Office of Graduate Programs

On behalf of the College of Pharmacy (COP) Office of Graduate Programs (OGP), I would like to welcome you to explore the opportunities available in graduate studies at the College.

COP founded its Office of Graduate Programs in 2013 with the mission to create graduate level education programs in pharmacy producing global pharmacy leaders, one scholar at a time. The vision for graduate education at COP included developing cutting-edge research training and education including didactic (both on-line and face-to face) coursework in several areas of Pharmacy, creating a diverse learning environment for students and faculty and creating advanced learning opportunities using the emerging technologies.

Consistent with USF's mission, the strategic goals of OGP include: i) to enhance domestic and international recruitment, enrollment, and retention of graduate students that reflects diversity, ii) to strive to enhance the academic experience of and the quality of life for graduate students, iii) to pursue research funding and conduct and publish research that leads to opportunities for graduate student success, iv) to partner with the other USF Colleges and SUS institutions to develop creative initiatives that promote graduate student research, and v) to serve as a leader in promoting interdisciplinary graduate programs.

OGP is developing educational programs for Graduate Certificate, Master's of Pharmacy and PhD degrees, in addition to dual degree programs at the COP. A number of Graduate Certificate programs and Master’s programs are already available and more to come.

Any prospective student is encouraged to look into these courses by clicking the following link:

Shyam S. Mohapatra, PhD, MBA
Associate Dean of Graduate Programs