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College of Pharmacy

Graduate Study

College of Pharmacy, under the direction of the Graduate School of Purdue University, offers primary and related areas of graduate study and research leading to the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in clinical pharmacy (including nuclear pharmacy), pharmacy administration, industrial and physical pharmacy, and medicinal chemistry and molecular pharmacology.

Graduate students in the College of Pharmacy can select one or more related fields of study from other University divisions of instruction, such as biology, chemistry, economics, education, engineering or physics. Each program of study is flexible and can be varied to accomplish the objectives of the individual student. The requirements for graduate study in the College of Pharmacy are available through the Graduate School. Visit www.gradschool.purdue.edu.

Graduate Assistantships and Fellowships

Assistantships may be offered to qualified students pursuing advanced degrees in the pharmaceutical sciences. The resources include teaching and research assistantships, Andrews Fellowships, Purdue Research Foundation (PRF) Research Fellowships, American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education Fellowships and fellowships from the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health and the pharmaceutical industry.

The stipend for assistantships and fellowships varies; however, remission of tuition and fees will be granted for most sources of support. Appointments for assistantships and fellowships are made on an annual basis, subject to renewal. They are based on availability of funds and satisfactory progress of the student.

Teaching assistants are required to help in classroom and laboratory courses. However, because the service does not exceed 20 clock hours a week, a teaching assistant can make progress toward his or her graduate degree. For additional information, write to Robert L. Geahlen, Associate Dean for Graduate Programs and Professor of Medicinal Chemistry; College of Pharmacy; Purdue University; Hansen Life Sciences Research Building; Room 431A; 201 S. University Street; West Lafayette, IN  47907-2064.