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Pharmaceutical Sciences 

South Dakota State University

Ph.D. On Campus
36 months
648 USD/credit
648 USD/credit
337 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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The Pharmaceutical Sciences program at South Dakota State University places a strong emphasis on a comprehensive and high-quality educational and research experience for students. The multidisciplinary program includes core courses in medicinal chemistry, pharmacology, pharmaceutics, and the biomedical sciences. 

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Research focus areas for the department include cancer research, drug delivery, genetics, eye diseases, and neuropharmacology. The didactic courses, along with a research concentration in a specific area of pharmaceutical sciences, provide a strong foundation for academic, industry, and other research careers.

This Pharmaceutical Sciences  program at South Dakota State University  will be a good fit if you:

  • Have an undergraduate or professional degree in pharmacy, chemistry, biology or a related field
  • Have a passion for laboratory research and scientific experimentation
  • Want to learn and work in a multidisciplinary research field
  • Are a good problem solver and analytical thinker
  • Appreciate working as part of a research team

Career Opportunities

  • Pharmaceutical industry
  • Academia
  • Regulatory affairs

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Advanced Concepts in Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacogenomics 
  • Advanced Concepts in Medicinal Chemistry 
  • Advanced Concepts in Pharmacology 
  • Techniques in Pharmaceutical Research
  • Grant Writing and Academic Development 
  • Advanced Concepts in Pharmaceutics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines




90 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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English requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • The application must include the application fee, all post-secondary transcripts, degree certificates, and other materials as required by specific programs before processing of the application will begin. The Graduate School employs a rolling deadline, however, students should check with their program of interest for specific admission deadlines. 
  • Applicants for the Doctor of Philosophy degree, 60-credit plan, must have a Master’s degree. This degree must be awarded from an approved, accredited institution. In those cases where applicants do not have a Master’s degree, departmental requirements will apply, either requiring completion of a Master’s degree or permitting an individual to move directly into a doctoral program, 90-credit plan. Domestic, international or non-degree seeking students may submit an application online.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    648 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 648 USD per credit and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    648 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 648 USD per credit and a duration of 36 months.
  • In-State

    337 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 337 USD per credit and a duration of 36 months.


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