Published Survey
Submission Number: 339
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Created: Fri, 06/05/2020 - 13:13
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Contact Information
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Institution Address:
Address 1: College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, St. John's University
Address 2: Dept. of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Address 3: 8000 Utopia Pkwy
City: Queens
State: New York
Zip/Postal Code: 11439
Country: United States

Program Location:: New York
Admissions Office Contact(s)::
- Office: College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Office of Graduate Admission
  Phone (Work): 718-990-1601
- Office: St. John's University International Admission
  Phone (Work): 01-718-990-2000

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Program Application Deadline
Application Deadline
What is your application deadline for the upcoming academic year?: March 01, 2023
Does this program use rolling admissions?: Yes

Is your program participating in PharmGrad?: No
Link to Application:

Application Fee:: $70.00
Application Deadline Description::
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.

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Program Description
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 in a student-centric curriculum within an inclusive and collaborative learning environment.


Students will complete their degree within one of four concentrations within Pharmaceutical Sciences.

•	Industrial Pharmacy
•	Medicinal Chemistry
•	Pharmacology
•	Toxicology

All students participate in a core curriculum, with an individual specialized course of study within their concentration.  Each student will complete original laboratory scientific research as part of a doctoral dissertation (thesis).

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, environmental toxicology, toxic risk assessment, structural and biochemical toxicology, 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.

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Institution Information
Is your institution public or private?: Private
Is your program accepting applications for this program?: Yes
Program Start Term:: Fall, Spring
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Degree Requirements
Credits Required for Degree: : 60
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::
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.

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Degree Information
Delivery Method: On Campus
Curricular Focus or Concentration::
- Industrial Pharmacy
- Medicinal Chemistry
- Pharmacology
- Toxicology

Area(s) of Study:: Biochemistry, Biological Science, Biotechnology, Chemical Science, Drug Delivery, Drug Development, Drug Discovery, Drug Metabolism, Experimental Therapeutics, Industrial Pharmacy, Medicinal Chemistry, Pharmaceutics, Pharmacodynamics, Pharmacogenomics, Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacology, Toxicology
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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.

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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:: 41
Last academic year-country of origin of the accepted students:
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Have you graduated your first class for this program?: Yes
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GRE and Other Tests
GRE Section
 Is the GRE required?: Yes
Is a GRE Subject Test Required or Recommended?:     Not Required or Recommended 
Oldest GRE considered:: 5 years
Recommended GRE Score:
Verbal Reasoning:: 150
Quantitative Reasoning:: 150
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Applicants may inquire concerning replacement of GRE scores with  alternative standardized testing scores.

Inquire for specific policies concerning GRE requirement waivers.

Are any of the following tests required for international applicants?: TOEFL or IELTS
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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?: 2

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Minimum 2 letters of recommendation required. Recommended 3 letters.

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Other Admission Requirements
Minimum overall GPA considered:: 3.0
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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.

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Financial Support
Percentage of students receiving financial support:: 90
Type of financial support available:: Tuition Waiver, Stipend, Research Assistantship, Teaching Assistantship, Department or University Scholarship
What is the minimum financial support for eligible students apart from tuition remission?: N/A
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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. 

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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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