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.
Outstanding applicants are encouraged to apply for consideration for one of the Rutgers Presidential Fellowships. Please click on the link for more information.
The Graduate Program in Medicinal Chemistry extends a warm welcome to all incoming students for the Fall 2016 semester. For information about orientation events and registration please click here.