Master of Science in Pharmaceutics

Location: Boston, Worcester
Start Term: Fall

 As a pharmaceutical scientist, you play an important role in discovering and developing new medications that impact lives. In this program, you’ll build on your previous bachelor’s degree in pharmacy, chemistry or biology to explore dosage forms and the release of a drug from the dosage form, and pharmacokinetics, the study of the process by which a drug is absorbed, distributed, metabolized and eliminated by the body.

During this graduate program, you’ll have the opportunity to work alongside professional experts in modern laboratories to gain a firm understanding of the materials and technologies associated with pharmaceutical product development, manufacture, and evaluation. You’ll graduate ready to participate in research to formulate new medications or continue your education with a PhD in Pharmaceutics.

For admission to the program, an applicant must have:

  • Baccalaureate degree in Pharmacy, Chemistry, or Biology preferred
  • Minimum overall 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Scores in the 70th percentile or above in each section of the GRE (Graduate Record Examination/General Test)

Year I-Fall

COURSE
TITLE
SEMESTER HOURS

PSB 710

Principles of Pharmaceutical Sciences

3

PSB 808

Physical Pharmacy

3

PSB 835

Pharmacokinetics

3

TOTAL

 

9


Year I-Spring

COURSE
TITLE
SEMESTER HOURS

PSB 818

Laboratory Rotations

1

PSB 819

Graduate Seminar

1

PSB 875

Pharmaceutical Dosage Forms Design (w/ lab)

3

PSB 880

Research

1

TOTAL

 

6



Year II-Fall

COURSE
TITLE
SEMESTER HOURS

MAT 763

Advanced Statistics

3

PSB 825

Controlled Drug Delivery

3

PSB 880

Research

1

TOTAL

 

7



 

Year II-Spring


COURSE
TITLE
SEMESTER HOURS

PSB 819

Graduate Seminar

1

PSB 826

Targeted Drug Delivery

3

PSB 840

Advanced Biopharmaceutics

3

PSB 880

Research

1

TOTAL

 

8

Total credits to complete degree requirements: 30 s.h.


Elective Courses for MS & PhD Programs

COURSE
TITLE
SEMESTER HOURS
PSB 807 Unit Operations (w/ lab) 3
PSB 815 Drug Metabolism 3
PSB 822 Enzyme Kinetics 2
PSB 824 Colloidal & Interfacial Phenomena (w/ lab) 3
PSB 840 Advanced Biopharmaceutics 3
PSB 850 Pharmacogenomics 3
PSB 860 Chromatography 2
PSB 861 Chromatography Laboratory 1

*Electives in other appropriate subject areas may be taken with the approval on the major advisor. 

Suggested Minors: Analytical Chemistry, Business Administration, or Drug Regulatory Affairs