Scholarly Achievement and Placement of Alumni

The USC School of Pharmacy has an exceptional record of student scholarly achievement. Our graduate students co-authored close to 540 publications with their advisors over the past 10 years, with an average rate of 4.4 publications/ student. They have also garnered a significant number of fellowships and national awards.

Students who graduate from the PSCI, MPTX, and CXPT programs go on to secure prestigious, career-advancement positions in academic and pharmaceutical settings:

  • Graduates have secured highly competitive postdoctoral positions at the UCLA, California Institute of Technology, Stanford and Harvard Universities, and the Salk Institute.
  • A cadre of graduates also has landed positions at the premier pharmaceutical companies in California, including Allergan, Genentech, Amgen, Bristol-Myers Squibb and others. PhD graduates from Health Economics are in high demand within the pharmaceutical industry, managed care organizations, and consulting firms.
  • Six out of 22 graduates have obtained tenured/tenure-track academic positions over the last few years.
  • For RegSci, most students entering the DRSc program already have an MS or PhD and are often sponsored by the company for which they work, returning to more advanced positions following training.