Pharmaceutics and Drug Delivery (PhD)


Explore the field of modern pharmaceutics.

A PhD degree in pharmaceutics is a research degree. While coursework plays an important role, students become active participants in the science of pharmaceutics in the laboratory.

Students studying pharmaceutical sciences will be thoroughly exposed to the fundamentals of physical pharmacy and pharmaceutics and trained in several specialized areas, including:

  • Novel drug delivery systems
  • Nanomedical technologies
  • Biopharmaceutics and pharmacokinetics

With exposure to these facets of the pharmaceutical sciences, successful graduates are poised to understand and assimilate the field of modern pharmaceutics.

Faculty Research

Faculty research in pharmaceutical sciences covers a broad range of scientific interests, including:

  • Pharmacokinetic toxicodynamics of anticancer agents
  • Use of novel biomaterials and synthetic polymeric systems in designing small-molecule drug delivery systems for small molecules, proteins, and nucleic acids
  • Passive and active targeting of therapeutic agents for cancer and cardiovascular diseases
  • Novel delivery systems for immunostimulating purposes; and mathematical modeling of endogenous compounds.

Quick View

Degree type:
– Pharmaceutics and Drug Delivery (PhD)

Study options:
– On-ground (Boston Campus)

– Fall semester admissions only
– Full-time

Application deadlines:
Dec 6

GRE: Required

F1 Eligible: Yes

Biomedical Science (PhD)

Sample Curriculum

The curriculum is subject to change. Please refer to the university catalog for details.

Complete all courses and requirements listed below unless otherwise indicated.

Admissions Requirements

Applicants must have at least two semesters of undergraduate courses (or their equivalent) in each of the following:

Please send all required documents directly to the PharmGrad Application portal.
Here is additional information on how to submit documents.​

Admissions Checklist

A baccalaureate degree or its equivalent in biology, chemistry, medical technology, pharmacy, chemical engineering or a related field.

A minimum grade point average of 3.0 or higher

Three letters of recommendation (academic and professional)

Personal statement of goals and expectations.
Please see application for details.


TOEFL (International Students)

GRE scores are required

Official transcript from baccalaureate program and all college coursework. Applicants who have degree coursework from institutions outside of the United States must submit a credential evaluation. We require the iCAP WES package (World Education Services, Inc.) that evaluates your transcripts course by course.

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