60 months
33600 USD/year
33600 USD/year
13400 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Drug Discovery and Development Track of the Graduate Program in Pharmaceutical Sciences offers a Ph.D. degree in pharmaceutical sciences. Students in this Pharmaceutical Sciences - Drug Discovery and Development program from University of Arizona must take courses in the major area as well as one of the several possible minor areas of study.

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Key Features

The objective of the Pharmaceutical Sciences - Drug Discovery and Development program from University of Arizona is to impart advanced scientific knowledge in the drug discovery and design phases of pharmaceutical development, and to provide training opportunities in conducting state-of-the-art approaches in basic research in pharmaceutical sciences, and closely related sub-disciplines, in order to prepare the students for careers in independent research or related careers in academia, industry or government.  The average time to graduation is less than five years.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Pharmacology, Drug Discovery & Pharmaceutics 
  • Principles in Drug Discovery, Design, and Development 
  • Synthetic & Mechanistic Organic Chem 
  • Proteins and Enzymes 
  • Scientific Writing, Presentation and Bioethics 
  • Current Techniques in Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Molecular Therapeutics and Drug Discovery

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines


63 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • GPA 3.0 or higher
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Statement of purpose
  • Official Transcripts
  • Bachelor's degree in pharmacy, chemistry, or the biological sciences or Pharm.D. degree and adequate preparation in mathematics is a prerequisite to admission.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    33600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33600 USD per year during 60 months.
  • National

    33600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33600 USD per year during 60 months.
  • In-State

    13400 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13400 USD per year during 60 months.

Living costs for Tucson

830 - 1140 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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