Stephen J. Cutler, Dean
Wayne E. Buff, Associate Dean
Amy Grant, Assistant Dean
S. Scott Sutton, Chair, Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Outcome Sciences
Kim Creek, Chair, Department of Drug Discovery and Biomedical Sciences
Lorne Hofseth, Director of Graduate Studies
The South Carolina College of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. See the college Web site (www.sccp.sc.edu) for a full disclosure of the college accreditation status. The college offers a program leading to the M.S. degree in pharmaceutical sciences.
The South Carolina College of Pharmacy offers a Ph.D. degree in pharmaceutical sciences that is jointly administered by USC and MUSC. Specialized course offerings are available by distance education using faculty from both campuses. The South Carolina College of Pharmacy is composed of the Department of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences and the Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Outcomes Sciences. The Department of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences offers advanced degrees with specialization in the areas of medicinal chemistry, pharmaceutics, and pharmacology. The Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Outcomes Sciences offers advanced degrees with specialization in the area of pharmaceutical and health outcomes sciences.
A graduate admissions committee of the college reviews all applicants to the M.S. and Ph.D. programs. Review of complete applications will begin by March 1st. The application deadline is April 15. Preference will be given to applicants with a minimum overall grade point average equivalent of B and minimum GRE scores of 1050 (verbal and quantitative sections) and 4 (analytical section). The average GRE score for students admitted between 2006-2009 was 1150. Applicants whose native language is not English are also required to submit a satisfactory score on the TOEFL. The minimum acceptable score on the TOEFL is 80 (internet-based). For advanced degrees in pharmaceutical and health outcomes sciences, an undergraduate or professional degree in a health or a business-related discipline is recommended. For advanced degrees in the disciplines of medicinal chemistry, pharmaceutics, or pharmacology, an undergraduate degree in pharmacy or in related physical sciences, such as chemistry, biochemistry, or biology, is recommended. Requests for information regarding programs, policies, and the admission process can be submitted electronically via the website of the University of South Carolina at www.sccp.sc.edu/programs/graduate/index.aspx.
The college awards assistantships to graduate students in pharmaceutical and biomedical sciences and clinical pharmacy and outcomes sciences. The award is based upon academic promise and has a competitive annual stipend in addition to supplements for tuition and health insurance. Students receiving graduate stipends are subject to regulations of The Graduate School and the following policies:
- Supported students must enroll for at least 6 semester hours of credit each semester and at least 1 semester hour each summer term.
- Assistantships shall be canceled for students who do not perform their assigned duties satisfactorily.
- Assistantships shall be canceled for students who do not demonstrate quality performance in their academic program. To receive a graduate stipend students must also meet The Graduate School criteria for progression.
Department and Courses
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Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences
Courses for the College of Pharmacy (scroll to the bottom of the page)