Graduate Programs


Graduate students in the Experimental Therapeutics doctoral program at The University of Toledo conduct cutting-edge research into new drug treatments for disease.  

The Ph.D. program in UToledo's nationally ranked College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences focuses on Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics.

Learn about human disease — from the molecular level to the whole organism — and develop rational approaches for new pharmacological therapies. Our goal is for our doctoral students to translate their discoveries in the laboratory to therapies in a clinical setting. 

Pharm.D./Ph.D. Dual Degree Program

In addition to our Ph.D. program in Experimental Therapeutics, we also offer a dual degree program for those who want to earn both their Ph.D. and Pharm.D. degrees.

Top Reasons to Study experimental therapeutics at UToledo

  1. Nationally ranked college.

    UToledo’s College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences is one of the best pharmacy colleges in the U.S.  

    • We have offered student-centered instruction and excellent research programs for more than a century. 
    • More than $1 million in grant money awarded annually to the college for research and development 
  2. Financial help.
    Doctoral students are eligible for teaching and research assistantships.  
  3. Global partnerships.

    The College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences has academic and research partnerships with many universities around the world, including:  

    • University of Szeged, Hungary 
    • Lebanese American University, Lebanon 
    • Al Zaytoonah University, Jordan 
    • PSG and Sons’ Charities College of Technology, India 
    • King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, Saudi Arabia 
    • North Sichuan Medical College, China 
  4. Travel to conferences.

    Graduate students in our Ph.D. program in experimental therapeutics receive funds to attend national and international conferences, including: 

    • American Heart Association 
    • Society for Neuroscience 
    • Genetics Society of America 
    • Society for Toxicology
  5. Close-knit community.
    Students have ample opportunities to get to know each other at picnics, student potlucks and other social events organized by the department and college.

UToledo faculty members are recognized authorities in their areas of specialization. They collaborate with doctoral students on research to: 

  • Discover new drugs to treat disease 
  • Test existing or new drugs 
  • Explore disease mechanisms through models using drugs 

Our researchers are investigating: 

  • Neuropharmacology of drugs of abuse 
  • Drugs to treat cancers and cardiovascular, neurodegenerative and metabolic diseases

The College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences features state-of-the-art research facilities with computer-assisted instrumentation that allows for a wide variety of research approaches. The Shimadzu Laboratory for Pharmaceutical Research Excellence includes a mass spectrometer that can analyze  samples with a high degree of accuracy and unmatched speed. 


What jobs can I get with an experimental therapeutics degree?

The doctoral program in Experimental Therapeutics provides training for careers in: 

  • Research and development within the pharmaceutical and chemical industries 
  • Academia (researchers or faculty at universities) 

Our graduates have been employed as: 

  • Assistant professor and chair, Taif University, Ta’if, Saudi Arabia  
  • Assistant professor, Al-Zaytoonah University, Amman, Jordan 
  • Assistant professor, Irbid University, Irbid, Jordan  
  • Postdoc fellow at Axovant Sciences Ltd., New York 
  • Assistant professor, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia 
  • Scientific representative, STEMCELL Technologies Inc., Cambridge, Mass. 
  • Assistant professor, Head of the Department, Umm Al-Qura University, Mecca, Saudi Arabia 
  • Assistant professor, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia 
  • Assistant professor, University at Iraq 






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Last Updated: 7/15/24