Graduate Education & Training Programs

PhD Program in Pharmaceutics

The doctoral degree program in Pharmaceutics trains research scholars in the fundamental aspects of drug disposition and drug action. Drug disposition pertains to the facets of drug absorption, distribution, and elimination. Areas of emphasis include: drug delivery – processes for enhancing the absorption of a drug and targeting it to the site of action in order to improve therapeutic effect, drug metabolism – enzyme catalyzed molecular transformations that often impart different disposition and pharmacological properties compared to the parent molecule, and drug excretion – the transport of drug molecules into excretory fluids such as the renal filtrate and bile.
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MSc Program

The department of Pharmaceutics offers an entry-level M.S. degree on a restricted case-by-case basis.

Entry into the program is granted only with prior sponsorship by a Pharmaceutics faculty member and approval of the faculty. The program of course work is divided into three components: (1) prerequisites which define the level of entry into the program; (2) an abbreviated core program which is analogous to the major; and (3) seminars and literature review.
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Pharmacological Science Summer Diversity Program (PSSDP)

The Pharmacological Sciences Summer Diversity Program (“PSSDP” or “the Program”) provides research opportunities for talented undergraduate students from diverse social and cultural backgrounds to perform hands-on research in the basic biological and physical sciences, in the broadly defined areas of drug metabolism, pharmacokinetics, cellular pharmacology, molecular pharmacology, and biophysical virology.
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Pharmacological Sciences Training Program (PSTP)

The pre-doctoral Pharmacological Sciences Training Program (PSTP) at the University of Washington (UW) is a cross-disciplinary program that represents a merger of research training opportunities in the Schools of Medicine (Dept. Pharmacology) and Pharmacy (Depts. Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmaceutics). PSTP provides traineeships for 12 graduate students working towards their PhD in the broad areas of “Drug Action, Metabolism and Kinetics,” but following more specific tracks that emphasize training in:

  • cellular and molecular pharmacology;
  • structure and drug/vaccine design;
  • drug metabolism;
  • pharmacokinetics/dynamics and drug transport.

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Graduate Student Awards & Fellowships

Department of Pharmaceutics Student Awards & Fellowships

School of Pharmacy Graduate Program Student & Faculty Awards