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2017-2018 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog 
  Jun 19, 2024
2017-2018 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Pharmaceutical Sciences - Clinical Pharmaceutical Scientist Track, MS

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Clinical Pharmaceutical Scientist

The clinical pharmaceutical scientist is a specialty track in which students with expertise in pharmacotherapeutics investigate both the clinical and mechanistic elements of drug therapy issues.

  • You will learn experimental design, experimental methods, data analysis, and data interpretation of human-based research projects.
  • You will study how research discoveries are translated into practices that promote health and prevent disease.
  • You will learn the process required to implement new therapies as standards of care through human-based research projects.

MS Core Curriculum


Students must complete a total of 30 credit hours to fulfill the requirements for the MS. Required courses for all MS students are listed below. Students who have had prior course work or extensive experience in a given area may be exempted from the required course at the discretion of the faculty. The remaining credit requirements are completed through elective courses and thesis research. The specific plan of study is developed by the student and their faculty advisor and committee. Courses should be selected to assure an adequate breadth of knowledge as well as depth in the student’s focus area.

MS Comprehensive Exam and Thesis

The thesis for the MS must represent an original research project or a comprehensive and detailed survey of some topic of current interest in the pharmaceutical sciences. It must be defended in an oral examination.

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