Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences (M.S.)

Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences (M.S.)

Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences (M.S.)

 

Program Coordinator/Advisor Contact Information

Subash Jonnalagadda

Science Hall 856.256.5452

mspharma@rowan.edu

Pharmaceutical Sciences is a highly interdisciplinary field that involves the integration of concepts from organic chemistry, biochemistry, physiology, pharmacology, and molecular biology for the design, and synthesis of drugs as well as for understanding the mechanism of drug action. Some of the primary goals of pharmaceutical sciences involve the discovery and development of novel drugs, efficient use of existing drugs, and lowering the cost of therapy employing cheaper protocols for manufacturing the drugs. The Master of Science (MS) in Pharmaceutical Sciences will provide the students with a solid foundation in basic chemistry and its applications in pharmaceutical sciences especially in the areas of research and development. Students will graduate with the necessary knowledge, skill sets, and training to effectively contribute to the development and characterization of new therapies for human disease and will prepare them for a career in in pharmaceutical or biomedical research.

Tracks

The program includes two tracks. Each has different course and graduation exit requirements which are outlined in the chart.

• Thesis Track: The thesis track is for students who desire to perform research as part of their graduate education. Thesis Track students enroll in 25 core s.h.(including 9 s.h. od research) and 6 restricted elective s.h.These students must enroll full-time. This track is a Fellows-Eligible program and the students are considered for a Graduate Fellowship award.

• Non-Thesis Track: Non-thesis Track students enroll in 16 core s.h. and 15 restricted elective s.h. These students may enroll either part-time or full-time.

Program Requirements

Required Courses

(s.h.: semester hours/credit hours)

Non-Thesis Track

CHEM 05530 Special Topics in Chemistry
CHEM 05550 Advanced Seminar 
CHEM 07560 Advanced Biochemistry Lecture  
CHEM 07564 Advanced Organic Synthesis
CHEM 07590 General Aspects of Pharmacology
CHEM 07592 Advanced Pharmaceutical Chemistry
 

Choose an additional 15 s.h. from the list of Restricted Electives below.

 

Thesis Track

CHEM 05550 Advanced Seminar
CHEM 07560 Advanced Biochemistry Lecture  or CHEM 07564 Advanced Organic Synthesis
CHEM 07592 Advanced Pharmaceutical Chemistry
CHEM 09592 Pharmaceutical Techniques I
CHEM 09593 Pharmaceutical Techniques II
CHEM 09594 Pharmaceutical Techniques III
CHEM 09596 MS Thesis Research I
CHEM 09597 MS Thesis Research II
CHEM 09598 MS Thesis Research III

 

Choose an additional 6 s.h. from the list of Restricted Electives below.

 

Restricted Elective Courses

CHEM 06400 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry Lecture
CHEM 06401 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry Lab
CHEM 05530 Special Topics in Chemistry
CHEM 07557 Chemical Biology
CHEM 07561 Advanced Biochemistry Lab
CHEM 07565 Organic Reactions and Mechanisms
CHEM 07568 Medicinal Chemistry
CHEM 07570 Organic Spectroscopy
CHEM 07572 Advanced Organometallic Chemistry
CHEM 07590 General Aspects of Pharmacology
CHEM 08505 Advanced Biophysical Chemistry
CHEM 08510 Advanced Survey of Molecular Modeling Methods
CHEM 09510 Instrumental Analysis
CHEM 09522 Advanced Bioanalytical Chemistry 
Foundation Courses
Applicants must have successfully completed the following courses at an accredited institution prior to enrolling: 2 semesters of General Chemistry, and 2 semesters of Organic Chemistry. Additionally, it is recommended that students have taken as part of their undergraduate coursework: Physical Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, and Biochemistry.
Graduation/Exit, Benchmark, and/or Thesis Requirements
If thesis track is chosen, students must successfully complete and defend a Master’s Thesis based on the original research performed under the guidance of their Graduate Research Advisor.
Minimum Required Grades and Cumulative GPA
The MS in Pharmaceutical Sciences is a Category 2 program.