

February 01, 2021
No
$60
We have a rolling admission policy, so applications are taken on a continuous basis. However, there are a limited number of assistantships available (which would be used to pay for tuition, fees and stipend). Applicants wanting to be considered for the assistantships should submit their application no later than February 1.

Program Description

The PhD program in Pharmaceutical Science at VCU School of Pharmacy includes four areas of concentration: 1) pharmacotherapy, 2) pharmacy administration (including outcomes science) 3) pharmaceutics and 4) medicinal chemistry. These programs provide the preparation and research experience for academic, governmental, and industrial careers. Nearly 100% of our graduate find employment directly after completing their PhD. It typically takes 4-5 years for our students to complete their PhD.

Institution Information

Public
Yes
Fall

Degree Requirements

60
Research
Required
Required
Not Required
Required

Degree Information

On Campus
  • Pharmacotherapy
  • Pharmacy Administration
  • Pharmaceutics
  • Medicinal Chemistry
Administrative Science, Biochemistry, Biological Science, Biomedical Sciences, Biotechnology, Cancer, Cellular Biology, Chemical Science, Clinical Research, Drug Delivery, Drug Development, Drug Discovery, Drug Metabolism, Experimental Therapeutics, Health Outcomes, Health Policy, Health Services, Infectious Disease, Medicinal Chemistry, Molecular Biology, Nanoscience, Nanotechnology, Neuroscience, Pharmaceutical Marketing, Pharmaceutical Science, Pharmaceutics, Pharmacodynamics, Pharmacoeconomics, Pharmacogenomics, Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacology, Pharmacotherapy, Pharmacy Management, Pharmacy Marketing, Pharmacy Policy, Physiological Science, Regulatory Science, Structural Biology, Transdermal Drug Delivery, Translational Science

Program Statistics

18
Last academic year-country of origin of the accepted students:
9
9
3.67
Last academic year-graduates job placement:
6
2
0
0
0
4

GRE and Other Tests

No
GREs are required for Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmaceutics. Pharmacotherapy and Pharmacy Administration concentrations will, on occasion, accept an alternative standardized test (such as the PCAT or GMAT) for admissions. This must be approved by the Graduate Program Director for these two concentration areas.
TOEFL or IELTS

Letters of Recommendation

Yes
3

Other Admission Requirements

3.0
Applications are evaluated based on overall strengths, credentials and research experience. Applicants are encouraged to provide additional information beyond the required information, if they feel that such information may strengthen their application.
Yes

Financial Support

100
Stipend, Research Assistantship, Teaching Assistantship
The School offers a finite number of competitive assistantships available for PhD students, which cover tuition, fees and stipend. The School also offers a variety of travel awards to students presenting and attending scientific conferences.

Background Checks and Drug Screenings

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