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Institution Name Virginia Commonwealth University
Program Name Pharmaceutical Engineering
Degree Type Ph.D.
Short Name Virginia Commonwealth U-306
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Address 1 410 N 12th Street
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City Richmond
State Virginia
Zip/Postal Code 23298
Country United States
Program Location: Virginia
Admissions Office Contact(s):
  • Name: Sandro da Rocha
    Title: Professor and Director of Pharmaceutical Engineering
    Email: pharmeng@vcu.edu
Institutional Website:
Contact Information Video:
What is your application deadline for the upcoming academic year? May 15, 2021
Is your program participating in PharmGrad? No
Link to Application
Application Fee: $60
Application Deadline Description: While the application is a rolling deadline, applicants who submit their application by January 15 will be considered first
Program Description The pharmaceutical engineering Ph.D. program will prepare students to respond to current, emerging and future challenges in the discovery, development and production of pharmaceutical products. The pharmaceutical engineering Ph.D. program will prepare students to respond to current, emerging and future challenges in the discovery, development and production of pharmaceutical products. The program will prepare talent and leaders who can pursue careers in industry, regulatory and nonprofit agencies, as well as academic settings that deal with drug products. The students will engage in a rigorous and cross-disciplinary educational experience that includes foundational and research area specific coursework be empowered with the necessary tools to formulate and answer hypotheses-driven research questions in collaboration with mentors that have special expertise; engage in professional development opportunities to effectively promote and disseminate their work; and be immersed in a research and innovation environment of excellence.

The program will address the growing need for a new generation of researchers trained in cross-disciplinary and interdisciplinary science who recognize the need for a team-based approach to solving challenges related to the design and manufacturing of pharmaceutical products.

Graduates will gain the necessary skills and scientific foundation to work in a team-based environment, seek entrepreneurial solutions, and effectively communicate concepts and results. The program will prepare students to work and innovate in areas that create medicines to improve human health including the pharmaceutical industry, medical nonprofits, universities and regulatory authorities.
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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:
Credits Required for Degree: 83
Required Rotations: Not Required
Seminars: Required
College-based Qualifying/Comprehensive Exam: Required
Other Qualifying Exams or Certifications: Not Required
Thesis/Dissertation: Required
Additional Information about Degree Requirements: B.S. entry point that will require a minimum of 83 credits to graduate.
M.S. without a thesis entry point that will require a minimum of 74 credits to graduate.
M.S. with a thesis entry point that will require a minimum of 63 credits to graduate.
Delivery Method On Campus
Curricular Focus or Concentration:
Area(s) of Study: Bioengineering, Biomedical Sciences, Biotechnology, Cancer, Drug Delivery, Drug Metabolism, Engineering, Forensic Science, Immunology, Material Science, Nanoscience, Nanotechnology, Pharmaceutical Science, Pharmaceutics, Pharmacodynamics, Pharmacokinetics, Physical Science, Physiological Science, Translational Science, Vaccine Technology
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Last academic year-number of accepted students for your program: 2
United States 2
International 0
Last academic year-average overall GPA of the accepted students:
Academia 0
Industry 0
Government 0
Other 0
Unknown 0
Last 5 academic years-estimated average years of study to graduation: 5
Is the GRE required? No
Verbal Reasoning:
Quantitative Reasoning:
Analytical Writing:
Enter any additional information regarding the GRE: The GRE is not required but students are encouraged to submit their scores as additional evidence of their qualifications. Competitive scores are greater than 300 for combined Quantitative and Verbal and 4.0 Analytical score. The GRE cannot be used in place of other admissions requirements.
Are any of the following tests required for international applicants? TOEFL or IELTS
Other tests or credentials:
Are letters of recommendations required by your program? Yes
If yes, how many letters of recommendation are required? 3
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Minimum overall GPA considered: 3.0
Recommended overall GPA considered: 3.0
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I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Percentage of students receiving financial support: 100
Type of financial support available: Tuition Waiver, Stipend, Research Assistantship
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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
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