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Pharmaceutical Sciences

Professional Science Master's in Pharmaceutical Sciences

Applications have been suspended for this program.


Admissions and Degree Requirements

Applicants to the UMass Lowell Professional Science Master's (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 Master's 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 biology or anatomy and physiology.

Curriculum Plan

Pharmaceutical Science Core Courses

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
PHRM.6100Principles of Pharmaceutical Sciences3 credits
PHRM.6120Principles of Pharmaceutical Sciences Lab1 credit
CHEM.5500Biochemistry 13 credits
CHEM.5620 or
CHEM.6310
Biopharmaceutical Development OR Principles of Medicinal Chemistry I3 credits
PHRM.6600Pharmacokinetics and Drug Metabolism3 credits
PHRM.6400Pharmaceutical Analysis3 credits
PHRM.6420Pharmaceutical Analysis Lab1 credit
PHRM.6410Drug Delivery3 credits
XXXX.XXXXPharmaceutical Science Elective3 credits
Total:23 credits

PLUS Courses

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
PSMA.5550Leadership for Scientists3 credits
PSMA.5450Professional and Scientific Communication3 credits
XXXX.XXXXPLUS Elective3 credits
Total9 credits

Pharmaceutical Sciences elective options include (but not limited to): BIOL.5760, BIOL.5820, BIOL.5930, CHEM.5140, CHEN.5260, CHEN.5450, CHEN.5480, MLSC.5600

PLUS elective options include (but not limited to): MKTG.5010, MGMT.5010, ENTR.6500, ENTR.6450, MKTG.6300, PSMA.5350, PSMA.5650, MGMT.5750, FINA.6400, MECH.5760, MLSC.7700

Professional Internship Requirement

PSMA.5000 Professional Development (0 credit), PSMA.5100 Internship (0 credit), & PSMA.5010 Reflective Seminar (1 credit) are required for students to complete the Professional Internship requirement of the PSM. A Professional Internship 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.