Pharmacy, Master of Science
Graduate Program in Pharmaceutical Sciences
The Pharmaceutical Sciences Graduate Program is housed in the Department of Pharmaceutical and Environmental Health Sciences in the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (COPHS) and is led by a group of active, productive faculty. Over the last several years COPHS has been developing its research infrastructure, which now has reached the level to support the program adequately. Collectively, the Research Centers in Minority Institutions, the Center for Cardiovascular Diseases, and the Center of Excellence in Health Disparities Research have contributed significantly to the development of research infrastructure in the COPHS.
The Doctor of Philosophy in Pharmaceutical Sciences with specialization in pharmacology and pharmaceutics is offered through the program. The Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Science s is also offered as a contingency program. The M.S. and Ph.D. degree curricula are designed to provide a scientifically integrated training that permits students to:
- Acquire knowledge and skills that facilitate a comprehensive understanding of the genesis and progression of pathological conditions;
- Apply knowledge and skills to the discovery, design, development, and delivery of drugs and dosage forms;
- Be prepared to pursue professional careers in academic, pharmaceutical industry, and governmental settings.
- Completion of 40 credit hours of course work.
- Minimum of one presentation at a national research meeting.
- Submission of one research paper to indexed-refereed journal.
- Successful public defense of thesis.
|Core Curriculum Requirements||14|
|PHS 802||Sem/Special Topics||1|
|PHS 803||Seminar/Special Topics||1|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|Physical Pharmacy 2|
|PHS 814||Lab Rotation||3|
|PHAR 539||Pharm III Pharmacokinetics||3|
|PHAR 519||Pharm III Pharmacokinetics Lab||1|
|Select two of the following:||6|
|Advanced Biochem 1,2|
|Molecular Pharmacology 1|
|Select three of the following:||9|
|"PHS 815||Masters Research"||6|
|PHS 816||Masters Thesis||3|
A student should also meet the following requirements:
- Minimum of one presentation at a national research meeting
- Submission of one research paper to indexed-refereed journal
- Successful public defense of thesis