Pharmaceutics Graduate Program

The Pharmaceutics Graduate Program at the University of Minnesota prepares students for research in the development and testing of drug products, including investigating interactions of drugs with complex biological systems and the physical and chemical formulation of drugs for delivery.

Our program is among the best in the nation. As a student you will develop a broad background in the physical and biological sciences that shape the drug development process, specializing in pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, drug metabolism, crystal engineering, polymer-based drug delivery, biophysical chemistry, or molecular biopharmaceutics.

Our graduates have a 100 percent job placement rate, accepting positions as scientists in the pharmaceutical or biotechnology industries, academia, and government. 


A Bachelor's degree showing exceptional scholastic performance from a recognized institution is required to apply. A US grade point average of at least 3.2 on a 4.0 scale, or the equivalent from foreign institutions, and having completed a course (or courses) in integration and differentiation calculus is considered to be competitive. If admitted, your graduate advisor may recommend additional coursework to build the necessary foundation in pharmacy if you have a non-pharmacy background.