Published Survey
Submission Number: 236
Submission ID: 236
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Contact Information

410 North 12th Street
Richmond
Virginia
23298
United States
Virginia
  • Name: Joseph McClay
    Title: Associate Professor, and Graduate Program Director, Pharmacotherapy and Pharmacy Administration Concentrations
    Email: jlmcclay@vcu.edu
  • Name: Masahiro Sakagami
    Title: Professor, and Graduate Program Director, Pharmaceutics
    Email: msakagam@vcu.edu
  • Name: Shijun Zhang
    Title: Professor, and Graduate Program Director, Medicinal Chemistry
    Email: szhang2@vcu.edu
  • Name: Aron H. Lichtman
    Title: Professor, and Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies
    Email: alichtma@vcu.edu
  • Name: Sandro da Rocha
    Title: Professor, and Graduate Program Director, Pharmaceutical Engineering
Yes

Program Application Deadline

May 01, 2023
No
$70
Applicants seeking teaching or research assistantships (which pay for tuition, fees, and the VCU graduate student health insurance plan, as well as provides an annual stipend) are highly encouraged to submit their applications by February 1.
Yes

Program Description

The PhD program in Pharmaceutical Science at VCU School of Pharmacy includes four areas of concentration: 1) pharmacotherapy, 2) Outcomes science (Pharmacoeconomics), 3) pharmaceutics, and 4) medicinal chemistry. The PhD program in Pharmaceutical Engineering is a joint program between the VCU School of Pharmacy and the VCU College of Engineering. 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.

Yes

Institution Information

Public
Yes
Fall
Yes

Degree Requirements

60
Research
Required
Required
Not Required
Required
It is expected that the student will publish their dissertation research in peer-review journals under the guidance of their advisor.
Yes

Degree Information

On Campus
  • Pharmacotherapy
  • Outcomes Science (Pharmacoeconomics)
  • Pharmaceutics
  • Medicinal Chemistry
  • Pharmaceutical Engineering
Administrative Science, Biochemistry, Biological Science, Biomedical Sciences, Biotechnology, Cancer, Cellular Biology, Chemical Science, Clinical Research, Drug Delivery, Drug Development, Drug Discovery, Drug Metabolism, Engineering, Epidemiology, Experimental Therapeutics, Forensic Science, Health Outcomes, Health Policy, Health Services, Human Population, Immunology, Infectious Disease, Medicinal Chemistry, Molecular Biology, Molecular Medicine, Molecular Science, Nanoscience, Nanotechnology, Natural Product, Neuroscience, Pharmaceutical Marketing, Pharmaceutical Science, Pharmaceutics, Pharmacodynamics, Pharmacoeconomics, Pharmacogenomics, Pharmacognosy, Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacology, Pharmacotherapy, Pharmacy Management, Pharmacy Marketing, Pharmacy Policy, Pharmacy Practice, Physiological Science, Regulatory Science, Structural Biology, Transdermal Drug Delivery, Translational Science, Vaccine Technology
Yes

Program Statistics

Yes
22
Last academic year-country of origin of the accepted students:
Yes
Last academic year-graduates job placement:
4.5
Yes

GRE and Other Tests

No
GREs are optional.
TOEFL or IELTS
Yes

Letters of Recommendation

Yes
3
It is recommended for the evaluator to be a professor or research supervisor of the applicant, who has direct knowledge to provide feedback on the applicant's research ability or potential for research.
Yes

Other Admission Requirements

3.0
Applications are evaluated based on overall strengths (GPA, previous research experiences, and letters of recommendation, GRE scores (if taken)) as well as expressed interest in research being conducted by graduate faculty in our concentrations. Prospective applicants are highly encouraged to familiarize themselves with the research being conducted by graduate faculty whose research that they find particularly interesting, as well as departments of interest. Prior to applying, applicants are also encouraged to reach out to these faculty members as well as the graduate director(s) in the appropriate department(s).
Yes

Financial Support

100
Tuition Waiver, Stipend, Research Assistantship, Teaching Assistantship
The School offers a finite number of competitive teaching and research assistantships for PhD students, which cover tuition, fees, and the VCU graduate student health insurance program, as well as a stipend. The School also offers a variety of travel awards to students presenting and attending scientific conferences.
Yes

Background Checks and Drug Screenings

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