Pharmaceutics & Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Sharyn Baker, PharmD, PhD
Division Chair

Jay McKirnan
Administrative Assistant to Division Chair

Betsy Bulgrin
Division Coordinator

534 Riffe Building
496 W. 12th Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210

Pharmaceutics & Pharmaceutical Chemistry Graduate Studies


A PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences with an emphasis in Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Chemistry is available for students interested in study and research in topics at the forefront of drug delivery and drug disposition. The program of study includes graduate level courses in advanced pharmacy topics, biological sciences, chemistry and statistics. Students may also take elective courses that relate to the chosen area of research.

research lab

After approximately two years of coursework and research, students complete a written and oral doctoral candidacy exam. After successful completion of the candidacy exam, students perform thesis-based research for the remainder of their tenure, followed by completion of a written thesis and oral defense. Details of the program may be found in the College’s Graduate Handbook. Flexibility in the program allows students to prepare for a variety of careers as illustrated by the outstanding achievements of our alumni. For more information on application, please visit the graduate applications page.