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Contact Information

College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, St. John's University
Dept. of Pharmaceutical Sciences
8000 Utopia Pkwy
New York
United States
New York

Program Application Deadline

March 01, 2020
Please note that while the program uses rolling admissions and is continually assessing applications, it is recommended that applications for the start of the SPRING semester be completed by Nov. 1st of the previous year, and applications for start of the FALL semester be completed by Mar 1st of that year.

Program Description

The Doctor of Philosophy degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences prepares graduates for leadership roles in the evolving needs of pharmaceutical and biomedical education, research and industry. Graduates of the program are trained to respond to rapidly changing needs in a variety of fields associated with the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, academic and government institutions. Students learn fundamental skills in basic and applied research in toxicology, pharmacology, medicinal chemistry and industrial pharmacy.

The Doctor of Philosophy degree program is offered with areas of specialization in: Industrial Pharmacy, Medicinal Chemistry, Pharmacology or Toxicology.

Within the Department there are more than 30 independent research groups lead by faculty with a diverse range of expertise and research interests including pharmaceutical dosage design, drug discovery, synthesis and production, pre-clinical testing, toxicity studies, nanotechnology, pharmacogenomics, gene therapy, molecular modeling, pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic modeling. Some therapeutic areas of interest include cancer, diabetes, infectious diseases, and pulmonary disease. Students are trained in an inter-disciplinary environment that provides depth and breadth of knowledge with the opportunity for collaborative research with individuals with expertise in other fields.

Institution Information

Fall, Spring

Degree Requirements

Not Required
Not Required
Admission to the program does not imply advancement to candidacy for the degree. Additional requirements, including satisfactory completion of the core curriculum, passing the qualifying examination, passing the oral presentation of the research proposal and the establishment of the Ph.D. research committee must be fulfilled before a graduate student may be considered a candidate for a degree.
The primary responsibility for completion of research and the dissertation rests with the candidate.

Degree Information

On Campus
Industrial Pharmacy, Medicinal Chemistry, Pharmacology, Toxicology
The program of study consists of a minimum of 60 semester hours beyond the bachelor’s degree exclusive of prerequisites and dissertation research. The course work for each student consists of a core curriculum and a specialization curriculum. In some cases, students may be required to complete more than the minimum number of credits in their area of specialization or a minor field of study in order to make up any deficiencies in background experience and education which may exist.

Program Statistics

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

GRE and Other Tests

Not Required or Recommended

Letters of Recommendation


Other Admission Requirements

If applying directly with an undergraduate degree, a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.5 or better is required. If applying with a suitable Master's degree, a minimum GPA of 3.0 or better is required.

Financial Support

Stipend, Research Assistantship, Teaching Assistantship, Department or University Scholarship
Assistantships and Fellowships are available through the Dept. after registration and enrolment. Assistantships and Fellowships provide full tuition remission and a stipend. Students apply each semester and are evaluated based on availability and merit. There are a limited number of Assistantship and Fellowship positions. No guarantee of Assistantships or Fellowships are provided prior to enrolment and registration.

Background Checks and Drug Screenings

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