The UA College of Pharmacy offers graduate programs in four research tracks. Students seeking a graduate degree from the UA College of Pharmacy may choose to study one of the four research tracks, which are briefly described below.
Drug Discovery & Development
This track trains the future drug discovery research professional to employ cutting-edge technology to create new molecular therapeutics that engage specific biological targets underlying human diseases. The college is accepting applications only for students seeking PhDs at this time.
Pharmacology & Toxicology
This track teaches students to determine mechanisms of action for pharmaceuticals, identify potential drug targets, and define adverse effects of chemicals such as drugs, industrial chemicals and environmental pollutants. The college is accepting applications only for students seeking PhDs at this time.
Pharmaceutics & Pharmacokinetics
Pharmaceutics deals with the design and development of pharmaceutical dosage forms. This track trains future scientists to create formulations to optimally control the bioavailability of pharmaceuticals. The college is accepting applications only for students seeking PhDs at this time. We are currently not accepting applications for Pharmacokinetics.
Health & Pharmaceutical Outcomes
This track trains the student to critically analyze the impact and outcomes of pharmaceutical products and services within health care systems. The college accepts applications for students seeking a MS or PhD degree every other odd year.
About Our Students
There are approximately 50-75 students total in all the graduate tracks at any given point in time. These numbers fluctuate with the size of the faculty and available funding.
Most PhD students finish in about five years. Most MS students in the Health & Pharmaceutical Outcomes track complete their degree in 2.5 years (five semesters).