The Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences offers a unique graduate program in Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacology that is both interdisciplinary in nature while at the same time offering an in-depth, individualized state-of-the-art practical and theoretical training in each student’s specific field of interest.
This integration of specialization and exposure across disciplines offers a breadth of expertise that is not easily achievable in any single, individual department, and which uniquely prepares graduates for success in the rapidly changing field of pharmaceutical sciences. This dual goal of specialization, with an interdisciplinary foundation, is accomplished through a one-year initial program of coursework and lab rotations, followed by a transition into one of the participating department’s PhD programs for in-depth specialization and research.
The MCP program is a gateway program leading to a PhD in Chemistry, Molecular Biology & Biochemistry, or Pharmacological Sciences with a Concentration in either Pharmaceutical Sciences or Pharmacology. Upon completion of the MCP Curriculum, students choose a faculty advisor affiliated with one of the participating departments and transition into their “home” department to complete the remaining degree requirements for their PhD.
Students in our MCP graduate program benefit from the participation of highly reputed faculty within each of the participating departments. Visit the Affiliated Faculty page to learn more about their research.