Pharmaceutical Sciences

College
Bouvé College of Health Sciences
Study Options
Full Time, Part Time
Locations
Boston
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Full Program Description

Our comprehensive program in pharmaceutics has specialists in drug development and delivery who use many approaches to create and deliver treatments. Their goal is to better understand how the chemical and physical properties of drugs and their dosage forms affect drug performance in healthy and diseased systems. Graduate students may elect a program concentrating in:

  • Novel drug delivery systems
  • Biopharmaceutics and pharmacokinetics
  • Physical pharmacy and polymeric dosage form development
  • Drug metabolism

With a strong focus on nanotechnology-based advanced delivery systems that address contemporary needs, this concentration also gives you the opportunity to study with some of the world’s top researchers. Pharmaceutics students have the option of performing industrial internship during the summer in some of the most prestigious pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies in the area.

College
Bouvé College of Health Sciences
Study Options
Full Time
Locations
Boston
Website
Full Program Description

Pharmaceutics and Drug Delivery Systems

Students earning a PhD degree in Pharmaceutics and Drug Delivery will be thoroughly versed in the fundamentals of physical pharmacy and pharmaceutics in addition to being trained in several more specialized areas such as:

  • Novel Drug Delivery Systems
  • Nanomedical Technologies
  • Physical Pharmacy
  • Biopharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics

With exposure to these various facets of pharmaceutics, graduates are poised to understand and assimilate the field of modern pharmaceutics. A PhD in pharmaceutics is a research degree. While course work plays an important role, students become a real participant in the science of pharmaceutics in the laboratory. Faculty research covers a broad range of scientific interests including: pharmacokinetic toxicodynamics of anticancer agents, use of biomaterials and synthetic polymeric systems in design of drug delivery systems, passive and active targeting of therapeutic agents, cardiovascular targeting of drugs, novel delivery systems for proteins and peptides and mathematical modeling of endogenous compounds.

Pharmaceutical Sciences (PhD): Interdisciplinary Concentration

The interdisciplinary specialization is intended to meet the needs of students interested in combining courses and skills from two areas of specialization. At least one of the specialization areas must come from within the college. The second area may come from a department in another college at Northeastern University, such as Biology, Chemistry, or Engineering. Dissertation coadvisers are arranged for students who elect this option.

Students may begin to consider this option by discussing it with a faculty member in the college representing one of their areas of interest and by informing the PhD program director’s office. The two areas of academic concentration are reflected in the course work, cumulative exams, and dissertation work undertaken. Students take the usual required courses. Specialization and General Elective Core courses are approved by the coadvisers. Students electing the interdisciplinary option must fulfill the same requirements as all other PhD candidates.