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College of Pharmacy Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences


Our program has a wide range of courses to ensure our graduates have a well-rounded experience. Below are the required and elective courses we offer.

To view the general requirements for a Ph.D. degree consult the WSU Graduate School Policies & Procedures Manual.

Required core courses

Course Abbr.TitleCredits
PharmSci 577Responsible Conduct in Biomedical Research3
PharmSci 578Applied Biostatistics3
PharmSci 597Pharmaceutical Sciences (each semester)1 (S/F)
PharmSci 600Special Projects / Independent Researchvariable
PharmSci 800Doctoral Research / Dissertationvariable


(minimum of 6 credits required from the following)
Course Abbr.TitleCredits
PharmSci 511Topics in Toxicology3
PharmSci 512Topics in Pharmacology3
PharmSci 520Foundations in Molecular Regulation3
PharmSci 530Foundations in Cellular Regulation3
PharmSci 540Chronopharmacology3
PharmSci 560Molecular and Cellular Methods3
PharmSci 565Drug Delivery3
PharmSci 571Computer-Aided Drug Design3
PharmSci 572Fundamentals of Oncology3
PharmSci 573Principles of Pharmacokinetics and Toxicokinetics3
PharmSci 576Biophysical methods3
PharmSci 579Advances in Pharmaceutical Sciences3
PharmSci 581Stem Cell Biology, Therapeutics and Regenerative Medicine3


Transfer courses

Our program accepts transfer credits from other institutions. To obtain these credits a student must get approval from their advisor, the College of Pharmacy Associate Dean and the WSU Graduate School.

Additional approved electives

We offer additional electives to meet your career goals. View the list of these approved electives in our Student Handbook.