Welcome


The School of Pharmacy offers graduate training at the MS and PhD level to unique, highly motivated individuals. Begin developing your personal story of scientific discovery at the University of Pittsburgh – one of the top ten universities in the country. Picture yourself as a graduate student in the laboratory of one of the School of Pharmacy's outstanding faculty mentors as you synthesize a potential new drug, formulate a delivery system, determine a mechanism of action, or move a discovery from the bench to the bedside.

July 2020:

The University of Pittsburgh issued the following statement in response to the federal government’s decision that would require international students to take in-person classes.

"Yesterday’s federal policy change requiring international students to take in-person classes to keep their visa status is misguided, unfair, harmful to higher education across the United States, and damaging to both regional and national economies. We join our peers in the Association of American Universities in calling on the Administration to reverse this decision and permit international students to continue their educations through whatever means their institutions determine to be safest.

The University of Pittsburgh is assessing how this decision will affect our international students, and will communicate with them directly about how they can best continue their Pitt education as we move forward with a flexible program that combines classroom instruction with online learning."

Overview

Graduate training consists of a sequence of required core courses, elective courses, journal clubs, faculty-directed research experience, and an original research project leading to a final thesis or dissertation. Students may select to specialize in clinical or basic research by choosing medicinal chemistry, biochemical pharmacology, pharmaceutics or clinical pharmaceutical science as their area of study. The PhD degree requires a minimum of 72 credits of course and research-based graduate study while the MS degree requires 30. All courses are completed during the first two years of training.