Medicinal Chemistry Ph.D.

The Medicinal Chemistry Ph.D. degree typically takes four and a half to five years of research training and education in which students concentrate on course work in the first two years. Core classes include lecture style courses, laboratory learning, seminars, workshops, and professional development. The varied courses will educate students in oral/written scientific presentations, scientific software, teaching methods and models, modern research methods, scientific ethics, intellectual property & patents, entrepreneurial endeavors, small business opportunities (SBIR), grant writing, collaborations, safety/chemical handling/hazardous disposal, chemical hygiene, job preparation, and animal/human subjects (incl. HEPA).

Doctor of Philosophy - Medicinal Chemistry

College of Health

Catalog Year: 2022-23


Core Courses16
Elective Courses9
Research/Dissertation Credits30
Total Hours55

Degree Specific Credits: 55

Required Cumulative GPA: 3.0

Core Courses

Complete the following courses:
BMED 615Molecular Pharmacology3
BMED 621Drug Design3
BMED 622Drug Pharmacodynamics4
BMED 623Drug Diversity3
BMED 627Professional Development3
Total Hours16

Minimum Required Grade: C

Elective Courses

Complete three of the following courses:9
Physical Biochemistry
Proteins and Enzymes
Cell Organization & Mechanisms
Methods in Medicinal Chemistry
Drug Synthesis
Advanced Pharmacokinetics
Toxicology I-Principles
Toxicology II-Agents
Cellular & Molecular Toxicology
Organic Structure and Mechanisms
Organic Synthesis
Intro to Bioinformatics
Neuroscience I
Neuroscience II
Total Hours9

Minimum Required Grade: C

Research/Dissertation Credits

Complete up to 30 credits of the following courses:30
Research (PhD)
Dissertation (PhD)
Total Hours30

Minimum Required Grade: C