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2016-2017 Graduate Catalog 
2016-2017 Graduate Catalog [Not Current Academic Year. Consult with Your Academic Advisor for Your Catalog Year]

Pharmaceutics, PhD

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The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree programs in Pharmaceutics emphasizes independent research, didactic courses and in-depth study of a pharmaceutical problem in each student’s chosen research specialty. This program enables students to master the skills necessary for careers in academia, industry and government.

General Admissions Requirements

Applicants must have, or nearly have, at least a Bachelor’s degree in pharmacy, biology, biochemistry, chemistry or related discipline from either an accredited academic or professional institution comparable to the Bachelor of Science degree awarded at the University of Houston. Applicants must submit satisfactory scores on the general aptitude portion (verbal, quantitative and analytical writing) of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) and have a minimum 3.0 (A=4.0) grade point average on all work attempted, graduate and undergraduate, beginning with the semester in which the student took the first of the 60 most recently earned semester hours.  GRE scores are evaluated as one information source in the total graduate application.

Applicants also may be asked to take placement examinations given by the department in order to determine eligibility for admission or to indicate deficiencies in undergraduate course work.  A test for English proficiency is required for international applicants.  For additional specific admission requirements, applicants should visit Admission to the Program in Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

General Degree Requirements

The course of study to complete the degree is anticipated to take approximately five years.

In addition to the course work shown below, students must enroll in at least 44 hours of research, 18 of which must be doctoral hours (i.e. taken after successful completion of qualifying exams). The PhD candidate will complete a research project, and then write and defend a dissertation.  If a student completes coursework but cannot complete a dissertation, he/she may be able to finish with a contingent Master’s degree with a thesis. Visit here for complete details http://www.uh.edu/pharmacy/prospective-students/graduate-programs/pharmacology-and-pharmaceutics/

PhD In Pharmaceutics

Elective Courses

Below are listed courses that are often taken as electives, however there are numerous others available at the University of Houston and at Texas Medical Center Institutions. 

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