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Ph.D. in Pharmaceutics

Doctor of Philosophy in Pharmaceutics

The doctoral program in Pharmaceutics is designed to prepare students for research-oriented careers in academia and at institutions engaged in pharmaceutical science and drug development.

This program trains students to integrate advanced knowledge and concepts in pharmaceutical sciences to identify a research problem, develop hypotheses, gather, examine and analyze data, and design experiments to study the problem.

After completing a broad-based core of fundamental courses in the basic material sciences and mathematics, drug delivery, drug solubilization and stabilization, biopharmaceutics/pharmacokinetics, and other areas related to academic and industrial research, all students are required to perform original research in a specialized area, culminating in a dissertation. Ph.D. students have considerable flexibility in selecting areas of research for the Ph.D. project.


Goal 1:           Design, conduct and defend original research in one’s field of expertise.

1.1       Integrate advanced knowledge and concepts in pharmaceutical sciences to identify a research problem, and to develop an appropriate hypothesis and design experiments to study the problem.

1.2       Demonstrate technical skills involving computer, laboratory, and other measurements necessary to be a productive scientist.

1.3       Analyze experimental data and compare results to theoretical predictions.

1.4       Effectively disseminate and defend one’s research both orally and in writing.

Goal 2:           Apply analytical and critical thinking in reviewing scientific literature and evaluating research findings.

2.1       Read, accurately interpret, and critically analyze procedures (including error identification), results and conclusions from discipline-specific published research.

2.2       Identify potential errors in and limitations of key research studies related to one’s research focus, including studies conducted by the student.


CONTACT

LIU Pharmacy
Arash T. Dabestani
PharmD, MHA, FASHP, FABC
Dean

718-488-1004