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Pharmaceutical Sciences

Degrees Offered: Ph.D., M.Sc.

Members

Professors

S. Bandiera, H. M. Burt, B. Cairns, T. Chang, M. Coughtrie, M. H. H. Ensom, D. Grierson, S. Jarvis Selinger, U. Kumar, F. Lalji, M. Levine, L. D. Lynd, K. MacLeod, J. McCormack, P. O’Shea, R. E. Reid, B. Rodrigues, R. Sindelar, P. J. Soja, P. J. Zed.

Associate Professors

A. Collier, G. Giaever, U. Hafeli, S. Li, C. Nislow, , H. Wong, J. M. Y. Wong.

Assistant Professors

A. Conklin, M. De Vera, A. Frankel, M. J. Harrison, T. Klassen, P.S. Loewen,C. Ross, M. Sadatsafavi.

Program Overview

The Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences offers opportunities for advanced study leading to the Master of Science (M.Sc.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in the following research areas: drug delivery; drug delivery & transport; drug metabolism, pharmacokinetics and toxicology; pharmacogenomics and pharmacogenetics; diabetes, cardiovascular and molecular pharmacology; neuropharmacology; pharmaceutical health outcomes and pharmacotherapeutics; and pharmaceutical education.

The research interests of the individual members are found in the Department's faculty section. The faculty rank in the top tier of Canadian pharmacy faculty and provide outstanding research mentoring opportunities.

The Faculty graduates highly qualified personnel. There is a high demand for our graduates in academic and clinical institutions, pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, and the government.

The program is open to those holding undergraduate or graduate degrees from recognized universities, whether in pharmacy or related disciplines.

Doctor of Philosophy

Admission Requirements

Applicants to the Ph.D. program are expected to meet the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Admission Requirements. Transfer from the M.Sc. to the Ph.D. program is permitted by Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies regulations.

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Program Requirements

All doctoral students are required to complete a comprehensive examination successfully. The major requirement for the Ph.D. is completion of a research dissertation meeting the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies requirements. Ph.D. students must also complete PHAR 648 (Graduate Seminar), the 3-credit PHAR 590 and the 1-credit PHAR 591. For details, please visit the Program.

The regulations that apply to M.Sc. students in terms of course requirements apply to doctoral students who have not taken these courses. Coursework is selected in consultation with the student's supervisory committee.

Master of Science

Admission Requirements

New graduate students holding a baccalaureate degree are generally admitted only into the M.Sc. program; however, we strongly encourage subsequent transfer into the Ph.D. program for those who wish to pursue a Ph.D. For information on transferring to the Ph.D. program see the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.

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Program Requirements

Students are required to complete a minimum of 30 credits, including a 12-credit M.Sc. thesis, the 2-credit PHAR 548 (Graduate Seminar), the 3-credit PHAR 590, the 1-credit PHAR 591, and a minimum of 6 remaining course credits at the 500-level or higher. Appropriate coursework is selected in consultation with the student's supervisory committee. Students are encouraged to complete most of the graduate courses in the research area they have chosen. For details, please visit the Program.

Contact Information

Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Office of the Associate Dean, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
2405 Wesbrook Mall
Vancouver, BC, Canada V6T 1Z3
Tel: 604.827.0188
Fax: 604.822.3035
Email: phar.gradask@ubc.ca
Web: http://pharmsci.ubc.ca/
Shirley Wong
Manager, Graduate and Post-Doctoral Studies

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