Research & Graduate Studies

Promoting Excellence in Research and Graduate Education

The mission of the Office of the Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies is to facilitate faculty and student researchers to be able to solve the complex problems and challenges facing professionals in the pharmaceutical sciences.

To accomplish this mission, we provide an administrative infrastructure to support the college’s research endeavors and to promote a collaborative and interdisciplinary research and training environment.  This support is designed to ensure the scholarly success of our faculty and to provide for exemplary training of pre- and postdoctoral students in the pharmaceutical sciences.


The College of Pharmacy is both nationally and internationally recognized for its ground breaking research that is enabled through sponsored research funding in excess of $10 million from sources such as the National Institutes of Health, pharmaceutical companies and private foundations. Both basic science and clinical research is underway on a broad-range of topics including drug addiction, cancer, infectious disease, toxicology, health outcomes research, drug delivery, and drug design and discovery. Explore the links below to learn more about the collaborative areas of research excellence in the college.

Collaborative Areas of Research Excellence
Chemical Biology & Drug Discovery
Health Outcomes Research
Infectious Diseases
Molecular Mechanisms of Cancer
Neuropharmacology and Addiction
Toxicology and Environmental Disease
Translational Research in Drug Delivery
Developmental Origins of Health & Disease

Graduate Studies

The College of Pharmacy hosts a longstanding and well-developed graduate training program in the pharmaceutical sciences and a multi-institutional joint degree program in translational science.

apply pharmaceutical sciences programApplication procedures for graduate programs are different based upon the chosen area of study.  The first step is to learn more about the five division-specific tracks in the pharmaceutical sciences program in order to determine which program is right for you.

Next, read the information about our Pharmaceutical Sciences Program. After carefully reading the information on all these pages, please contact the Pharmacy Graduate Coordinator for further clarification.

apply translational science programThe translational science program is primarily hosted at the UT Health Science Center in San Antonio.  For information about eligibility and application to the translation science program, please visit their site.




Chemical Biology and Medicinal Chemistry
Health Outcomes and Pharmacy Practice
Pharmacology and Toxicology