Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences

The Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences is a flagship department at Northeastern University in Boston. Our outstanding faculty members are committed to delivery of excellent pharmaceutical science education and training and actively participate in interdisciplinary research enterprise. Northeastern University’s School of Pharmacy is consistently ranked first in the National Institutes of Health funding among all private schools of pharmacy across the United States.

The Department’s mission is to support the University, Bouvé College, and the School of Pharmacy in education and training of undergraduate and graduate students to become highly skilled and caring healthcare professionals and create new knowledge through excellence in basic and translational pharmaceutical research.

MS Programs PhD Programs BS in Pharmaceutical Sciences


The Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences is an integral part of the School of Pharmacy and Bouvé College of Health Sciences, one of seven colleges at Northeastern University.

Four areas of expertise among the 21 faculty of the Department form the basis for research scholarship and student training. These are:

  • Medicinal Chemistry and Drug Discovery
  • Pharmaceutics and Drug Delivery

  • Pharmacology, Toxicology, Physiology and Biophysics
  • Biotechnology

Academic programs pursued by departmental faculty range from graduate (Ph.D. and M.S.), to professional (PharmD), to a Baccalaureate program.  Overall student training in Pharmaceutical Sciences is emphasized by a rigorous research curriculum that aims to produce the future leaders of academia and industry.

Other Information

Department Resources

Equipment and Core Facilities in 140TF

Pharm Sci-Core Competencies and Resources

  • CompuCyte iCyte Laser Scanning Cytometer

iCyte Preparation Guidelines

  • Zeiss LSM700 Confocal Microscope

Keck Facilities

  • Roche LightCycler Real-Time PCR

PCR Equipment

  • BioTek Synergy H1 Microplate Spectrophotometer
  • Thermo Fisher Nonnodrop 2000 Uv-Visible Microspectrophotometer
  • Data Analysis Center (The 3D Kabaret)
  • Histology Sample Preparation Area
  • Liquid Nitrogen, Co2 Store
  • Autoclave Facilities
Policies & Procedures

The following are policies of the graduate programs in Pharmaceutical Science. All students are expected to become familiar with these policies.

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