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 first two years, or pre-professional portion of the curriculum, are spent in studies of the basic biological and physical sciences.

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.

Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences

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

  • Ph.D and M.S in Medicinal Chemistry
  • PhD and M.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences and Drug Design
  • PhD and M.S. in Neuroscience
  • PhD and M.S. in Toxicology

The Department offers graduate training and research in medicinal chemistry, pharmacokinetics, pharmacology, neuroscience, and toxicology. Areas of research interest in the department include cancer, cardiovascular, dermatology, environmental toxicology, immunology, and neurology.

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.