Pharmacy Practice - Graduate Program

The Department of Pharmacy Practice at Purdue University is one of the three departments comprising the College of Pharmacy. The Department of Pharmacy Practice has a longstanding claim to national prominence. Graduates of the Purdue program are in great demand. They have been educated in the principles and techniques of research and encouraged to develop sound teaching skills through course work and supervised experience.


The mission of the graduate program in the Department of Pharmacy Practice is to develop scientists and faculty to become progressive leaders in a dynamic health system in:
1. Clinical pharmaceutical sciences
2. Social, behavioral, and administrative sciences
3. Science of education


At Purdue, the Department of Pharmacy Practice, within the College of Pharmacy, offers Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in the majors of Pharmacy Administration and Clinical Pharmaceutical Sciences.


The Pharmacy Administration program is the oldest in the nation, with the first Ph.D. in the discipline earned by Robert V. Evanson in 1953. Since then, Purdue has granted almost 50 Ph.D. degrees in Pharmacy Administration. research areas have evolved: educational evaluation and clinical science.


The Clinical Pharmaceutical Sciences program prepares future scientists for careers in the translational sciences. Areas of focus within this track includes Pharmacogenomics, Pharmacokinetics/Pharmacodynamics, and Clinical Trials.

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