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Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Admissions
Office of the Dean
751 Brookside Road
Stockton, CA 95207
Mailing - 3601 Pacific Avenue Stockton, CA 95211

Department of Pharmaceutics and Medicinal Chemistry

Welcome from the Chair

The Department of Pharmaceutics and Medicinal Chemistry Welcomes You!

Whether you select our department or a similarly outstanding program, you have my best wishes for success in all of your professional endeavors. We share with our school in taking pride our students' accomplishments. Our faculty continues to strive for excellence in teaching and helping our student body achieve their goals. The Department of Pharmaceutics and Medicinal Chemistry, along with the rest of the departments in the school, aspires to be one of the top 25 schools.

Are you a student with a degree in the pharmacy, physical sciences or engineering and would like to improve human health and safety using drugs or drug delivery systems? The Pharmaceutics and Medicinal Chemistry span from basic to multidisciplinary and translational aspects of human health, including the conception, discovery, formulation, and delivery of therapeutic drugs and other agents. Our doctor of philosophy and master of science programs provide a stimulating and supportive environment for your advanced education and for the successful completion of your original research project. PhD candidates typically receive Graduate Assistantships consisting of competitive stipends, tuition remission, and full health insurance. The department is also home to research-intensive programs of study covering a wide range of specialized areas for outstanding postdoctoral fellows and undergraduates.

With our practice-ready professional program and industry catered graduate program, we believe you are joining our academic tradition that prides itself in excellence, collegiality and making a difference nationally and internationally.


Bhaskara R. Jasti, Ph.D.
Professor & Chairman


About the Program

Pharmaceutics & Medicinal Chemistry provides broad training for careers in the pharmaceutical industry, academia, and governmental positions.  Students may acquire experience in an industrial setting through cooperative work projects or internships with biotechnology or pharmaceutical companies.  For students interested in an academic career in higher education, opportunities exist to gain experience in teaching and administering a variety of laboratory and lecture courses.  Our programs are designed to allow faculty and students to develop close working relationships throughout the student's training while providing a high degree of flexibility in the selection of individual courses of study and research projects.

Pharmaceutics & Medicinal Chemistry facilities include several specialized laboratories for performing specific types of studies using modern techniques in:

  • controlled-release drug delivery/novel dosage forms
  • organic synthesis
  • computational chemistry
  • nuclear pharmacy
  • pharmacokinetics modeling
  • molecular biology
  • industrial pharmacy

Additional possibilities for the use of other types of specific equipment exists in University departments located in and outside the School of Pharmacy & Health Sciences.

Pacific will be offering a Master of Science in Industrial Pharmaceutics in collaboration with Alliance Institute.  Click here to read more.