Pharmaceutics Curriculum

The MS degree requires at least 30 semester hours, which may include 6 semester hours of research. The degree usually requires a thesis.

The PhD candidate is required to have completed the courses outlined below. The PhD degree is primarily a research degree conferred upon students who have demonstrated proficiency in their chosen field of research. PhD students take a comprehensive examination between the beginning and end of their third year of graduate study. The dissertation is defended in a final oral examination.

The Core Curriculum that students must complete is based upon the focus area selected. At the time of selection of an advisor, the student should also designate the focus area for their graduate program: Physical & Applied Pharmaceutics, Drug Disposition & Dynamics, or Drug Delivery & Tissue Engineering. The core curriculum for each of the focus areas is outlined below. Requests for deviation from the core requirements or acceptance of course work at another institution in lieu of a core course must be approved by the student’s major advisor.

Physical & Applied Pharmaceutics

 

Required Courses

 

CHEM:4431, CHEM:4432

Physical Chemistry I & II (004:131-132)

6 sh

MATH:3600

Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations (22M:100)

3 sh

PHAR:5700

Quantitative Research Methods in Pharmacy (046:157)

4 sh

PHAR:6701

Stability of Pharmaceuticals (046:206)

3 sh

PHAR:6702

Polymers in Pharmaceuticals (046:207)

3 sh

PHAR:6706

Equilibria (046:235)

3 sh

PHAR:7701

Surface Phenomenon (046:236)

3 sh

PHAR:7702

Transport Phenomenon (046:237)

3 sh

PHAR:6703

Product Development (046:225)

2 sh

PHAR:6700

Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics (046:148)

3 sh

PHAR:6704

Drug Delivery: Principles and Applications (046:232)

3 sh

PHAR:6710

Pharmacy Seminar (046:231)

4 sh

 

Research and additional electives

32 sh

 

Total

72 sh

Prerequisites (may be taken subsequent to enrollment in graduate program) 
Entering graduate students are expected to have undergraduate training and course work equivalent to a Bachelor of Arts degree in a science discipline. Undergraduate course work should include one year of general chemistry, one year of organic chemistry, two semesters of calculus and at least one semester of physics. Advanced science electives in pharmacology, physiology, microbiology, biochemistry, and computer science are desirable but not required.

 

Suggested Electives

PHAR:7700

Advanced Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics (046:229)

3 sh

STAT:3120

Probability and Statistics (22S:120)

4 sh

STAT:3200

Regression Analysis (22S:152)

3 sh

STAT:3210

Experimental Design and Analysis (22S:158)

3 sh

BIOC:5241

Biophysical Chemistry I (099:241)

3 sh

CHEM:4372

Advanced Organic Chemistry (004:172)

3 sh

CHEM:5108

Spectroscopy (004:208)

3 sh

CHEM:5109

Separations (004:209)

3 sh

CHEM:5114

Chemical Systems Modeling

2 sh

CHEM:5328

Mechanisms of Organic Reactions

3 sh

 

Drug Delivery & Tissue Engineering

The student must select a minimum of six courses from the following:

 

Required courses

PHAR:6700

Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics (046:148)

3 sh

PHAR:6701

Stability of Pharmaceuticals (046:206)

3 sh

PHAR:6702

Polymers in Pharmaceutics (046:207)

3 sh

PHAR:6704

Drug Delivery: Principles and Applications (046:232)

3 sh

PHAR:6706

Equilibria Processes (046:235)

3 sh

PHAR:7701

Surface Phenomena (046:236)

3 sh

PHAR:7702

Transport Phenomena (046:237)

3 sh

 

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

PHAR:6710

Pharmacy Seminar (046:231)

4 sh

 

*Electives and Research

50 sh

 

Total

72 sh

* 25 of these 50 credits must be comprised of didactic courses beyond the pre-requisite courses listed below.

Pre-requisites (may be taken subsequent to enrollment in the graduate program)

Coursework equivalent to: 

  • CHEM1110 and 1120 - Principles of Chemistry I & II  (004:011, 012)
  • CHEM:2210 and 2220 - Organic Chemistry I& II (004:121, 122)
  • CHEM:4431 - Physical Chemistry I (004:131)
  • MATH:3600 - Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations (022M:100)
  • PHYS:1511 and 1512 - College Physics (029:011,012)
  • PHAR:5700 - Quantitative Research Methods in Pharmacy (046:157)
  • BIOC:3120 and 3130 - Biochemistry and Molecular Biology I & II (099:120, 130)
  • HHP:3500 - Human Physiology (027:130)
  • PCOL:4130 - Drug Mechanisms and Actions

 

Suggested Electives

BIOL:5218

Electron Microscopy Techniques (002:218)

 

CBE:4156

Scanning Electron Microscopy and X-Ray Microanalysis (052:156)

 

CHEM:5114

Chemical Systems Modeling (004:214)

2 sh

CHEM:4432

Physical Chemistry II (004:132)

3 sh

STAT:3200

Regression Analysis (22S:152)

3 sh

STAT:3210

Experimental Design and Analysis (022:158)

3 sh

PHAR:7700

Advanced Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics (046:229)

3 sh

PHAR:5537

Enzymatic Basis of Drug Metabolism (046:137)

3 sh

PCOL:6209

Receptors and Signal Transduction (072:209)

3 sh

MPB:6209

Responsible Conduct of Research (072:270)

1 sh

BIOC:5241

Biophysical Chemistry I (099:241)

3 sh

BIOC:5242

Biophysical Chemistry II (099:242)

3 sh

BISC:5201

Principles in Molecular and Cellular Biology (156:201)

4 sh

BIOS:5110

Introduction to Biostatistics (171:161)

3 sh

BIOS:5120

Design and Analysis of Biomedical Studies (171:162)

3 sh

Drug Disposition & Dynamics

 

Required Courses

PHAR:5700

Quantitative Research Methods in Pharmacy (046:157)

4 sh

PHAR:6700

Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics (046:148)

3 sh

BIOS:5110

Pharmastatistics (046:172)/Biostatistics (171:161)

2 sh

PHAR:6704

Drug Delivery: Principles and Applications (046:232)

3 sh

PHAR:7700

Advanced Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics (046:229)

3 sh

MPB:5153

Graduate Physiology (072:153)

4 sh

STAT:3100

Introduction to Mathematical Statistics (22S:130)

3 sh

PHAR:6710

Pharmacy Seminar (046:231)

3 sh

GRAD:7270

Responsible Conduct in Research (650:270)

1 sh

 

Research and additional didactic electives

42 sh

 

Total

72 sh

Prerequisites (may be taken subsequent to enrollment in graduate program) 
Entering graduate students are expected to have undergraduate training and course work equivalent to a Bachelor of Arts degree in a science discipline. Undergraduate course work should include one year of general chemistry, one year of organic chemistry, math through ordinary differential equations and at least one semester of physics. Advanced science electives in pharmacology, physiology, microbiology, biochemistry, and computer science are desirable but not required.

 

Suggested Electives

PHAR:6701

Stability of Pharmaceuticals (046:206)

3 sh

PHAR:6702

Polymers in Pharmaceutics (046:207)

3 sh

PHAR:6706

Equilibria (046:235)

3 sh

PHAR:7701

Surface Phenomenon (046:236)

3 sh

PHAR:7702

Transport Phenomenon (045:237)

3 sh

PHAR:5537

Enzymatic Basis of Drug Metabolism (046:137)

3 sh

PHAR:7101

Principles of Experimental Therapeutics  (046:379)

3 sh

PHAR:7100

Translational Research & Clinical Drug Development (046:378)

3 sh

PHAR:5135

Introduction Clinical Pharmacogenomics (046:269)

3 sh

PHAR:6130

Analytical Techniques in Therapeutics (046:245)

3 sh

STAT:4100

Mathematical Statistics I (22S:153)

3 sh

STAT:4101

Mathematical Statistics II (22S:154)

3 sh

STAT:4520

Bayesian Statistics (22S:138)

3 sh

STAT:7400

Computer Intensive Statistics (22S:248)

3 sh

MICR:5218

Microscopy for Biomedical Research (061:218)

3 sh

PCOL:5135

Principles of Pharmacology (071:135)

4 sh

PCOL:6209

Receptors and Signal Transduction (071:209)

3 sh

PCOL:6203

Pharmacology for Graduate Students (071:302)

6 sh

BIOC:3120

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology I (099:120)

3 sh

BIOC:3130

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology II (099:130)

3 sh