The Graduate Programs of the School of Pharmaceutical Sciences of Ribeirão Preto (FCFRP-USP) aims to promote training of highly qualified personnel for teaching and research in various areas of Pharmaceutical Sciences that can act in public or private education institutions, research institutes and the pharmaceutical industry in the development of new drugs or new products. The activities of the Graduate in FCFRP-USP started in 1988 with the creation of the Graduate Program in Pharmaceuticals and Drugs, Major Field: Chemistry and Biology.
In 1999, a change has occured in the name of the Graduate Programe to "Graduation in Pharmaceutical Sciences" and in 2001 the program won two new focus areas: Clinical Analysis and Toxicology.
In 2005, there was a major overhaul in the graduate education of the FCFRP with the areas of Clinical Analysis and Toxicology transformed respectively to "Graduate Program in Bioscience Applied to Pharmacy" and "Graduate Program in Toxicology . The area of concentration "Drugs and Medicines", in turn, was spun off in three other areas: (i) "Chemical and Biological Physics" (ii) "Drugs and Cosmetics" and (iii) "Natural and Synthetic Products".
In 2008 was created the "Brazilian Network of Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology' by CAPES, which, among other things, created a multicenter Study in Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology, consisting of a national network of researchers with expertise in nanotechnology and belonging to different Brazilian Universities, namely: Federal University of Goiás, Federal University of Minas Gerais Federal University of Ouro Preto, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte Federal University of Santa Catarina , Federal University of Santa Maria, São Paulo State University and the University of Sao Paulo. FCFRP-USP was a signatory to this proposal, which resulted in the creation of the Graduate Program in Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology in 2012, in association with the institutions involved in establishing the network.
These facts led to the current configuration of Graduation Studies in the FCFRP with its four Graduate Programs: Bioscience Applied to Pharmacy (Master and PhD), Pharmaceutical Sciences (Master and PhD), Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology (PhD) and Toxicology (Master and PhD)