Pharmaceutical Sciences Graduate Program

Goal of Pharmaceutical Sciences Program

The goal of graduate study at The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy is to develop the intellectual breadth and specialized training necessary for a career in teaching, research or advanced professional practice. Emphasis is placed on the knowledge, methods and skills needed for scholarly teaching; original research and problem solving; intellectual leadership; creative expression; and professional prominence and recognition.

Students who wish to enter into the graduate program in pharmaceutical sciences select from one of five division-specific training tracks for training with a emphasis in Health Outcomes, Chemical Biology and Medicinal Chemistry, Molecular Pharmaceutics and Drug Delivery, Pharmacology and Toxicology, or Pharmacotherapy.

M.S. Programs

Courses of study leading to a master of science degree are only offered in pharmacotherapy and in health outcomes and pharmacy practice. Each graduate student’s course of study may be uniquely tailored to meet the specific learning objectives of the student. For details concerning study in a specific discipline, go to the division page of interest.

Pharmacotherapy Division
Health Outcomes Division

Ph.D. Programs

Graduate education, research, and scholarly work leading to a Ph.D. are developed uniquely for each student as part of his/her plan of work.

Students applying to the graduate program in pharmaceutical sciences will select a division-specific training track that most closely matches their  interests. Each of the five division specific tracks, listed below, have course work and research training specifically tailored for training in the track-specific field.


For specific information concerning the 5 available areas of study, consult the links below:

Chemical Biology and Medicinal Chemistry
Molecular Pharmaceutics and Drug Delivery
Pharmacology & Toxicology
Health Outcomes 

apply pharmaceutical sciences programApplication procedures for all the pharmaceutical sciences are described in detail within this site. In addition, information about eligibility and how we evaluate our applicants is available.

Please contact the Pharmacy Graduate Coordinator for further clarification or questions.