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2016-2017 Graduate Studies Bulletin (Archived Copy) 
    
 
  Feb 03, 2023
 
2016-2017 Graduate Studies Bulletin (Archived Copy) [Archived Catalog]

Pharmaceutical Sciences, M.S.


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Learning Outcomes

  • Students will demonstrate proficiency in understanding principles of medicinal chemistry, pharmacology, and pharmaceutics. Students will also demonstrate knowledge in techniques of biochemistry, molecular biology, and physiology as applied to pharmaceutical research.
  • Students will be able to identify pertinent research problems, and formulate a research plan.
  • Students will be able to critically analyze relevant literature, and to communicate scientific findings with oral presentations.
  • Students will be able to generate and analyze original research results.

Degree Requirements (30-36 Hours)

All students must be admitted to candidacy to pursue the M.S. degree in the Department of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences. Admission to candidacy for the M.S. degree is a two-part process

Part one is satisfied by successful completion of 6 hours of core courses:


    Part two is satisfied in the second or third semester of the student’s program of study:


    Requirements for part two include selection of a research advisor and graduate committee, submission of an initial research proposal, and submission of a master’s program of study. A comprehensive written examination must also be taken after completion of all course requirements. Finally, a seminar based on the student’s thesis must be presented, followed by an oral defense of the thesis.

    In addition to the general requirements listed above, candidates for the M.S. degree are also required to complete two departmental seminar courses:


    Additional information:


    A maximum of two hours credit can be earned for PHAR 712 . All students are required to submit a thesis based upon original research that meets all requirements of The Graduate School and a manuscript(s) for publication prior to award of the degree. No more than 6 hours of credit for PHAR 799  will be allowed for thesis research and writing. Further degree requirements for each specialty area are listed below.

    M.S., Medicinal Chemistry, (biomedicinal) option (31 Hours)


    Prerequisite Courses:


    Note:


    * If a student qualifies in biochemistry, CHEM 550  may be replaced by a didactic elective approved by his or her graduate committee.

    M.S., Medicinal Chemistry, (synthetic) option (31 Hours)


    Prerequisite Courses:


    Note:


    * If a student qualifies in biochemistry, CHEM 550  may be replaced by a didactic elective approved by his or her graduate committee.

    M.S., Pharmaceutics option (30 Hours)


    Prerequisite Courses:


    See Undergraduate Bulletin for course description.

    • BIOL 243 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I
    • BIOL 244 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II
    • STAT 201 - Elementary Statistics

    M.S., Pharmacology option (30-36 Hours)


    Prerequisite Courses:


    • BIOL 460 - General Physiology (See Undergraduate Bulletin for course description.)

    M.S., Pharmacy Administration option (35 Hours)


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