The objective of the Pharmaceutical Sciences graduate program is to educate pre-doctoral students to develop independent research careers in pharmaceutical sciences with a basic, clinical or pharmaceutical outcomes emphasis. Upon completion of the graduate program, students will receive a PhD degree and utilize their training in academia, industry or government. The learning objectives for the graduate program are:
- Demonstrate a basic knowledge of central concepts in the biomedical sciences.
- Understand the current concepts in basic and clinical pharmaceutical sciences, and in pharmaceutical outcomes research.
- Read and critically evaluate the scientific literature.
- Formulate hypotheses based on current concepts in the field and design, conduct, and interpret their own research projects.
- Present research results in peer-reviewed publications and in a dissertation.
- Communicate research results effectively through oral presentations at scientific seminars, conferences, and other venues.