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PhD Programs

PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences

The goals of the graduate program in pharmaceutical sciences are to provide the best training for students interested in pursuing careers in biopharmaceutical drug development; conduct high-quality research relevant to pharmaceutical biotechnology; offer innovative educational programs; and to support the biopharmaceutical industry, especially in Colorado.

There are several distinctive features available to students in the training program: access to a wide range of researchers and research equipment; cross-training with chemical engineers; essential non-scientific training in regulatory affairs, business topics and pharmacoeconomics; experience with real world compounds and research and development problems; and interaction with industry scientists.

Graduates of the program have advanced into successful careers. Since 2003, the program has graduated over 20 PhD students; most of whom have gone onto senior scientist positions in the pharmaceutical industry or in academia.


About the Program

The average time to earn a PhD from the program is 5.5 years.


Admission Requirements

Requirements for admission to the graduate program in pharmaceutical sciences.


Tuition and Financial Aid

Admission to the program includes financial support via a stipend awarded on a 12-month basis.


Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions about the PhD in pharmaceutical sciences.


Contact Information

Contact information for the PhD program in pharmaceutical sciences.