Joint Doctor of Pharmacy/Doctor of Philosophy (PharmD/PhD) Program
USC offers an accelerated PharmD/PhD program administered by the School of Pharmacy. This program integrates the professional pharmacy school curriculum with graduate curricula in the Pharmaceutical and Translational Sciences (Tracks: Clinical and Experimental Therapeutics; Molecular Pharmacology and Toxicology; and Pharmaceutical Sciences) to develop an accelerated course of study leading to both the PharmD and PhD degrees. The program prepares clinical scientists for careers in academia, government and industrial settings.
Students interested in the joint PharmD/PhD degree must be accepted by both programs. Students will not be given special consideration for admission to either program because they are applying for the joint degree.