Education

department of pharmaceutics

TRAINING FUTURE SCIENTISTS IN:

Pharmacometrics and Pharmacokinetics, Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical Analysis and Drug Delivery

Dr. Schmittgen works with a graduate student in his lab

Research in the department of pharmaceutics at the University of Florida College of Pharmacy encompasses studies in pharmacokinetics, quantitative pharmacology, pharmacometrics, pharmaceutical analysis, pharmaceutical biotechnology and drug delivery. The department shares two campuses, with award-winning faculty leading research and education programs at state-of-the-art facilities in Gainesville and Orlando. In addition to teaching, all faculty are involved in collaborative research projects with clinical and other basic scientists at UF Health, the university’s academic health center. Many faculty maintain ties with scientists at other universities and the pharmaceutical industry worldwide.

Research Areas

The Ph.D. program in the department of pharmaceutics provides specialized training across multiple research areas, including the following:

Pharmacometrics and Pharmacokinetics

Encompass the absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion of drugs in animals and humans, and the relationship between drug concentration and effect.

Pharmaceutical Biotechnology

Includes molecular biology, immunology and aspects of the delivery of DNA/RNA, peptide and protein drugs.

Pharmaceutical Analysis

Involves the application of spectroscopy, chromatography, extraction, electrophoresis, immunoassays and radioisotope assays to drug determination.

Drug Delivery

Includes physical, chemical and biological approaches to drug delivery, formulation and evaluation of dosage forms

Campuses

Pharmaceutics

Gainesville Campus

At the University of Florida’s flagship campus in Gainesville, graduate students and trainees in the department of pharmaceutics work in collaboration with colleagues across UF Health, the Southeast’s most comprehensive academic health center.

Orlando Campus

pharmaceutics

Orlando Campus

At the UF Research and Academic Center at Lake Nona, graduate students and trainees in the department of pharmaceutics have access to state-of-the-art lab facilities and computer software programs to carry out research activities.

Orlando Campus

Current Student Information

Program Information


AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENTISTS

AAPS STUDENT CHAPTER

The chapter was founded at the University of Florida in 2002 and is open to students across all UF College of Pharmacy departments.

Research Showcase 2018

Prospective Student Information

The department of pharmaceutics only accepts students into its Ph.D. program. No masters degree is offered.

Process

Admission to the Graduate Program is a MULTI-STEP Process

Graduate School Requirements

  • UF Admissions requires all GRE and language exam scores to be sent by the testing center directly to the University of Florida Office of Admissions. The UF testing code is 5812. A separate department code is not needed.
    • The minimum acceptable GRE score for admission is 280. The average GRE score for our program is 310.
    • The minimum acceptable language score for admission is 80 on the TOEFL exam or 6 on the IELTS exam.
  • Original transcripts must be sent directly from the educational institution to the UF Office of Admissions. Please do not send them to the department.

Graduate Coordinator: Dr. Sihong Song