Jun 04, 2023  
Academic Catalog 2022-2023 
Academic Catalog 2022-2023

Pharmaceutical Sciences, MS

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The pharmacist is an integral member of an interdisciplinary health care team focused on improving health care outcomes of patients. As the leading source for accurate and timely drug information, the pharmacist contributes to patient safety, alleviation of symptoms, prevention of disease, and reduced health care costs. Pharmacists can choose to work in a wide variety of professional settings. Although the majority of pharmacists work in community pharmacies, many other opportunities exist in health-systems, industry, nursing home, managed care, home infusion, and academic settings.

Program Length

The MS program is approximately 24 months divided over five or six terms (fall, spring, summer).

The combined PharmD/MS program is approximately 46 months divided into four years, with the additional year dedicated to a research-focused curriculum.

Program Learning Outcomes

Licensure Requirements 

Not applicable for MS. If in joint program, any PharmD licensing requirements are required.

School of Pharmacy Student Handbook


Degree Requirements

Students must meet all prerequisite course requirements that were in effect at the time of initial enrollment.   All requirements must be completed within four (4) years of matriculation for the MS only program and within six (6) years of matriculation of the PharmD for the PharmD/MS joint degree option.

Students must earn a minimum of 46 credits with a grade of “P” or C+. These credits must include, in addition to any required prerequisites, the following:

For CO2023 and prior:

  • PHRM 559 - Biochemistry 5 credit(s)
  • PHRM 562 - Phrm Sci: PD & PK Interface 2.5 credit(s)
  • PHRM 585 - Phrm Sci: Pharmacokinetics 2.5 credit(s)


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