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Institution Name Oregon State University
Program Name Pharmaceutical Sciences
Degree Type Ph.D.
Short Name Oregon State U-245
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Address 1 College of Pharmacy
Address 2 Oregon State University
Address 3 203 Pharmacy Building
City Corvallis
State Oregon
Zip/Postal Code 97330
Country United States
Program Location: Oregon
Admissions Office Contact(s):
Institutional Website:
Contact Information Video:
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
What is your application deadline for the upcoming academic year? January 01, 2022
Is your program participating in PharmGrad? No
Link to Application
Application Fee: $75 (domestic applicant) / $85 (international applicant)
Application Deadline Description: For full consideration, please submit a complete application, including letters of reference, by January 1, 2022.
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Program Description Oregon State University is a leading public research university that is the state’s land-grant university and is one of only two universities in the U.S. to have sea-, space-, and sun-grant designations. The College of Pharmacy at Oregon State places high priority on graduate education and the improvement of human health by advancing the discovery and understanding of medicines. We offer a research-oriented graduate program of study in pharmaceutical sciences that is individually designed to meet each student’s career interests and goals. Our nationally renowned faculty members have strengths in wide-ranging areas of pharmaceutical science, and many have been recognized for teaching excellence, outstanding research and their professional activities. Research focus areas include the discovery and design of anti-infective agents and treatments for chronic diseases, the design and development of innovative drug dosage forms using nanotechnology, and the mechanisms and consequences of drug interactions with living organisms. These research areas generally align with the three graduate program tracks of pharmaceutics, medicinal chemistry/natural products, or pharmacology, while presenting the opportunity for cross-disciplinary training in a highly collaborative environment.

Prospective students may apply to the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) or Master of Science (M.S.), selecting one of these three discipline tracks in which to complete research rotations before selecting a major advisor / research group. Departmental seminars, journal clubs, an annual retreat, travel support to attend conferences, and opportunities to obtain teaching qualifications contribute to training and professional development, and we encourage students to explore internship opportunities. We envision that our pharmaceutical sciences graduates will be competent to expand the knowledge of their discipline(s), communicate research findings and teach future pharmaceutical scientists.
Program Description Video:
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Is your institution public or private? Public
Is your program accepting applications for this program? Yes
Program Start Term: Fall
Satellite/Branch campuses:
  • Robertson Life Sciences Building, Portland, Oregon
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Credits Required for Degree: 108
Required Rotations: Research
Seminars: Required
College-based Qualifying/Comprehensive Exam: Required
Other Qualifying Exams or Certifications: Not Required
Thesis/Dissertation: Varies
Additional Information about Degree Requirements: OSU requires a total of 108 credits for a Ph.D. degree, and 45 credits for a M.S. degree. Of these total credits, didactic course work requirements are 27 credits for a Ph.D. degree, 24 credits for a thesis M.S., or 30 credits for a non-thesis M.S. degree. A GPA of 3.00 must be maintained in "didactic courses", which exclude thesis, seminar, and reading & conference classes. Ph.D. students are expected to take their preliminary oral candidacy exam within 9 academic quarters (end of third year).
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Delivery Method On Campus
Curricular Focus or Concentration:
  • Medicinal Chemistry track
  • Pharmaceutics track
  • Pharmacology track
Area(s) of Study: Biochemistry, Bioengineering, Biological Science, Biomedical Sciences, Biotechnology, Cancer, Cellular Biology, Developmental Science, Drug Delivery, Drug Development, Drug Discovery, Drug Metabolism, Immunology, Infectious Disease, Informatics, Medicinal Chemistry, Molecular Biology, Molecular Science, Nanoscience, Nanotechnology, Natural Product, Pharmaceutical Science, Pharmaceutics, Pharmacognosy, Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacology, Radiopharmacy, Toxicology, Vaccine Technology
Enter any additional degree information regarding your curricular focus or concentration and/or area(s) of study: All pharmaceutical sciences graduate students are required to take a foundational course in drug action, an introduction to grant writing, and training in responsible conduct of research. The remaining coursework to be completed in the first two to two-and-a-half years of the program varies based on the three disciplinary tracks. For the three research rotations usually completed, students may choose a lab outside their own discipline to gain a breadth of experience.
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Have you previously enrolled students in this program? Yes
Last academic year-number of accepted students for your program: 5
United States 5
International 0
Last academic year-average overall GPA of the accepted students: 3.5
Have you graduated your first class for this program? Yes
Academia 4
Industry 3
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Last 5 academic years-estimated average years of study to graduation: 5.25
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Is the GRE required? No
Verbal Reasoning:
Quantitative Reasoning:
Analytical Writing:
Enter any additional information regarding the GRE: As of September 2020, OSU College of Pharmacy no longer requires GRE scores. The admissions committee takes a holistic approach to review of applications when making admissions decisions.
Are any of the following tests required for international applicants? TOEFL
Other tests or credentials:
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Are letters of recommendations required by your program? Yes
If yes, how many letters of recommendation are required? 3
Enter any additional information regarding recommendations: Recommendation letters are expected to come from professional contacts. We do not review letters from family members and close acquaintances.
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Minimum overall GPA considered: 3.00
Recommended overall GPA considered: 3.25
Enter any additional information regarding application or admission requirements: A four-year baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university, and a combined GPA of 3.0 in the last 90 quarter hours of graded undergraduate work on the first baccalaureate degree and all work completed thereafter are required by Oregon State University for graduate program admission.
We welcome applications from a variety of science and engineering majors. Successful students have entered the program with Bachelors degrees in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology, Molecular Biology, Psychology, Neuroscience, Chemical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Marine Biology, Microbiology, and pre-medical and pre-health sciences degrees, among others.
While GRE scores are required, we utilize a holistic application review that takes into account multiple factors including field of interest when making admissions decisions. Individual faculty members do not independently accept students into our program. Acceptance decisions are made by a graduate studies committee.

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Percentage of students receiving financial support: 100
Type of financial support available: Tuition Waiver, Stipend, Research Assistantship, Teaching Assistantship, Department or University Scholarship
Enter any additional information regarding financial support: The OSU Departmental of Pharmaceutical Sciences has an NIH T32 pre-doctoral training grant that supports five students annually in natural products research.
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Is your institution participating in the PharmGrad-facilitated Criminal Background Check (CBC) Service? We are not a participating PharmGrad program
Is your institution participating in the PharmGrad-facilitated Drug Screening Service? We are not a participating PharmGrad program
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Admin Status Published
Old ID 2734
AACP Institution Number
SIDS 245