University of Montana Catalog 2023-2024

Pharmaceutical Sciences and Drug Design Ph.D.

Doctor of Philosophy - Pharmaceutical Sciences and Drug Design


Course Credits30
Research/Dissertation Credits30
Total Hours60

Degree Specific Credits: 60

Required Cumulative GPA: 3.0


  • Graduate students will rotate through the laboratories of at least three faculty members during their first year in the program, after which students will choose a faculty research advisor, advisory committee, and a dissertation research project.

Required Courses

Note: Specialized electives chosen based on research interests may include classes offered in Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Biological Sciences, and Chemistry/Biochemistry

Complete all of the following courses:
BMED 545Research Lab Rotations in Pharmaceutical Science3
BMED 594Seminar (1 cr. per year starting in the second year)3
BMED 605Biomedical Research Ethics1
BMED 609Biomedical Statistics3
BMED 615Molecular Pharmacology3
BMED 621Drug Design3
BMED 632Advanced Pharmacokinetics4
BMED 637Topics in Pharmaceutical Sciences and Drug Design (1 cr. per semester)10
BMED 597Research (MS)30
or BMED 599 Thesis (MS)
Total Hours60

Minimum Required Grade: C