College of Pharmacy

Walter Fitzgerald, Jr., BPharm, MS, JD, Professor and Dean

Jennifer L. Adams, PharmD., Clinical Associate Professor, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Brooke Buffat, PharmD., Clinical Associate Professor, Associate Dean for Student Affairs

Degree Programs

The College of Pharmacy offers two graduate degrees: the Master of Science (M.S.) in Pharmaceutical Sciences and the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Pharmaceutical Sciences. The College also offers a professional doctorate degree, Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.). The Pharm.D. is described in the College of Pharmacy section of the Idaho State University Undergraduate Catalog.


To train and prepare students to succeed in their chosen career path in the variety of areas in pharmaceutical sciences.

Objectives and Outcomes


  • To rigorously train students in the department focus areas;
  • To train students to be effective communicators of their knowledge and scientific findings;
  • To expose students to multidisciplinary approaches to problem-solving so that they can use them to solve scientific problems;
  • To educate students to be competent practitioners of the scientific method; and
  • To expose students to a variety of professional strategies so that, upon finishing their training, they become adaptable and successful in achieving their long-range goals.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Students will demonstrate proficiency in understanding principles of medicinal chemistry, pharmacology, and/or pharmaceutics;
  • Students will demonstrate knowledge in techniques of biochemistry, molecular biology, and physiology as applied to pharmaceutical research;
  • Students will be able to identify pertinent research problems, and formulate a research plan;
  • Students will be able to critically analyze relevant literature, and to effectively communicate scientific findings in written and oral presentations;
  • Students will be able to generate and analyze original research results, and to communicate these results to the scientific community;
  • Graduates of our programs will be successful in professional careers and/or postdoctoral fellowships.