Pharmaceutical Sciences (Pharmaceutics) Program Information
The College of Pharmacy offers the Doctor of Philosophy degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences with / without a concentration in Pharmacy, and the Master of Science in Pharmacy (M.S.P) in Pharmaceutical Sciences with / without a concentration in Pharmacy. The minimum requirements for these degrees are listed in the Graduate Degrees section of this Catalog.
Pharmaceutics is the scientific endeavor concerned with the design, formulation, evaluation, and use of drug delivery systems. Its domain extends from studies of the physiochemical properties of drugs and related molecules to investigations of the mechanisms of physiological processes affecting drug delivery and therapeutic effectiveness.
The Department’s general focus involves studying the design and evaluation of traditional and novel dosage forms for delivering drug molecules and macromolecules. The design involves physical chemical studies and development of analytical techniques involving spectroscopy and chromatography. Evaluation includes development of sensitive analytical techniques for the drug in biological fluids and subsequent biopharmaceutical and clinical pharmacokinetic studies.
Applicants are required to have a foundation in physical chemistry, chemistry, mathematics, and in the life sciences. Please note that all students enter directly into the Ph.D. program as the department does not accept student applications for an M.S. degree.
For more information, please see our websites: http://pharmacy.ufl.edu/pc/education/phd and http://pharmacy.ufl.edu/pc.