Pharmaceutical Sciences

Professional Science Masters in Pharmaceutical Sciences

Admissions and Degree Requirements

Applicants to the Professional Science Masters (PSM) program in Pharmaceutical Sciences must possess a BS degree or be in their last semester of a baccalaureate program. Up to 12 credits of appropriate graduate coursework with a grade of B or better can be transferred into the program if approved by the Graduate Coordinator of the Pharmaceutical Sciences programs.

The Professional Science Masters in Pharmaceutical Sciences program will consist of 36 credits of coursework to be completed either full-time or part-time. Full-time students should complete the program within two years and part-time students should complete the program within five years. The Program Coordinator and advisors in the program will advise PSM students about course selections.

Upon admission or through the successful completion of prerequisite courses, students will be expected to have successfully demonstrated undergraduate level knowledge in calculus, general and organic chemistry, biochemistry and physics.

Curriculum Plan

Pharmaceutical Science Core Courses (26 credits)
PHRM.6100 Principles of Pharmaceutical Sciences 4 credits
CHEM.5500 Biochemistry 1 3 credits
CHEM.5620 Pharmaceutical Biochemistry 3 credits
PHRM.6200 Pharmacokinetics 3 credits
CHEM.7XXX Principles of Medicinal Chemistry I 3 credits
MLSC.7070 Drug Metabolism 3 credits
PHRM.6400 Pharmaceutical Analysis 4 credits
PHRM.6410 Drug Delivery 3 credits
PLUS Courses (9 credits)
PSM 555 Leadership for Scientists 3 credits
PSM 545 Professional and Scientific Communication 3 credits
XX.XXX PLUS Elective 3 credits
PHSC.770 Professional Internship and Seminar (1 credit)
A Professional Internship is required for students in this program and must be a minimum of 350 hours and 3-6 months in length. The internship is designed to provide students with an opportunity to obtain real-world experience in business, government agencies, non-profit organizations or research laboratories. Internships or research project experiences will typically take place in pharmaceutical, biotechnological or medical device companies or institutions. Consideration will be given for students that have previous or current professional employment in the pharmaceutical sciences, however, in these cases, a new project experience will be required that adds to the student’s current set of skills.