Departments

The USC School of Pharmacy is organized into three academic departments, each known for outstanding faculty and leadership in pharmaceutical education and research.

Titus Family Department of Clinical Pharmacy

The Titus Family Department of Clinical Pharmacy unites patient-centered care with health system 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 Regulatory Science and the Clinical and Experimental Therapeutics programs are also in the Titus Family Department.

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 Doctor of Regulatory Science candidates for careers in industry, government and academia
  • Preparing PhD students in Clinical and Experimental Therapeutics to identify important connections between fundamental biomedical research and human disease

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, translational research, regulatory science 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
Doctorate in Regulatory Science
MS in Regulatory Science
Certificate Programs in Regulatory Science

Contact Information

Titus Family Department of Clinical Pharmacy
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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Department of Pharmaceutical and Health Economics

Faculty in the Department of Pharmaceutical and Health Economics are based at the USC Leonard D. Schaeffer Center for Health Policy & Economics, one of the nation’s leading research and educational centers recognized for independent research that makes a significant contribution to policy and health improvement. Students in the academic programs have the unique opportunity to be part of this vibrant environment in which they are challenged to find innovative solutions to some of today’s most pressing problems. The department’s degree programs are greatly enriched by the interdisciplinary faculty and researchers of the Schaeffer Center with expertise ranging from public policy to pharmaceoeconomics to healthcare management.

The department’s mission includes:

Education

  • Developing students to be innovative investigators with excellent research skills
  • Training the next generation of investigators to ask different questions and to create new research methods
  • Leading students to think in an interdisciplinary way to answer difficult societal questions

Research

  • Aiming to answers today’s most pressing societal questions through an interdisciplinary approach with expertise in health policy and pharmacoeconomics
  • Conducting cutting-edge research and policy analysis
  • Striving to improve value in health through evidence-based policy solutions

Programs

PhD in Health Economics
MS in Pharmaceutical Economics and Policy
MS in Healthcare Decision Analysis
Progressive MS in Health Economics (Pharmaceutical Economics and Policy Emphasis)

Contact Information

Department of Pharmaceutical and Health Economics
USC School of Pharmacy
635 Downey Way
VPD – Suite 210
Los Angeles, CA 90089-3333
Phone: (213) 821.7940
FAX: (213)740.3460