PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences

Your Journey. Your Future.

The UK College of Pharmacy provides PhD candidates the opportunity to train alongside some of the most talented pharmaceutical scientists on the planet. 

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Scientific Tracks

Select the scientific track that you are most passionate about to set the direction of your future career. Earn a PhD with a specialization in one of these pioneering areas of research and study.

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UK Pharmaceutical Sciences Graduate Program Guiding Principles

UK Pharmaceutical Sciences Graduate Program Guiding Principles

Excellence in Innovation and Discovery


Patents in 10 Years. Between 2005 and 2015, 99 UKCOP faculty members and researchers were awarded 100 patents for discoveries made during their time at UKCOP.


Licenses to Industry. UK currently has a total of 125 active licenses with startup companies, business and industry.


Faculty-created start-up companies. Since 1980, more than 30 companies have been born from research conducted by UKCOP faculty and research personnel.

Summer Research Program

Undergraduate students can experience hands-on, innovative research alongside UKCOP faculty early on in their academic careers.

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The Place for Discovery

From identifying fundamental mechanisms of disease to designing and developing new drugs to understanding the impact of policies on health care, UK's front-line researchers are committed to solving Kentucky's pressing problems and, in doing so, are providing global health care solutions.

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A Degree That Matters

Our graduates compete for and receive job opportunities at some of the best scientific institutions in the world.

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