The UC College of Pharmacy offers graduate training (M.S./Ph.D) through its Pharmaceutical Sciences Division. The Pharmaceutical Sciences Division consists of a diverse faculty with professional training and expertise in biopharmaceutics/pharmacokinetics, cosmetic science, pharmacology, medicinal chemistry, social and administrative sciences, and industrial pharmacy.
Faculty and graduate students are involved in projects that utilize state of the art technologies to conduct innovative research. Being part of a major academic medical center guarantees our graduates will receive a rich, interdisciplinary educational and research experience. "
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Areas of Specialization
The graduate program in the UC College of Pharmacy draws upon the expertise of its faculty in the following areas. For more specific information on active research projects, please refer to the individual faculty web pages or click on the specific area below: "
Examines the interrelationships between physiochemical and biological parameters of the drug including mathematical descriptions of the dynamic process of drug release, absorption, distribution, metabolism, and elimination. Ultimately, these models explain dose response and identify optimal dosing regimens for patients.
Determines the formulation, preparation, preservation, evaluation, and quality control of cosmetic products.
This program is designed to meet the need for cross-disciplinary training in the scientific and regulatory aspects of drug development. This program will allow industry professionals to obtain the knowlege and skills necessary to take a therapeutic concept from the benchtop to the patient's bedside. .
Studies the action of drugs on living systems by looking at beneficial and toxic effects of drugs at the whole animal, tissue, cellular, subcellular and molecular levels.
Investigates the social science aspects of pharmaceutical delivery and utilization by relying upon principles from economics, marketing, management, operations research, sociology, and outcomes research.
* See program details for more information on Admission and Fees