The PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences
Pick Your Division
When you apply to our Ph.D. program, you must choose a concentration in one of four academic divisions, each of which corresponds to a stage in the drug-development cycle.
Division of Chemical Biology and Medicinal Chemistry
CBMC focuses on finding and characterizing new therapeutic agents and targets.
Division of Molecular Pharmaceutics
MOPH seeks to narrow the therapeutic agents discovered in the first stage down to the most successful compounds and therapies.
Division of Pharmacotherapy and Experimental Therapeutics
DPET focuses on discovering and evaluating the factors that influence how therapeutic agents exert their effects in humans by conducting bench-to-bedside research.
Ph.D. with an emphasis in pharmacoengineering
The School offers an option for students to pursue a Ph.D. with an emphasis on pharmacoengineering.
Biological and Biomedical Sciences Program
The BBSP allows you to start your graduate studies in biological or biomedical sciences at UNC-Chapel Hill without initially committing to a specific Ph.D. program. Within the School, this option is available to students interested in the Division of Chemical Biology and Medicinal Chemistry or the Division of Molecular Pharmaceutics.
Our application information includes instructions on applying through the BBSP.