Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Science


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Course Overview

The different types of pharmaceutical science graduate degrees are master’s degree in pharmacology, master’s degree in pharmaceutics and drug delivery systems and master’s degree in toxicology. A student should expect the program to take two years to complete and combine research and lab requirements. Pharmaceutical scientists explore the development of drugs and research the effects, both positive and negative, to determine performance and effectiveness. Download Course Catalog.

Program Structure:

Course Code First Semester Courses Credit
PMY 501 Principles of Biochemistry 5
PMY 502 Human Physiology I 5
PMY 503 Principles of Pharmacology I 5
PMY 504 Writing Lab 5
PMY 505 Case Studies in the Pharmaceutical Sciences 5
PMY 506 Pharmaceutical Chemistry 5
Course Code Second Semester Courses Credit
PMY 511 Human Physiology II 5
PMY 512 Principles of Pharmacology II 5
PMY 513 Introduction to Research 5
PMY 514 Pharmaceutical Calculations 5
PMY 515 Physical Pharmacy 5
PMY 516 Introduction to Pharmacokinetics and Biopharmaceutics I 5
Course Code Third Semester Courses Credit
PMY 601 Pharmacogenomics and Molecular Approaches to Personalized Medicine 5
PMY 602 Pharmaceutical Analysis 5
PMY 603 Pharmaceutical Principles 5
PMY 604 Pharmaceutical Biotechnology: From Bench to Bedside 5
PMY 605 Pharmaceutical Biotechnology Virtual Laboratory 5
PMY 606 Important Advances in Pharmaceutical Sciences 5
Course Code Fourth Semester Courses Credit
PMY 611 Methods of Scientific Communication 5
PMY 612 Faculty Research Seminar 5
PMY 613 Undergraduate Research Participation in Pharmaceutical Sciences 5
PMY 615 Entrepreneurship 5
PMY 616 Master Thesis 10


Career Opportunities

Careers in drug delivery systems are grounded in drug evaluation and university research; graduates may also work in pharmaceutical laboratories. Some common job titles for graduates of master’s degree programs in pharmaceutics and drug delivery systems include the following:

  • Drug evaluation expert
  • Assistant professor
  • Research assistant


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