Pharmaceutical Sciences

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The Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences offers work leading to degrees in Pharmaceutical Sciences. Coursework and research are available in the areas of discovery, development and formulation of biologically active agents for therapeutic applications. The program is focused on the following areas – Pharmaceutics and Drug Delivery, Pharmacognosy, Chemistry in Drug Discovery, Molecular Mechanisms and Therapeutics, and Forensics. The Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences program replaces the three previously separate Ph.D. programs in Biopharmaceutical Sciences, Medicinal Chemistry, and Pharmacognosy.

Director and Coordinators

  • Director of Graduate Studies: Terry Moore,
  • Pharmaceutics & Drug Delivery Concentration Coordinator: Richard Gemeinhart,
  • Pharmacognosy Concentration Coordinator: Brian Murphy,
  • Chemistry in Drug Discovery Concentration Coordinator: Terry Moore,
  • Molecular Mechanisms and Therapeutics Concentration Coordinator: Michael Federle,
  • Forensics Concentration Coordinator: Karl Larsen,

Starting in July 2020, the GRE will NOT be required for admission to the Pharmaceutical Sciences PhD program.

UIC Pharmaceutical Sciences PhD Program: Virtual Preview Day 2021

Register for The Pharmaceutical Sciences PhD program Preview Day 2021 to find out more about our program and meet with our faculty and students. This is a virtual event.

November 10, 2021 (Wednesday), 5 pm – 7 pm.

RSVP by 11/8/21

Faculty Mentors

Priority Application Deadline

Priority Application Deadline (domestic and international applicants): December 15th


Application Deadlines

The Priority Application Deadline for both Domestic and International Students is December 15th, so for fullest consideration, please be sure to apply by December 15th.

Final Deadlines:

  • International Students: February 15th
  • Domestic Students: May 15th

Graduate college

For more information, please see the Graduate college website

Graduate College