Prospective Students

Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) Degree

The curriculum offered by the Skaggs School of Pharmacy consists of a six-year program leading to the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree.  The pre-professional portion of the curriculum is spent in studies of the basic physical and biological sciences and in course work necessary to satisfy the University’s general education requirements.

During the first three professional years of the Pharm.D. program, students devote their time to the study of the pharmaceutical sciences and pharmacy practice.  Areas of study include biochemistry, microbiology, pharmaceutics, medicinal chemistry, pharmacology, social administrative pharmacy, and therapeutics.

The fourth year of the professional program is entirely experiential.

Please visit our program application for more information about requirements.

Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences

The Department of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences offers a dynamic program of graduate education leading to the:

  • PhD and M.S. in Neuroscience
  • PhD and M.S. in Toxicology
  • PhD in Biomedical Sciences
  • MS in Pharmaceutical Sciences

The Department offers graduate training and research in neuroscience, toxicology, cardiovascular pharmacology, medicinal chemistry, pharmacogenetics, and cancer research.  The Centers and Institutes within the department are instrumental in graduate training in the areas of neurological diseases, cardiovascular-endocrine disorders, and environmental toxicology.

Students will find the Ph.D. and M.S. programs in the Department of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences an excellent reason to come to Montana.  The friendly, collaborative nature of our department allows students and faculty to concentrate on learning and research.  The graduate programs emphasize one-on-one faculty-student interactions, provide numerous mechanisms for obtaining feedback and support, and offer students many opportunities to present their research findings.