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PhD in Pharmacy
A PhD in Pharmacy is a terminal degree that allows students to advance their knowledge and training in pharmaceutical sciences. Students broaden their background in chemistry, pharmaceutical medications, and drug product formulations. A PhD in Pharmacy often takes three or more years to complete.
Finding an online program for your desired concentration can be difficult. Many schools now offer alternatives to their traditional programs, but each school can differ greatly in selection of specializations and programs. Several schools now specialize in online programs, including:
- Capella University
- Grand Canyon University
- Northcentral University
- University of the Rockies
- Walden University
My Degree and What It’s Good For
With a PhD in Pharmacy, graduates can continue to practice as a pharmacist or choose to work in academia as a professor or department chair. As a PhD candidate, you’ll be required to write a dissertation and complete a series of examinations. Your studies will also focus heavily on the following topics:
- cell biology
- molecular biology
My Earning Potential
According to The Bureau of Labor Statistics, pharmacists earned a mean annual wage of $112,160 in May 2011. With an advanced degree and years of professional experience, you might expect higher salaries. Where you work and who you work for also play a part in your earnings. Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation include health and personal care stores, general medical and surgical hospitals, grocery stores, and department stores.