PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences

Chapman University
United States
Doctoral Degree (PhD)
Study mode
4 years
January August
Tuition fee (local)
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Tuition fee (foreign)
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Entry Requirements

  • A master's degree in chemistry, biology, biochemistry, pharmaceutical sciences, biotechnology, or related areas from a regionally-accredited university or college or international university with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. An M.D., D.V.M., or Pharm.D. from a U.S. institution will be considered in lieu of a master's degree. 
  • Minimum GRE (Graduate Record Examination) General Test scores:
    • Verbal: 500/153 (old vs. revised GRE scores)
    • Quantitative: 550/146
    • Analytical Writing: 4.0/4.0
  • Two letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with your academic abilities
  • A personal statement of approximately 1-2 pages in length, double-spaced, which includes: a) your interest in the Ph.D. program at Chapman; b) your research goals; c) your career goals
  • Official transcripts from the bachelor's and master's degree-granting institution(s)
  • A resume or CV with any relevant experience.

English Requirements:

  • TOEFL, IELTS, or PTEA – International applicants whose native language is not English must submit results of the TOEFL, IELTS, or PTEA. A minimum TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based) or 80 (internet-based), IELTS score of 6.5, or PTEA score of 53 is required. International applicants who hold a bachelor's degree or higher from a university in the United States or in another country where English is the primary language are not required to take the TOEFL, IELTS, or PTEA examination.


  • Ethics, Regulations, and the Pharmaceutical Pipeline    
  • Drug Discovery and Development    
  • Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics    
  • Principles of Drug Action    
  • Introduction to Pharmaceutical Manufacturing    
  • Pharmaceutical Analysis    
  • Research Rotations    
  • Bioinformatics & Computational Biology I    
  • Biostatistics
  • Seminar in Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Biologics    
  • Pharmacogenomics    
  • Formulation and Manufacturing Laboratory    
  • Medical Diagnostics    
  • Medical Devices    
  • Structural Biology    
  • Proteomics    
  • Advanced Pharmacokinetics    
  • Immunology and Microbiology    
  • Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics of Antibiotics    
  • Summer Internship in Pharmaceutical Sciences    
  • Bioinformatics and Computational Biology II
  • Research in Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Dissertation

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