Located on the nation's only completely new education, research and patient care facility, the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, the University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences is part of the interprofessional learning environment that fosters collaboration of nationally renowned researchers and clinicians.
Within the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, there are PhD programs in pharmaceutical sciences—specializing in pharmaceutical sciences, clinical translational science, or pharmaceutical outcomes research—and in molecular toxicology. Areas of interest include pharmaceutical biotechnology and biophysics, cancer pharmacology and molecular toxicology. The pharmaceutical sciences and toxicology programs are housed within the http://www.ucdenver.edu/academics/colleges/pharmacy/Departments/PharmaceuticalSciences/Pages/PharmaceuticalSciences.aspx">Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, a research-intensive department with a focus in both basic and translational pharmaceutical sciences.
An additional track in pharmaceutical sciences, Pharmaceutical Outcomes Research, is housed in the http://www.ucdenver.edu/academics/colleges/pharmacy/Research/ResearchCenters/CePOR/Pages/CePOR.aspx">Center for Pharmaceutical Outcomes Research (CePOR), which is within the http://www.ucdenver.edu/academics/colleges/pharmacy/Departments/ClinicalPharmacy/Pages/ClinicalPharmacy.aspx">Department of Clinical Pharmacy, a department with a focus on clinical education and patient-oriented research and pharmacy practice.
|Course Title||Semester Hours||Quarter Hours|
|Biochemistry (upper-division No lab required)||3||5|
|General Biology 1 & 2||6||9|
|General Biology Lab 1 & 2||2||3|
|General Chemistry 1 & 2||6||9|
|General Chemistry Lab 1 & 2||2||3|
|Organic Chemistry 1 & 2||6||9|
|Organic Chemistry lab 1 & 2||2||3|
|Human Anatomy or Anatomy and Physiology I||3||5|
|Human Anatomy Lab or Anatomy and Physiology I lab||1||2|
|Human Physiology or Anatomy and Physiology II||3||5|
|Human Physiology Lab or Antomy and Physiology II lab||1||2|
|Physics I (algebra or calculus based)||3||5|
|Economics (Macroeconomics or Microeconomics)||3||5|
|English Composition 1 & 2||6||9|
|Humanities / Social Science||9||13|
Students in the U.S. on a non-immigrant visa, specifically the student (F) or exchange (I) visa, are considered international students. Scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) are required with the application unless English is the student's native language. To be eligible, these applicants must score 550 or higher on the written (paper and pencil) test, 213 or higher on the computer-based test, or 79-80 on the new Internet TOEFL test.
Three (3) recommendation forms are required as part of the PharmCAS application. Letters submitted in lieu of completing the form will not be accepted. The applicant should seek recommendations attesting to his/her academic performance (academic recommendation) or on the applicant's professional skills and potential for success in a rigorous professional degree program (professional recommendation).
The onsite interview process is designed to assess the applicant's knowledge of the profession, communication and ability to perform in a positive, professional manner when working with others. In addition to an individual interview, the candidate will write an essay on an assigned topic, and will be observed in a problem-solving group activity to further assess interpersonal communication skills. To be considered for admission, applicants must participate in the onsite interview process.