Department of Pharmaceutics and Drug Delivery
The University of Mississippi

Vision and Mission


Our vision is to be nationally and internationally recognized as a center of excellence in pharmaceutics and drug delivery, as distinguished by our innovative work in research and education.


Our education/training mission is to provide student pharmacists, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, industrial scientists and engineers with a fundamental understanding of the physicochemical and biopharmaceutical aspects of dosage form design, evaluation and manufacturing.

Our research mission is to conduct innovative research across the broad discipline of pharmaceutics/biopharmaceutics and transfer new knowledge to external partners to improve drug delivery and patient care.

We will accomplish this by:

  • Recruiting, developing and retaining outstanding faculty, research scientists, graduate students and support professionals.
  • Leveraging drug delivery expertise and emerging technologies to increase external support and address industry and regulatory agency needs.
  • Ensuring that graduate and postgraduate education programs address ongoing and arising critical translational and operational issues in pharmaceutical R&D and manufacturing.
  • Expanding federal funding, strategic partnerships and collaborations with industry, regulatory agencies, non-profit organizations and other universities.