The Office of Graduate Programs (OGP) is designed to assist graduate students in admittance to, retention in, and graduation from the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (COPPS) at Florida A&M University. OGP is committed to increasing the enrollment and completion rates of underrepresented minorities in the pharmaceutical sciences and health professions disciplines by:

  • offering pre-application consultations to prospective students in an effort to answer questions about the application process;
  • assisting prospective students in identifying an appropriate graduate program area based on their academic goals and research interests;
  • advising students about degree requirements;
  • monitoring and documenting student’s academic progress;
  • providing verification and documentation of degree completion to the FAMU School of Graduate Studies and Research (SGSR) and Registrar’s Office;
  • working closely with SGSR to seek their assistance in interpreting University graduate policy; and
  • communicating the College and University graduate policies and procedures to COPPS faculty, staff, and students.

Contact Us

This office oversees the administration and compliance of rules, regulations and policy for masters and doctoral programs offered by the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. Students should contact this office for necessary information pertaining to their matriculation as a COPPS graduate student.

Dr. Karam Soliman
Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies
(850) 599-3306
Dr. Nazarius Lamango
Director of Graduate Studies
(850) 412-7377

Ms. Yolanda Boronell
Basic Pharmaceutical Sciences
(850) 561-2119


Dr. Crystal J. Bryant
Economic, Social and Administrative Pharmacy
(850) 561-2117


Ms. Gloria James
Institute of Public Health
(850) 412-7701


Dr. John Cooperwood
Director of Graduate Studies
(850) 412-599-3110