Ph.D. On Campus

Pharmaceutical Sciences

The Ohio State University

48 months
40507 USD/year
37140 USD/year
12424 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The graduate programs in the College of Pharmacy at The Ohio State University offer advanced education in all aspects of pharmaceutical sciences including drug discovery, development and application. The Pharmaceutical Sciences program is offered by The Ohio State University.



The graduate program in pharmaceutical sciences includes coursework as well as cutting-edge research focused on topics like discovery and evaluation of novel drugs, determination of a drug's effects on the body, delivery methods to improve drug treatment, and how medication is used and applied to enhance patient outcomes. 

Because the scope of pharmaceutical sciences is so broad, our graduate program has a number of specialty disciplines: 

  • Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy focuses on the interdisciplinary application of chemical, biochemical and molecular principles to the identification and development of therapeutic agents. This includes both synthesis of new chemical entities and isolation of medicinal agents from natural sources (pharmacognosy). 
  • Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Chemistry focuses on pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics, with a special emphasis on drug delivery and targeting systems. 
  • Pharmacology focuses on determination of biochemical and physiological mechanisms by which drugs exert their effects. 
  • Translational Science conducts research across the interface from the laboratory bench to the patient bedside. 
  • Health-Systems Pharmacy Administration is a subspecialty within pharmaceutical administration. The major focus of this program is to educate and train pharmacists to conceptualize, plan, coordinate and evaluate pharmaceutical care in organized health care settings.
The Pharmaceutical Sciences program is offered by The Ohio State University.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy 
  • Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Chemistry 
  • Pharmacology
  • Translational Science 
  • Health-Systems Pharmacy Administration 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The equivalent of a four-year bachelor's or advanced degree from an accredited college or university, earned by the expected date of entry into your graduate program.
  • A minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA (on a 4.0 scale or equivalent) for the last bachelor's or advanced degree earned.
  • Transcripts or other credentials documenting that you have completed prerequisite academic work.
  • Standardized test score (GRE or GMAT)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    40507 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 40507 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    37140 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 37140 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    12424 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12424 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Columbus

940 - 1520 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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