College of Pharmacy Graduate Programs

Our graduates will become educators for the next generation of scientists and will contribute to healthcare research in academia, industry and the government.

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Experimental & Clinical Pharmacology PhD Graduate Program

Emphasis of the Experimental & Clinical Pharmacology PhD is to advance the science of human pharmacology and therapeutics to improve the safe, effective and economical use of drugs by patients. This includes the translation of both laboratory and clinical research to the medical use process.

Integrated Biological Sciences PhD and MS Graduate Programs

The Integrated Biological Sciences graduate program prepares research scientists, technicians, primary, secondary and post-secondary educators, and future college faculty for careers in the biological sciences. Graduates will be competitive in academic, industrial, and governmental settings.

Medicinal Chemistry PhD Graduate Program

Medicinal Chemistry is dynamic, multifaceted scientific discipline that is dedicated to the improvement of human health through research leading to new concepts for the design and development of safe and effective therapeutic, diagnostic and environmental agents.

Pharmaceutics PhD and MS Graduate Programs

As a student in the Pharmaceutics PhD or MS program, you will develop a broad background in the scientific disciplines, both physical and biological, that affect all stages of the drug development process.

Social & Administrative Pharmacy PhD and MS Graduate Programs

Social & Administrative Pharmacy Graduate Programs emphasizes the application of behavior-oriented interdisciplinary theories to pharmacy problem solving and pharmacy system development including the study of the social, psychological, political, legal, public policy, historic and economic factors that impinge upon the use, non-use and abuse of drugs.

Research at the College of Pharmacy

For more than 125 years, the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy has been home to innovative researchers who work determinedly to discover, develop and implement new ways to meet the diverse health needs of Minnesota and beyond.

Vrishali Salian wins UMN Three-Minute Thesis Competition

Vrishali SalianCongratulations to Vrishali Salian who was named the first place winner of the 2021 UMN Three-Minute Thesis Competition. Salian is a PhD student in the Department of Pharmaceutics. Watch her award-winning presentation, "Identifying Early Signs of Alzheimer's Disease: An Attempt to Color Lives" and check out videos of the other presentationsSalian will represent the University of Minnesota at the Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools (MAGS) 3-Minute Thesis competition in Spring 2022.