Curriculum

MS in Pharmaceutical Sciences

Four tracks are available in the MSPS curriculum so students can customize their degree. 

Core Curriculum

All students must complete courses in the core curriculum in addition to one set of track courses.

Courses  

Credit Hours

PHSC 508 – Drug Development and Pharmaceutical Regulations 

2

PHSC 512 – Fundamentals of Cellular Pharmacology            

4

PHSC 523 – Graduate Experimental Design & Biostatistics

4

PHSC 534/536 – M.S. Seminar I & II

2

PHSC 574 –Biopharmaceutics    

3

PHSC 610 – Research Proposal                                                                       

2

PHSC XXX - Research Project OR two Group 1 Electives

4-8

Total    

21-25

Track Curriculum

Bioprocessing & Biotechnology

Prerequisites: Microbiology, Molecular Biology

Courses   

Credit Hours

PHSC 526/526L – Protein Analysis & Bioassays/Lab     

4

PHSC 538/538L– Bioprocessing I: Upstream Technologies/Lab  

4

PHSC 539/539L– Bioprocessing II: Downstream Operations/Lab              

4

PHSC 5XX - Group 2 Elective(s)

3

Total    

19

Industrial Pharmacy 

Prerequisites: Analytical Instrumentation

Courses           

 Credit Hours

PHSC 514/515/515L – Industrial Pharmacy/Lab  

 4

PHSC 412L– Analytical Lab Survey 

 1

PHSC 540 – Advanced Physical Pharmacy

 3

PHSC 542 – Advanced Topics in Industrial Pharmacy                            

 3

PHSC 543L – Advanced Industrial Pharmacy Lab 

 1

PHSC 510 – Pharmacokinetics

 2

PHSC 565 - Advanced Experimental Design

2

PHSC 573 - Introduction to Multivariate Analysis Techniques (MVA)

1

 Total  

 17

Pharmaceutical Analysis

Prerequisites: Analytical Instrumentation

Courses 

Credit Hours

PHSC 514/515/515L – Industrial Pharmacy

4

PHSC 412L – Analytical Lab Survey    

1

PHSC 528/529L – Advanced Pharmaceutical Analysis-Separation/Lab  

4

PHSC 530/531L – Advanced Pharmaceutical Analysis-Spectroscopy/Lab    

4

PHSC 5XX - Group 2 Elective(s)

3

Total        

16

Pharmacology 

Courses   

Credit Hours

PHSC 526/526L – Protein Analysis & Bioassays/Lab  

4

PHSC 590/590L – Advanced Pharmacology & Toxicology/Lab                         

3

PHSC 592 – Advanced Cellular & Molecular Pharmacology

3

PHSC 510 – Pharmacokinetics  

2

PHSC 5XX - Group 2 Elective(s)

3

Total    

19

 

Electives

Group 1 Electives

Each student will complete either PHSC 620 (Research Project) OR any two of the following courses that are not already in their track curriculum (above):

 

Courses

Credit Hours

PHSC 514/515/515L – Industrial Pharmacy/Lab

4

PHSC 526/526L – Protein Analysis & Bioassays/Lab

4

PHSC 528/529L – Adv. Pharm Analysis-Separation/Lab

4

PHSC 530/531L – Adv. Pharm. Analysis- Spectroscopy/Lab

4

PHSC 538/538L– Bioprocessing I: Upstream Technologies/ Lab

4

PHSC 539/539L– Bioprocessing II: Downstream Operations/ Lab

4

PHSC 540 or 542 + 543L – Adv. Topics in Industrial Pharmacy or Adv. Physical Pharmacy with Adv. Industrial Pharmacy Lab

4

PHSC 590/590L – Adv Pharmacology and Toxicology Lab

3

Group 2 Electives 

All students, except those in the Industrial Pharmacy track, complete 3 credits of Group 2 electives.  Electives must be PHSC or PHAR courses 500 or above. Other PHAR courses that are not listed below may be used as electives with approval by course instructor and associate dean of academic affairs.  Group 1 electives can also be used to fulfill the elective requirement.

Courses     

 Credit Hours

Group 1 Electives

1-4

PHSC 504 – Advanced Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences

1-3

PHSC 510 – Pharmacokinetics

2

PHAR 522 – Practical Compounding Techniques  

1

PHAR 534 – Herbal Medicine   

1

PHAR 550 – Alternative Medicine 

3

PHSC 518/518L – General Toxicology/Lab   

3

PHSC 522 – Molecular Modeling    

2

PHSC 558 – Essentials of Toxicology  

2

PHSC 564 – Pharmacogenetics 

2

PHSC 565 – Advanced Experimental Design   

2

PHSC 577, 581, 583 – Pharmacology & Medicinal Chemistry II, III or IV

3 or 4

PHSC 582 – Botanical Medicine Seminar 

1

Federally supported financial aid requires a minimum of half-time enrollment (3.5 credit hours).