College of Pharmacy

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Academic Programs

Graduate Programs in Pharmaceutical Sciences

Curriculum

Master of Science (M.S.) Program

Program requirements: Successful completion of 30 credits of graduate study, including PHC 502, PHC 597/598 (2 credits), PHC 599, thesis.

  • For specialization in medicinal chemistry and pharmacognosy: BPS 552; Three credits of BPS 530, BPS 535, or BPS 587; Six to seven credits of BPS 525, BPS 551, BCH 581, BCH 582, CHM 427, CHM 520, CHM 521, or CHM 522; Six to nine credits of PHC 599; Four to seven elective credits in consultation with student’s major professor.
  • For specialization in pharmaceutics and pharmacokinetics: STA 409 or 411 or equivalent; Six to nine credits of 500- or 600-level BPS courses; Six to nine credits of PHC 599; Remaining elective credits at the 500/600 level in consultation with student’s major professor.
  • For specialization in pharmacoepidemiology and pharmacoeconomics: PHP 540, and PHP 550 or PHP 580; Six credits of STA 409, 411, or 412; Six to nine credits of PHC 599; Four to nine elective credits in consultation with student’s major professor.
  • For specialization in pharmacology and toxicology: At least 9 credits of BPS 587, BPS 546, BPS 641, BPS 530, BPS 535, BCH 581, or BPS 520; Three credits of BPS 422, BPS 521, BPS 525, BPS 545, BPS 644, BCH 582, or BPS 572; Three credits of BPS 503, BPS 533, BPS 555, BPS 551, or PHP 540; Six to nine credits of PHC 599; Remaining elective credits at the 500/600 level in consultation with student’s major professor.

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Program

Program requirements: Successful completion of 72 credits of graduate study, including PHC 502, PHC 693/694 (3 credits), PHC 699, a qualifying exam, written and oral comprehensive examinations, and a dissertation. Students are expected to attend and participate in the departmental seminars during their entire tenure in the Ph.D. program.

  • For specialization in medicinal chemistry and pharmacognosy: BPS 545; Six credits of BPS 530, BPS 535, or BPS 587; Nine to ten credits of BPS 525, BPS 551, BCH 581, BCH 582, CHM 427, CHM 520, CHM 521, or CHM 522; Additional course credits at the 500/600 level (including up to 3 credits of BPS 520) must be selected in conjunction with major professor and/or doctoral committee. All students are required to complete a minimum of 30 credit hours in courses other than those deemed to carry research, independent study, or directed study credits.
  • For specialization in pharmaceutics and pharmacokinetics: Four credits of PHC 693/694, STA 411 or equivalent, a 500-level statistics course, BPS 503. Additional course credits must be selected in conjunction with major professor and/or doctoral committee. All students are required to complete a minimum of 30 credit hours in courses other than those deemed to carry research, independent study, or directed study credits. Pharmacokinetics students must successfully complete BPS 530 and BPS 670.
  • For specialization in pharmacoepidemiology and pharmacoeconomics: PHP 540, PHP 550, and PHP 580 or PHP 640; Six credits of STA 409, 411, or 412; Six credits of STA 502, PSY 533, STA 535, STA 536, STA 541, or STA 542; Thirty-six credits from either PHC 697, PHC 698 or PHC 699, or additional 500/600 level elective courses determined in consultation with the major professor; Elective credits in consultation with student’s major professor. Tutorials may be arranged in areas of special interest to the student, in consultation with student’s major professor.
  • For specialization in pharmacology and toxicology: BPS 587, BPS 546, BPS 530, BPS 535, BPS 641, BCH 581 and BPS 520; Six credits of BPS 501, BPS 422, BPS 521, BPS 525, BPS 545, BPS 644, BCH 582, or BCH 642; Three credits of BPS 503, BPS 533, BPS 555, BPS 551 and PHP 540.

Students transferring 30 credits from M.S. degree must complete a minimum of 12 course credits, excluding PHC 693/694, PHC 599 and special problems courses, selected in consultation with the major advisor.

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