Pharmacognosy, MS, PhD

Turn your fascination with nature into a challenging, well-paying career. USciences prepares you for that success with one of the nation’s only advanced pharmacognosy degree programs. Our world-class faculty takes your education personally:

  • Small student-teacher ratio encourages individual attention
  • Extraordinary program flexibility fits your needs
  • Hands-on approach to cutting-edge science imparts practical knowledge

What Sets Us Apart?

  1. All of our graduates gained employment either upon graduation or shortly thereafter. They’re in demand at leading research labs, corporations, and universities.
  2. Our programs suit your schedule: Take courses in the late afternoon and evening with your full-time or part-time studies.
  3. Obtain a graduate degree in less time than a traditional degree program through our integrated BS/MS or BS/PhD program.
  4. USciences’ professional connections to other institutions such as USDA-ERRC helps you team up on research.
  5. Our faculty members have an open-door policy so you won’t need an appointment to talk with your research advisor.
  6. You benefit from close interdepartmental relationships and cross-discipline collaboration.
  7. Acquire the knowledge and skills needed to excel in a pharmacognosy career—starting with a firm foundation in the general field of chemistry.


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James McKee
James R. McKee, PhD
Graduate Program Director for Chemistry, Biochemistry and Pharmacognosy
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  • USciences Degree Changes Alumna's Career Path

    April 12, 2018

    Shruti Dani, RPh, MS'11 was looking for a graduate program that would put her in the direction she wanted to take her career. Her search led to University of the Sciences and a master's in pharmacy administration.

  • 2018 USciences Graduate Fellows Celebrated

    April 11, 2018

    Graduate students and their advisors celebrated the students' academic and research accomplishments at the annual graduate fellows reception on April 9, 2018.

  • Undergraduate Research Festival Celebrates Student Scholarship

    March 23, 2018

    The Undergraduate Research Festival sponsored by the Center for Undergraduate Research (CUR) celebrated the breadth of research projects being conducted by undergraduate students and their faculty mentors in a variety of labs and classrooms across campus. The three-day event formally began with ribbon cutting ceremonies by President Dr. Paul Katz.

  • Scholarship Award Makes a Difference Toward Student's Educational Pursuits

    March 21, 2018

    The Martin Buchalter Endowed Scholarship supports students who are studying pharmaceutical manufacturing or who have expressed an interest in pursuing a career in pharmaceutical manufacturing.

  • Alumnus Dr. Edward Foote Named PCP Dean

    February 26, 2018

    Edward Foote P'87, PharmD'91 is returning to his alma mater as dean of Philadelphia College of Pharmacy at University of the Sciences.

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James R. McKee, PhD
Program Director

Office Location:

Robert McNeil Graduate Study and Research Center, Room 201


University of the Sciences
600 South 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495