Departments

The USC School of Pharmacy is organized into two academic departments, both of which are known for their outstanding faculty and leadership in pharmaceutical education and research.

Titus Family Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Economics & Policy

The Titus Family Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Economics & Policy unites patient-centered care with socioeconomic insight and analysis. The department’s faculty represents a wide range of clinical and research specialties, from community pharmacy and geriatrics to oncology and psychiatry. The department is an active partner in the Leonard D. Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics.

The department’s mission is three-fold:

Education

  • Preparing PharmD students for practice
  • Providing advanced training to practitioners through postgraduate residencies and clinical scientists through postgraduate fellowships
  • Enriching the drug therapy knowledge of health providers and the public
  • Preparing MS and PhD candidates to educate students, patients, clinicians and policymakers

Patient Care

  • Providing patient care in a variety of settings that support teaching and research
  • Promoting excellence in pharmacotherapy through clinical activities that assure safety, therapeutic efficacy and cost effectiveness
  • Developing and supporting clinical practice sites for students

Research

  • Pursuing new knowledge and advances in pharmacotherapy, pharmacoeconomics and related areas

Programs

Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD)
Doctor of Pharmacy/Master of Business Administration (PharmD/MBA)
Doctor of Pharmacy/Juris Doctor (PharmD/JD)
Doctor of Pharmacy/Master of Public Health (PharmD/MPH)
Doctor of Pharmacy/Master of Science in Regulatory Science (PharmD/MS Regulatory Science)
Doctor of Pharmacy/Master of Science in Gerontology (PharmD/MS Gerontology)
Doctor of Pharmacy/Graduate in Gerontology (PharmD/Gerontology Certificate)
Doctor of Pharmacy/Doctor of Philosophy (PharmD/PhD)
PhD in Clinical and Experimental Therapeutics
MS in Pharmaceutical Economics and Policy
PhD in Pharmaceutical Economics and Policy
Progressive MS in Pharmaceutical Economics and Policy
Doctorate in Regulatory Science
MS in Regulatory Science
Certificate Programs in Regulatory Science

Contact Information

Titus Family Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Economics & Policy
USC School of Pharmacy
1985 Zonal Avenue, Room 100
Los Angeles, CA 90089-9121
Telephone: (323) 442-1393
FAX: (323) 224-1395

Department of Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences

The Department of Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences is an international leader in pharmaceutical research, particularly in the areas of molecular mechanisms of disease and drug design, development, targeting and delivery. The department has garnered millions of dollars in funding from the National Institutes of Health, making the School the leading private school of pharmacy in NIH funding.

The department is organized into two major research groups: Molecular Pharmacology and Toxicology, and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

The mission of the department is:

  • Conducting cutting-edge research in drug discovery, targeting and delivery, and monitoring.
  • Establishing an internationally recognized program on fundamental research in the mechanisms of disease development and progression, with an emphasis on aging, neurodegeneration, autoimmune disease, cancer, acquired genetic disease, and drugs of abuse.
  • Developing high-quality, progressive teaching and training programs
  • Providing a first-rate education to professional, graduate and postgraduate students, scientists, professionals and the public

Programs

MS in Molecular Pharmacology and Toxicology
PhD in Molecular Pharmacology and Toxicology
MS in Pharmaceutical Sciences
PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences

Contact Information

Department of Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences
USC School of Pharmacy
1985 Zonal Avenue, Room 713
Los Angeles, CA 90089-9121
Telephone: (323) 442-3269
FAX: (323) 442-1390

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