Non-Thesis) in Pharmaceutical Sciences (Pharmacology Option)

Pharmaceutical Sciences Non-Thesis Masters Degree Program – Pharmacology Option

A. Program Administration

Admission to the program will be accompanied by assignment to a specific Pharmacology faculty member, who will serve as the research mentor for the student.  Thus, admission to the program will be offered only upon approval of that faculty member.  Upon acceptance of admission, the student will work with the faculty member to formulate an advisory committee.  This advisory committee will consist of no fewer than three members and a majority of members must come from the Department of Drug Discovery and Development.  This committee will assist the faculty mentor in the selection of coursework and in oversight of the student’s research activity.  In particular, the committee will assist the faculty member in evaluating the student’s performance in the non-thesis research course (DRDD 7980).

B. Program Curriculum

1.  Curricular Overview

The required courses of this curriculum are aligned with the three core competencies of the graduate program: Scientific Communications, Data Analyses and Interpretation, and Experimental Design.  The Scientific Communications requirement (3 credits) is to be fulfilled by DRDD 7950 (1 credit per semester).  The Data Analyses and Interpretation requirement  (3 credits) is to be fulfilled by DRDD 7030 (3 credits).  The Experimental Design requirement (3 credits) is to be fulfilled by DRDD 7980 (1-3 credits per semester).

Additional required courses for this option are listed below.  DRDD 7950 (1 credit per semester) is required for each Fall and Spring semester enrolled in the program.  Six credits of DRDD 7980 (1-3 credits per semester) are required for graduation; furthermore, DRDD 7980 is required for each semester enrolled in the program.

DRDD 7330Pharmacology Research Methods3
DRDD 7340ORGAN SYSTEMS PHARMACOLOGY I3
DRDD 7350ORGAN SYSTEMS PHARMACOLOGY II3
DRDD 7360CELLULAR & MOLECULAR PHARMACOLOGY & TOXICOLOGY I3
DRDD 7370CELLULAR & MOLECULAR PHARMACOLOGY & TOXICOLOGY II3
DRDD 7950Seminar 13
DRDD 7980Non-Thesis Research 26
Restricted Electives 33
Restricted Advisor Approved Electives 43
Total Hours30