Graduate Studies

Graduate Programs

The MS and PhD Programs at the UIC College of Pharmacy (COP) provide rigorous training in a broad range of scientific disciplines. Doctoral degrees are offered in Biopharmaceutical Sciences (including lipid and polymer based targeted drug delivery, cancer pharmacology & genetics, pharmacogenomics, molecular, cellular & systems pharmacology, and environmental & forensic toxicology), Medicinal Chemistry (including synthetic medicinal chemistry, computational medicinal chemistry, analytical & chemical toxicology, biomedicinal chemistry, and structural biology), Pharmacognosy (including natural products drug discovery, pharmaceutical biotechnology, biochemical & molecular toxicology, and medical ethnobotany), or Pharmacy Systems, Outcomes & Policy (including pharmacy health policy, pharmacy health services, and pharmacy education).  Each program offers a combined PharmD/PhD and the departments of Medicinal Chemistry & Pharmacognosy and Forensic Science offer Master’s degrees.  For details on each individual program, please visit the links below and also see the Graduate Programs page.

PhD in Biopharmaceutical Sciences

MS and PhD in Medicinal Chemistry

MS and PhD in Pharmacognosy

PhD in Pharmacy Systems, Outcomes&Policy

MS in Forensic Science

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Graduate Student Awards

Annually, top-performing graduate students in each department are recognized by one of the College-based scholarships, fellowships or awards. For most recent recipients, visit Research Day Award Ceremony.

Graduate Students Choice Lecture

Every year, graduate students select and invite leading experts from various fields to visit the College and present a seminar.  This program has been discontinued. For list of past events, go to Graduate Student Choice Lecture.
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Student Organizations

Participating in student groups and events is a great way to socialize, network with peers and also academic and industry contacts and build your leadership skills. Check out the student chapters of professional organizations located in our College here.