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The University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy Kingston, RI 02881 401-874-2761 uri.edu/pharmacy Dean Ronald Jordan Dr. Joan Lausier Associate Dean, Academic and Student affairs 401-874-5888 Dr. E. Paul Larrat Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Education Dr. Stephen Kogut Chair, Pharmacy Practice Dr. Clinton Chichester Chair, Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Please visit us on our web site at: www.uri.edu/pharmacy

The University of Rhode Island’s rural campus, in Kingston, near Narragansett Bay, makes the College of Pharmacy unique among pharmaceutical sciences programs in the East. The College educates Doctor of Pharmacy students in the pharmaceutical sciences and patient care, as well graduate and undergraduate students in the biomedical and pharmaceuticals sciences. Our scientists are leaders in the discovery, evaluation, dissemination and application of pharmaceutical science toward the treatment of chronic and acute diseases.

Graduate School Admission The application for both the M.S. and Ph.D. require the following:  Online Application http://www.uri.edu/gsadmis/gs_apply.html

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GRE Score Statement of Purpose Letters of Recommendation (2) Application Fee TOEFL (waived for countries where English is the primary language)

Application Deadlines Note: Applications are only accepted for the all semester  International, February 1  Domestic (including international students resident in USA), July 15

Financial Aid For more information Contact the College of Pharmacy Graduate Program Office at 401-874-2789 or consult our website @

A limited number of scholarships, fellowships and teaching and research assistantships are available through the College. This aid is competitive and dependent upon funding.    

uri.edu/pharmacy/programs/graduate


Graduate Program Specializations The college offers M.S. and Ph.D. level degrees in Pharmaceutical Sciences with specializations in: Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics Health and economic outcomes research pertaining to pharmacotherapy as used in human populations. Specializations include medication adherence, decision and cost-effectiveness analyses, post-marketing surveillance, epidemiologic methods, and quality improvement and measurement.

Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy Molecular mechanisms of chemical carcinogenesis; mutation and repair; combinatorial chemistry; solid-phase peptide synthesis; screening, isolation and structure elucidation of physiologically-active natural products; biosynthesis of microbial and plant natural products; herbal medicine, bioinformatics.

Pharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics Design, development, production, evaluation and regulatory approval of pharmaceutical and self-care products as well as pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic studies using virtual, clinical, and preclinical data, often with an emphasis on population approaches.

Pharmacology and Toxicology Mechanisms involved in disease states and their pharmacological intervention, and mechanisms of toxicity of environmental agents. On-going topics include the effects of hormonal imbalances on cardiac function and metabolism in hypertension, biomarkers and treatment of arthritis, developmental neurotoxicity of environmental agents, hepatotoxicity and nephrotoxicity of heavy metals, pharmacogenomics, drug interactions, hepatic responses to neuractive chemicals, hormonal regulations of gene expression in breast cancer; drug metabolism and drug transporter, and the development of inhibitors to cell signaling events.


Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics are research fields that examine medication use in human populations. Pharmacoepidemiology emphasizes effects of medication utilization on the health and well-being of a population, while pharmacoeconomics emphasizes effects on health care costs. Both fields require an ability to apply skills to the solution of real life problems by formulating research questions, conducting research and sharing research findings with the scientific community. Programming skills, proficiency in statistics, and knowledge about specific diseases and health care issues are essential skills for researchers in these discipines. Training in pharmacoepidemiology and pharmaco - economics prepares students for careers in industry, government and academia.

Master of Science (M.S.) in Pharmaceutical Sciences Admission Requirements Applicants must hold a Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) or bachelor’s degree in pharmacy, chemistry, biological sciences or allied sciences. Program requirements Successful completion of 30 credits of graduate study, including Drug Development (PHC 502); Principles, Methods and Applications of Epidemiology (PHP 540); Pharmacoepidemiology (PHP 550); and Pharmacoeconomic Analysis (PHP 580) or Epidemiologic Methods for the Health Sciences (PHP 640); 2 seminar credits; 6-9 thesis research credits; and a thesis, in consultation with student’s major professor.

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Pharmaceutical Sciences Admission Requirements Applicants must hold a master’s degree in pharmacy, chemistry, biological sciences or allied sciences, or bachelor’s degree in one of these areas with evidence of superior ability. A qualifying examination is required for candidates accepted without the master’s degree. Qualified students may be admitted directly to the Ph.D. program. Program requirements Successful completion of 72 credits of graduate study. Core program requirements include Drug Development (PHC 502); Principles, Methods and Applications of Epidemiology (PHP 540); Pharmacoepidemiology (PHP 550); and Pharmacoeconomic Analysis (PHP 580) or Epidemiologic Methods for the Health Sciences (PHP 640); 3 seminar credits; 9 credits of concentration courses; and up to 24 research credits. The student must also successfully complete a written and oral comprehensive examination and produce and defend a dissertation. Students are expected to attend and participate in the departmental seminars during their entire tenure in the Ph.D. program, for a maximum of 3 credits assigned to the core credit requirement. Tutorials may be arranged in areas of special interest to the student, in consultation with student’s major professor.


The medicinal chemistry and pharmacognosy program offers diverse opportunities to conduct research at the interface of chemistry and pharmacology with special emphasis on drug discovery and toxicology. Exceptional areas of interest include synthetic organic chemistry, drug discovery and design, molecular modeling, natural products chemistry, enzymology, and chemical toxicology. The mission of this program is to prepare highcaliber scientists for fruitful careers in the pharmaceutical industry and academia.

Master of Science (M.S.) in Pharmaceutical Sciences Admission Requirements Applicants must hold a Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) or bachelor’s degree in pharmacy, chemistry, biological sciences or allied sciences. Program requirements Successful completion of 30 credits of graduate study, 2 seminar credits, 69 thesis research credits, thesis.

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Pharmaceutical Sciences Admission Requirements Applicants must hold a master’s degree in pharmacy, chemistry, biological sciences or allied sciences, or bachelor’s degree in one of these areas with evidence of superior ability. A qualifying examination is required for candidates accepted without the master’s degree. Qualified students may be admitted directly to the Ph.D. program. Program requirements Successful completion of 72 credits of graduate study, including up to 24 research credits, written and oral comprehensive examination, dissertation. Students are expected to attend and participate in the departmental seminars during their entire tenure in the Ph.D. program, for a maximum of three credits assigned to the core credit requirement.


The pharmacology and toxicology graduate program is a science-rich program, designed to develop an understanding of the principles by which chemicals affect health and disease.

Master of Science (M.S.) in Pharmaceutical Sciences

The Pharmacology and Toxicology program offers students the opportunity to explore mechanisms involved in both acute and chronic disease, placing emphasis on pharmacological interventions as well as mechanisms of toxicity of environmental agents.

Successful completion of 30 credits of graduate study, including PHC 502, BPS 525 and BCH 581; one course of either BPS 530, BPS 535 or BPS 587; and two to three courses from BPS 544, BPS 546, BPS 572, BPS 587, BPS 641, BPS 644, BCH 582, in consultation with student's major professor, 2 seminar credits, 6-9 thesis research credits, thesis.

Our faculty members have diverse research interests including: biomarkers and treatment of arthritis, developmental neurotoxicity of environmental agents, hepatotoxicity and nephrotoxicity of heavy metals, pharmacogenomics, drug interactions, hepatic responses to neuroactive chemicals, hormonal regulation of gene expression in breast cancer, drug metabolism and drug transporters, development of inhibitors to cell signaling events, and the effects of hormonal imbalances on cardiac function and metabolism in hypertension.

Applicants must hold a master’s degree in pharmacy, chemistry, biological sciences or allied sciences, or bachelor’s degree in one of these areas with evidence of superior ability. A qualifying examination is required for candidates accepted without the master’s degree. Qualified students may be admitted directly to the Ph.D. program.

Our research opportunities and interdisciplinary programs provide our students with a stimulating, interactive approach to education and research in pharmacology and toxicology.

Admission Requirements Applicants must hold a Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) or bachelor's degree in pharmacy, chemistry, biological sciences or allied sciences. Program requirements

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Pharmaceutical Sciences Admission Requirements

Program requirements Successful completion of 72 credits of graduate study, including up to 24 research credits, PHC 502, written and oral comprehensive examination, dissertation. Students are expected to attend and participate in the departmental seminars during their entire tenure in the Ph.D. program, for a maximum of three credits assigned to the core credit requirement. Courses required for master’s degree plus one additional credit from BPS 693 or BPS 694; BPS 530, BPS 535; two additional graduate-level courses from BPS or BCH 582. Tutorials may be arranged in areas of special interest to the student, in consultation with student’s major professor.


Faculty have active research programs in pharmaceutics, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics. Research in pharmaceutics includes the design, development, production, and evaluation of pharmaceutical and self-care products. Graduates in the pharmacokinetics program are well trained in clinical and experimental pharmacokinetic research applied to the drug development process, and the improvement of pharmacotherapy in different disease states (i.e. cancer, diabetes, organ transplantation). Particular emphasis is placed on generating pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic data and modeling such datasets using the traditional and the population approach to understand inter-individual variability in response and to identify appropriate biomarker/s. Graduates of this program are highly sought after by pharmaceutical companies, research institutes, and regulatory agencies.

Master of Science (M.S.) in Pharmaceutical Sciences Admission Requirements Applicants must hold a Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) or bachelor’s degree in pharmacy, chemistry, biological sciences or allied sciences.

Program requirements Successful completion of 30 credits of graduate study, including: PHC 502; 2 seminar credits; STA 409 or 411 or equivalent; 6-9 credits of 500- or 600level BPS courses; 3-6 credits of elective in consultation with student’s major professor; 2 seminar credits; 6-9 thesis research credits; thesis.

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Pharmaceutical Sciences Admission Requirements Applicants must hold a master’s degree in pharmacy, chemistry, biological sciences or allied sciences, or bachelor’s degree in one of these areas with evidence of superior ability. A qualifying examination is required for candidates accepted without the master’s degree. Qualified students may be admitted directly to the Ph.D. program. Program requirements Successful completion of 72 credits of graduate study, including up to 24 research credits, PHC 502, written and oral comprehensive examination, dissertation. Students holding a master’s degree may receive up to 30 credits towards their Ph.D. Students are expected to attend and participate in the departmental seminars during their entire tenure in the Ph.D. program, for a maximum of three credits assigned to the core credit requirement.    Specific requirements include: M.S. core requirements, plus one additional credit from BPS 523 or 524, 12 credits of 500- or 600-level BPS or PHP courses, and 12 credits of concentration courses. Concentration courses are selected in consultation with the major professor and may include for example: analytical chemistry, immunology, human genetics, and statistics of clinical trials and advanced courses in statistics. Tutorials may be arranged in areas of special interest to the student, in consultation with student’s major professor.


This new fellowship program is for exceptional graduate students who are seeking to pursue a Ph.D. in the Pharmaceutical Sciences. These competitive Graduate Fellowships include up to three years of full tuition and stipend.

Applicant Requirements  Current US Citizen  Seeking to pursue a Ph.D.  Not currently enrolled as graduate student in pharmaceutical sciences at URI  Earned bachelor’s degree with a highly competitive GPA  Highly competitive GRE scores (verbal and quantitative)  Relevant preparation and interest for research in a sponsoring faculty member’s field of study

Application Process  Complete the standard graduate school application  Exceptional applicants will be considered for this fellowship

For more information contact Kathy Hayes, Graduate Program Secretary Phone: 401-874-2789 Email: khayes@uri.edu

uri.edu/pharmacy/excellencefellowships/


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