Pharmaceutical Engineering and Sciences
Translate new knowledge in Pharmaceutical Engineering and Sciences into drug products that address emerging societal needs.
Facilitate multidisciplinary research, educational and entrepreneurial efforts in the area.
Promote a state-of-the-art infrastructure core for the development of pharmaceutical products.
Educational programs supporting our mission and goals.
Whether you are exploring engineering for the first time, or planning to enhance your knowledge with graduate education, we thrive on the family atmosphere here at the Virginia Commonwealth University College of Engineering. We welcome you to learn about our program requirements and admission standards. We also invite you to visit us in person for an informational meeting and a tour of our facilities, to see firsthand what makes VCU engineering so unique.
The VCU College of Engineering has state-of-the-art facilities and faculty members with international reputations. These assets translate into amazing research opportunities for emerging scholars.
The graduate program at VCU Engineering gives you the opportunity to bridge undergraduate and career experiences by working on cutting-edge research in a unique interdisciplinary environment. Our faculty and students are connected with colleagues across the globe who share our vision of interdisciplinary research and discovery. VCU Engineering has an active graduate student association where students build social connections and academic/professional networks through seminars, workshops and social events.
The School of Pharmacy’s goal is to provide the highest quality graduate education and research training in the pharmaceutical sciences. The graduate faculty consists of internationally recognized scientists and the School consistently ranks in the top 20 percent of NIH funding among Pharmacy Programs in the US.
We are the oldest pharmacy school in Virginia, tracing our roots back to 1898. Our primary teaching facilities are located on the Medical College of Virginia Campus in Richmond, the state capital. We are 1 of 18 Health Science Centers nationwide meaning that our campus has four other health sciences schools and a major academic health center with several hospitals and clinics that offer tremendous opportunities for hands- on patient care. Moreover, we have satellite campuses at INOVA and the University of Virginia extending our reach and providing additional perspectives on healthcare delivery. We partner with seven community organizations that welcome student pharmacists who are interested in areas such as geriatrics, cardiology, mental health, ambulatory care, and underserved communities. Most importantly, we believe our students will help shape the future of healthcare. Take the time to get to know us and see what we have to offer.