Auburn University
Auburn University
Prospective Students
Auburn University

"A career in Pharmacy can be professionally and financially rewarding. Whether you are interested in patient care, developing new medicines, or the delivery of medicine throughout our healthcare system, the Harrison School of Pharmacy can help you to fulfill your goals."

Professional Degree Program

Graduate Degree Program

Auburn University’s Doctor of Pharmacy program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
135 South LaSalle Street
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Chicago, IL 60603
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Professional Degree Program
Prospective Photo.gif Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) Information and Application Guide (includes curriculum overview, laptop requirements, application forms and much more)
This degree program is a four-year course of study that requires the completion of the pre-pharmacy curriculum prior to admission. The Pharm.D. curriculum is designed to facilitate the development of those abilities necessary for entry-level practitioners in various practice settings. Consistent with accreditation standards and guidelines, the curriculum provides an appropriate balance of coursework in the following areas: biomedical sciences (basic and clinical); pharmaceutical sciences, behavioral, social, and administrative pharmacy sciences; pharmacy practice; and pharmacy practice experience. The goal of the curriculum is to train students to be life-long learners who can provide pharmaceutical care. To accomplish this, the curriculum involves students in continuous patient care responsibilities starting upon entry into the Harrison School of Pharmacy. Students also participate as active, self-directed learners in interdisciplinary teaching models.
Graduate Degree Programs
Prospective Photo.gif Department of Health Outcomes Research and Policy (M.S., Ph.D.) Application Information and Guide

The Department of Health Outcomes Research and Policy is concerned with the socio-behavioral, economic, and administrative sciences in pharmacy. The long-range goal of the graduate program in HORP is to produce graduates who have unique and needed capabilities for addressing problems related to medication use and healthcare outcomes in our society. If you have interests in communication, economics, epidemiology, health services delivery, healthcare decision-making, informatics, or safety, HORP has innovative programs focusing on improving population health. The Masters of Science (M.S.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) are offered by Department of Health Outcomes Research and Policy.
Prospective Photo.gif Department of Drug Discovery and Development (M.S., Ph.D.) Application Information and Guide

Graduate study in pharmaceutical sciences leads to the degree of Master of Science. In addition, a Doctor of Philosophy in pharmaceutical sciences is offered through an interdepartmental program (PYS) by the Departments of Drug Discovery and Development and Health Outcomes Research and Policy. The graduate programs of the Department of Drug Discovery and Development are designed to prepare students for teaching and research careers in academia, the pharmaceutical industry and public and private research institutes. Students are expected to select an area of specialization from one of the pharmaceutical science disciplines including medicinal chemistry, pharmacology, toxicology and pharmaceutics.
Dr. DeRuiter
Auburn University is offering an exciting new Graduate Certificate Program in Medical Chemistry. This program enables students to obtain training and to become credentialed in the field of medicinal chemistry. This field encompasses the study of drug mechanisms of action and biodisposition (absorption, distribution, metabolism and elimination), the design and synthesis of bioactive molecules, the detection and quantification of bioactive molecules, and the chemistry of natural products. Thus, the knowledge base and credentialing available through this program will enhance the ability of graduate students to obtain employment, particularly, but not exclusively, in the pharmaceutical industry. This program is being jointly administered by the Department of Drug Discovery and Development and the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Therefore, interested students and/or their faculty advisors should contact Prof. Jack DeRuiter <> (DDD) or Prof. Stewart Schneller <> (Chemistry and Biochemistry) for more information.