What are the career opportunities in the pharmaceutical sciences?
Over the years, pharmaceutical scientists have been instrumental in discovering and developing innovative drugs that save thousands of lives and improve the lives of countless others. Pharmaceutical scientists can pursue a variety of career opportunities/jobs. For example, they may be employed by pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies; work as researchers, scientists, and professors at universities; or work for agencies like the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), U.S. Pharmacopeia (USP), and national laboratories, such as the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) publishes annual salary data for pharmaceutical scientists at http://www.aaps.org/salary/.
Does Ph.D. program require accreditation?
The Ph.D. program is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities.
What are the admission requirements?
- A graduate application available at www.chapman.edu/gradapply
- A master's degree in chemistry, biology, biochemistry, pharmaceutical sciences, biotechnology, or related areas from a regionally accredited university or college or international university with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. An M.D., D.V.M., or Pharm.D. from a U.S. institution will be considered in lieu of a master's degree.
- Minimum GRE (Graduate Record Examination) General Test scores:
- Two letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with your academic abilities
- A personal statement of approximately1-2 pages in length, double-spaced, which includes: a) your interest in the Ph.D. program at Chapman; b) your research goals; c) your career goals
- Official transcripts from the bachelor's and master's degree-granting institution(s)
- A resume or CV with any relevant experience
International students are welcome to apply! Requirements include:
- Transcripts – Students submitting transcripts from foreign universities must submit transcripts in the native language as well as an English translation.
- TOEFL, IELTS, or PTEA – International applicants whose native language is not English must submit results of the TOEFL, IELTS, or PTEA. A minimum TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based) or 80 (internet-based), IELTS score of 6.5, or PTEA score of 53 is required. International applicants who hold a bachelor's degree or higher from a university in the United States or in another country where English is the primary language are not required to take the TOEFL, IELTS, or PTEA examination.
- Complete the Graduate International Student Supplemental Form
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I do not have a master's degree in chemistry, biology, biochemistry, pharmaceutical sciences, or biotechnology, but I have a master's degree in another field. Can I still apply for this program?
A master's degree in chemistry, biology, biochemistry, pharmaceutical sciences, biotechnology, or another related field is required for admission. An M.D., D.V.M., or Pharm.D. from a U.S. institution will be considered in lieu of a master's degree.
When is the application deadline? Are there multiple deadlines during the year?
Fall 2017 (courses start in late August)
June 1, 2017
Students are admitted for the Fall term only.
Can I transfer from another program into the Chapman’s Ph.D. program?
Transfer will be considered on a case-by-case basis if the curriculum requirements are met.
What is the cost of the program?
There are three trimesters in a year. The tuition is approximately $46,800 per year (three trimesters of year-round attendance). A minimum of 3-4 years of study will be required depending on prior academic experience. For qualified students, there will be a substantial tuition reduction (75%).
Is there any financial assistance or tuition waiver plans?
Qualified students in the Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences may be eligible to receive a need-based partial tuition scholarship and apply for paid research or teaching assistantships. The University’s financial aid office can provide more comprehensive information on other forms of federal, state, or private funding: (714) 997-6741 or email@example.com. Students should also explore the National Health Service financial aid site at http://www.hrsa.gov/loanscholarships/.
Other links to Fellowship or Scholarship programs:
American Chemical Society Awards
Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education Research Opportunities
American Association of University Women Awards
Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans
PhRMA Foundation Pre-Doctoral Fellowships
U.S. Pharmacopeia Global Fellowship Program
Is the School of Pharmacy on the Chapman University Campus in Orange, CA?
No. CUSP is located on the Harry and Diane Rinker Health Science Campus in Irvine, CA. The campus is 15 miles south of the Chapman Campus at 9401 Jeronimo Rd. CUSP is conveniently located 1.5 miles east of the I-5 Freeway, off of Alton Parkway, and within 2 miles of the Irvine Spectrum.
Is there student housing near the School of Pharmacy?
Currently, there is no official Chapman student housing near CUSP. However, there are several apartment complexes within a few miles of the Rinker Health Science Irvine campus. A list of local apartment complexes, housing options, and other related resources is available on the CUSP Housing page http://www.chapman.edu/pharmacy/housing.aspx.