Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences

Doctor of Philosophy in Pharmaceutics

The doctoral program in pharmaceutical Sciences at LIU is designed to prepare students to meet the challenges and the current needs of scientists engaged in the pharmaceutical sciences and drug development process. This program offers a blend of didactic and elective courses in the basic material sciences and mathematics, drug delivery, biopharmaceutics/pharmacokinetics, and other areas related to academic and industrial research. After completing a broad-based core of fundamental courses, all students are required to perform original research in a specialized area, culminating in a dissertation. The program is designed so Ph.D. students have considerable flexibility in selecting areas of research for the Ph.D. project.

Doctor of Philosophy in Pharmaceutical Sciences:

Goal 1:           Design, conduct and defend original research in one’s field of expertise.

1.1       Integrate advanced knowledge and concepts in pharmaceutical sciences to identify a research problem, and to develop an appropriate hypothesis and design experiments to study the problem.

1.2       Demonstrate technical skills involving computer, laboratory, and other measurements necessary to be a productive scientist.

1.3       Analyze experimental data and compare results to theoretical predictions.

1.4       Effectively disseminate and defend one’s research both orally and in writing.

Goal 2:           Apply analytical and critical thinking in reviewing scientific literature and evaluating research findings.

2.1       Read, accurately interpret, and critically analyze procedures (including error identification), results and conclusions from discipline-specific published research.

2.2       Identify potential errors in and limitations of key research studies related to one’s research focus, including studies conducted by the student.


LIU Pharmacy
Arash T. Dabestani