Pharmaceutical Sciences, PhD
The University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Pharmaceutical Sciences Ph.D. Program provides a rigorous background in a range of scientific disciplines that are critical to the success of modern pharmaceutical scientists in industry, government, and academia. With 25 faculty graduate trainers, the interdisciplinary program combines pharmaceutically relevant aspects of disciplines such as chemistry, biology, and engineering. You can earn a Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences with a concentration in one of three research cores: Drug Discovery, Drug Action, or Drug Delivery. Individuals from a wide variety of undergraduate academic fields have found a graduate research "fit" within Pharmaceutical Sciences.
Drug Discovery focuses on applications of chemistry in the context of drug design and development. Drug Action uses biological principles and tools to study molecular and cellular processes altered by drugs and to investigate how drugs work in treating disease. Drug Delivery involves basic and translational research involving novel methods of drug administration and targeting. The division prides itself in offering a comprehensive approach to research that involves collaboration between these three cores, and graduate students benefit from integrating all aspects of drug research.