Medicinal Chemistry (MS and PhD)

Medicinal Chemistry is a multi-disciplinary field of study that utilizes synthetic organic chemistry in conjunction with developments in biochemistry, computational chemistry, molecular biology, and pharmacology to advance drug discovery. Faculty members within the Department of Medicinal Chemistry are actively engaged in research projects that include the discovery of new drug entities, the enhancement of drug efficacy by developing mechanism-based prodrugs, and the identification of biologically active metabolites.

The graduate program offers the opportunity to earn either a M.S. or Ph.D. in Medicinal Chemistry. Rutgers University is located in central New Jersey, an area that is home to one of the highest concentrations of pharmaceutical industry in the nation.

  • For a comprehensive overview, including information on faculty, students, curriculum, admissions, facilities, resources, and more, please visit the program website of the Graduate Program in Medicinal Chemistry.