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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. Many of our PhD students have generous institutional support in the form of a Graduate Student Instructorship which includes a full-tuition waiver and over $26,700 in support including: $21,500 starting stipend, $2,232 student health plan reimbursement, and $3,000+ in additional scholarships.
  4. Our faculty members have an open-door policy so you won’t need an appointment to talk with your research advisor.
  5. You benefit from close interdepartmental relationships and cross-discipline collaboration.
  6. Acquire the knowledge and skills needed to excel in a pharmacognosy career—starting with a firm foundation in the general field of chemistry.
  7. We provide a welcoming and supportive environment for scholars from around the world. Learn more about becoming a student in the United States and support services offered through USciences International Student and Scholar Services


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John W. Tomsho, PhD
Program Director

Office Location:

Griffith Hall, Room 310A


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600 South 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495