Curriculum

Curriculum

MS in Pharmaceutical Sciences

Our 1.5-year program leading to the Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences requires a total of 32 credits, as follows:

Term 1: Fall 1 Term 2: Spring 1
Course Credits Course Credits
PHSC 601: Pharmaceutical Sciences 4 PHSC 602: Pharmaceutical Sciences II 4
PHRSC 610: Cellular and Molecular Basis of Human Diseases 4 PHSC 611: Biostatistics  3
PHSC 600: Department and Student Seminar Series 1 PHSC 600: Department and Student Seminar Series

1
PHSC 518: Analytical Methods and Instrumentation I 3 PHSC 519: Analytical Methods and Instrumentation II 4
       
Total credits, fall 12 Total credits, spring 12
   
Term 3: Fall 2  
Course Credits    

Choice of PHSC 598MS (Research Project or Industry internship/6 credits) OR PHSC 699 (6 credits/by petition only)

OR

6 credits of electives 

6
3-credit elective 500-level or above 3
   
Total credits, fall 9
   
Total credits 33

PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences

Our program for a PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences requires a total of 64 credits and a research dissertation. The following is how a typical program would proceed, though individuals may work with the graduate director as necessary on a case-by-case basis.

Term 1: Fall 1 Term 2: Spring 1
Course Credits Course Credits
PHSC 601: Pharmaceutical Sciences I 4 PHSC 602: Pharmaceutical Sciences II 4
PHSC 610: Cellular and Molecular Basis of Human Diseases 4 PHSC 611: Biostatistics  3
PHSC 600: Department and Student Seminar Series 1 PHSC 600: Department and Student Seminar Series

1
PHSC 698: Lab Rotation I and II 3 PHSC 698: Lab Rotation I and II 4
       
Total credits, fall 12 Total credits, spring 12
   
Term 3: Fall 2 Term 4: Spring 2
Course Credits Course Credits
Restricted elective 1 (e.g., PHSC 680a) 3 Restricted elective 3 (e.g., PHSC 680c) 3
Restricted elective 2 (e.g., PHSC 680b) 3 PHSC 613: Critical Thinking and Communication in Research and Drug Development 4
PHSC 600: Department and Student Seminar Series 1 PHSC 600: Department and Student Seminar Series

1
PHSC 699: Dissertation research 2 PHSC 699: Dissertation research 1
       
Total credits, fall 9 Total credits, spring 9
   
Term 5: Fall 3* Term 6: Spring 3*
Course Credits Course Credits
PHSC 699: Dissertation research 8 PHSC 699: Dissertation research 8
PHSC 600: Department and Student Seminar Series 1 PHSC 600: Department and Student Seminar Series 1
   
Total credits, fall 1 Total credits, spring 1
   
Term 7: Fall 4* PhD Candidate Status Term 8: Spring 4* PhD Candidate Status
Course Credits Course Credits
PHSC 699: Dissertation research 1 PHSC 699: Dissertation research 1
       
Total credits, fall 1 Total credits, spring 1
   
Term 9: Fall 5* PhD Candidate Status Term 10: Spring 5* PhD Candidate Status
Course Credits Course Credits
PHSC 699: Dissertation research 1 PHSC 699: Dissertation research 1
       
Total credits, fall 1 Total credits, spring 1
   
*With "Full-time working toward degree status  
Total credits 64