PhD in Biopharmaceutical Sciences

Admission Requirements

Transcripts of all undergraduate and any graduate work must be submitted. In addition to the Graduate College minimum requirements, applicants must meet the following program requirements:

  • Prior Degrees Baccalaureate degree in pharmacy, pharmaceutical sciences, chemistry, biochemistry, bioengineering, biological sciences, a related biomedical science area, or a doctor of pharmacy degree.
  • Grade Point Average At least 3.00/4.00.
  • Tests Required GRE General. Recommended scores: Verbal 153, Quantitative 155, Analytical Writing 4.0
  • Minimum English Competency Test Score
    • TOEFL 100, with subscores of Reading 20, Listening 20, Speaking 21, and Writing 21 (iBT Internet-based); 75, with subscores of Reading 20, Listening 20, Writing 21 (New Paper-Based—after August 2018); 600 (Institutional Testing Paper-Based—prior to August 2018), OR,
    • IELTS 7.0, with subscores of 6.0 for all four categories, OR,
    • PTE-Academic 67, with subscores of Reading 54, Listening 54, Speaking 54, and Writing 54.
  • Letters of Recommendation Three required from individuals who are familiar with the applicant’s training, ability, character, and potential for successful completion of the program.
  • Personal Statement Required; one page. The statement should address the applicant’s educational, professional, and research objectives.

Degree Requirements

In addition to the Graduate College minimum requirements, students must meet the following program requirements:

Doctor of Philosophy

  • Minimum Semester Hours Required 96 from the baccalaureate, 64 from the master’s.
  • Course Work Required At least 20 hours must be in 500-level didactic courses.
Course Title
Core Courses
Biopharmaceutical Sciences I
Biopharmaceutical Sciences II
Biostatistics I
Essentials for Animal Research
Experimental Animal Techniques
Scientific Integrity and Responsible Research
Departmental Seminar (must register every semester for a minimum of 8 hours)
Electives
At least 14 hours must be in 400–500 level didactic courses and selected in consultation with the student’s research advisor.
  • Preliminary Examination Required.
  • Dissertation Required. Students must earn at least 50 hours in BPS 599.
  • Other Requirements Please consult the departmental handbook for full information on all requirements.

Master of Science

  • Minimum Semester Hours Required 32.
  • Course Work Required
Course Title
Core Courses
Biopharmaceutical Sciences I
Biopharmaceutical Sciences II
Biostatistics I
Essentials for Animal Research
Experimental Animal Techniques
Scientific Integrity and Responsible Research
Departmental Seminar
  • Comprehensive Examination None.
  • Thesis, Project or Course-Work- Only Options Thesis required. Students must earn at least 6 hours in BPS 598.

Interdepartmental Concentrations

Students earning a graduate degree in this department may complement their courses by enrolling in select concentrations after consulting with their graduate advisor. Interdepartmental concentrations available for this degree include: