Pharmaceutical Sciences (PhD)
Prepare yourself for a significant role in the field of pharmacy with Creighton University's PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences. This program is ideal for those with aspirations to educate, forge a career in pharmaceutical research, biotechnology, manufacturing or regulatory affairs.
The PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences (PhDPS) program is designed to prepare scientists for a future career in drug discovery, development, delivery and education. The pharmaceutical sciences graduate program encompasses a multi-disciplinary approach to graduate training, culminating in the PhD degree.
This program is administered by the Department of Pharmacy Sciences, located within the School of Pharmacy and Health Professions. The program of study integrates the Jesuit charisms, tailored to the individual needs of each student and is based on the background and career objectives of each student. Students will complete a series of required and elective courses and perform original research, which will culminating in submitting of a dissertation based on their research outcomes.
At Creighton, you’ll have access to the specialized equipment, resources and broad expertise of a large university, but with smaller class sizes. You’re given the personalized attention of faculty, who support you throughout your doctoral program. They’ll help you choose a thesis topic from areas such as pharmacology, toxicology, pharmaceutics, pharmacokinetics, medicinal chemistry and social and administrative pharmacy—and they’ll advise you every step of the way.
Research at Creighton is mission-driven, making your work part of a greater effort to serve others and create a more just world. Our students and faculty live out the Jesuit tradition of justice for all and service for others. For example, pharmacy students have offered immunization clinics at homeless shelters and participate in an annual service trip to Heartland Hope Mission to serve those in need.
Your research passion is our priority.
At Creighton, your PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences can be customized to fit your interests and career goals. At the beginning of the program, you’ll select a principal advisor and assemble a thesis committee that will help you formulate a plan of study tailored to your needs.
Your professors will work closely with you—guiding your studies and acting as teachers, advisors and mentors throughout your degree and career. Many of our faculty members collaborate and work with students long after they earn their degrees.