Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

  • College

    College of Pharmacy

  • Degree

    PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences

  • Location

    Atlanta, GA

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Fuel Your Scientific Passion

Mercer University’s Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) program in Pharmaceutical Sciences isn’t just a degree – it’s a personalized pathway to impactful research and leadership careers in healthcare. We craft unique learning experiences for each student, equipping you with the expertise and insights to advance scientific knowledge and shape the future of health.

Program Highlights

  • Personalized curriculum: Design your academic journey, choosing from cutting-edge research areas like drug discovery, development, and delivery.
  • Renowned faculty: Collaborate with dedicated mentors and leading scientists, gaining invaluable guidance and industry insights.
  • State-of-the-art facilities: Conduct groundbreaking research in our advanced laboratories, equipped with the latest technologies.

Prepare for Success

  • Develop in-demand skills: Master scientific research methodologies, data analysis, and communication, becoming a sought-after expert in your chosen field.
  • Shape your future: Explore diverse career paths in academia, industry, government, or non-profit organizations, making a difference in the healthcare landscape.
  • Join a vibrant community: Connect with fellow researchers, faculty, and alumni, building a network of support and collaboration.

“My PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences helped me better understand the entire drug development process from bench to patient bedside. It equipped me with several translational skills such as efficient communication and collaboration, persistence problem-solving, and critical thinking. ”

- Dr. Neha Chitre '21


The 70 semester hour program includes 35 hours of dissertation research. Doctoral students are required to maintain a full-time load of 6 semester hours each semester (fall, spring, summer) while completing degree requirements. Upon successful completion of the program, the PhD degree is awarded.

Admissions requirements and standards are designed to ensure success in the Mercer PhD program. Selecting a candidate for a doctoral program involves many important factors including academic background (undergraduate coursework, GPAs, GRE scores), and extracurricular and work experiences.

Mercer’s PhD program welcomes applications for summer, fall, and spring semesters. Contact us today and discover how you can shape the future of healthcare through cutting-edge research and scientific leadership.

Admissions Contact Information
Pharmaceutical Sciences Graduate Program
Mercer University College of Pharmacy
3001 Mercer University Drive
Atlanta, GA 30341
(678) 547-6237