Published Survey
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Created: Wed, 06/03/2020 - 12:05
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Contact Information
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Institution Address:
Address 1: 1225 Center Dr.
Address 2: University of Florida
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City: Gainesville
State: Florida
Zip/Postal Code: 32611
Country: United States

Program Location:: Florida
Admissions Office Contact(s)::
- Name: Katie McFarland 
  Title: Academic Program Specialist 
  Phone (Work): (352) 273-6230
- Name: Kim Mahoney
  Title: Academic Program Specialist

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Program Application Deadline
Application Deadline
What is your application deadline for the upcoming academic year?: December 01, 2022
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Is your program participating in PharmGrad?: No
Link to Application:

Application Fee:: $30
Application Deadline Description::
The deadline to submit your application for the Fall 2023 term is December 1.  Although we will continue to accept materials beyond that date, you should submit your complete application by December 1 in order to be considered for the first round of interviews.

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Program Description
Program Description:
The graduate program in Pharmaceutical Sciences provides training and education across the entire drug life cycle from drug discovery to post-marketing evaluation.   Students enroll in one of 5 concentrations in the University of Florida Pharmaceutical Sciences PhD program: medicinal chemistry, pharmacodynamics (physiology, pathophysiology and pharmacology),  pharmaceutics, clinical pharmaceutical sciences, and pharmaceutical outcomes and policy.  

Students join the UF program from a variety of backgrounds – Pharm.D., chemistry, biology, statistics, epidemiology, and economics – and find opportunities to contribute to discoveries that will advance fundamental knowledge of disease, drug targets, and outcomes and that will advance patient care. Led by award-winning faculty,  our students are trained in up to date tools of in AI-based and structure-based drug design, chemical synthesis and drug optimization, chemical and synthetic biology,  comprehensive natural products science, pathophysiology and pharmacology, assay development, pharmacometrics, drug delivery, pharmacogenomics and personalized medicine,  pharmacoepidemiology and pharmacoeconomics, pharmaceutical health services research and the data sciences. Areas of research focus include cancer, infectious disease, cardiovascular and metabolic diseases,  maternal and child health, pain and addiction.

Our graduate students become members of interdisciplinary teams of scientists across the UF College of Pharmacy departments, centers and campuses, and the UF health sciences colleges.  After graduation, our graduates continue to advance pharmaceutical science through positions in academia, industry, and government agencies such as the FDA. 

The UF college of pharmacy is ranked #3 among colleges of pharmacy in NIH funding by the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, and has ranked in the top 5 in total funding since 2018.    

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Institution Information
Is your institution public or private?: Public
Is your program accepting applications for this program?: Yes
Program Start Term:: Fall
Satellite/Branch campuses::
- UF Research and Academic Center at Lake Nona  in Orlando, Florida
- UF Gainesville campus

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Degree Requirements
Credits Required for Degree: : 90
Required Rotations:: Research
Seminars:: Required
College-based Qualifying/Comprehensive Exam:: Required
Other Qualifying Exams or Certifications:: Not Required
Thesis/Dissertation:: Required
Additional Information about Degree Requirements::
All PhD students take a concentration-based qualifying exam prior to admission to candidacy for the PhD.  This exam is administered by the students supervisory committee.   The exam is normally taken after the student completes introductory coursework and has identified an area of research for their dissertation project.  

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Degree Information
Delivery Method: On Campus
Curricular Focus or Concentration::
- Pharmaceutics
- Medicinal Chemsitry
- Pharmaceutical Outcomes & Policy
- Pharmacodynamics
- Clinical Pharmaceutical Sciences

Area(s) of Study:: Behavioral Science, Cancer, Clinical Research, Drug Delivery, Drug Development, Drug Discovery, Drug Metabolism, Epidemiology, Health Outcomes, Health Policy, Infectious Disease, Medicinal Chemistry, Natural Product, Neuroscience, Patient Safety, Pharmaceutical Science, Pharmaceutics, Pharmacodynamics, Pharmacoeconomics, Pharmacogenomics, Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacology, Pharmacometrics, Pharmacotherapy, Pharmacy Policy, Physiological Science, Toxicology, Translational Science
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Our research and training focus includes Precision Medicine, Natural Products Drug Discovery and Development,  Systems Pharmacology, Drug Outcomes and Policy,  and research in treatment of Addiction, Cancer, and Metabolic disorders. Students take courses across the UF campus, including the 6 health science colleges, and have the opportunity to participate in training programs in the UF CTSI. The CTSI and the graduate school offer workshops and seminar series for predoctoral career development.

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Program Statistics
Have you previously enrolled students in this program?: Yes
Last academic year-number of accepted students for your program:: 36
Last academic year-country of origin of the accepted students:
United States: 10
International: 26

Last academic year-average overall GPA of the accepted students:: 3.5
Have you graduated your first class for this program?: Yes
Last academic year-graduates job placement:
Academia: 9
Industry: 4
Government: 2
Other: 1
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Last 5 academic years-estimated average years of study to graduation:: 4.9
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GRE and Other Tests
GRE Section
 Is the GRE required?: No

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Are any of the following tests required for international applicants?: TOEFL
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Letters of Recommendation
Letters of Recommendation:
Are letters of recommendations required by your program?: Yes
 If yes, how many letters of recommendation are required?: 3

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It is highly recommended that applicants obtain letters of recommendation are from professors familiar with your academic record and any previous research experience(s).  

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Other Admission Requirements
Minimum overall GPA considered:: 3.0
Recommended overall GPA considered:: 3.5
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The application process includes a review of your past academic record and coursework, past research experience(s), and your motivation for seeking the PhD degree, as indicated in your personal statement.  

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Financial Support
Percentage of students receiving financial support:: 100
Type of financial support available:: Tuition Waiver, Stipend, Research Assistantship, Teaching Assistantship, Department or University Scholarship
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The current minimum stipend is 31,000 for those entering the PhD program with a BS degree, and $35,000 for those entering with a PharmD.  Additional support is available for US trained PharmDs based on additional teaching assistant roles in the PharmD curriculum.  

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Background Checks and Drug Screenings
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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