M.S./Pharm.D. Dual Degree program

The general requirements of the Graduate School Catalog listed under Administration and Policies Governing Graduate Study are met. Courses can be selected from the list below or from related subjects, according to the needs of the student. To qualify for the degree, the student must earn at least 33 semester hours of graduate credit beyond the baccalaureate. The student must maintain a B (3.0) average grade throughout the graduate program.

Special Requirements

The following requirements are applicable to students enrolled in the Pharm.D./M.S. program:

  1. A maximum of four credit hours of seminar and a maximum of eight credit hours of thesis can be applied toward the M.S. degree.
  2. Not more than 12 credit hours of Pharm.D. courses can be applied toward the M.S. degree.
  3. A minimum of 12 credit hours must be earned in courses that are not listed as required courses for the Pharm.D. degree.
  4. A minimum of 33 credit hours is required for graduation.
  5. A typical plan of study consists of the following:
Dual Credit PharmD Courses12
Students select 12 credits from the following:
Principles of Biochemistry
Biochemistry
Health Systems and Patient Safety
Health Systems and Patient Safety
Chemical Basis Drug Action I
The Chemical Basis of Drug Action I
Chemical Basis Drug Action II
Chemical Basis of Drug Action II
Introduction to Research Methods and Biostatistics
Introduction to Research Methods and Biostatistics
Ethics in the Health Professions
Ethics in the Health Care Professions
Medical Pharmacology I
Pharmacology I
Medical Pharmacology II
Pharmacology II
Pharmacology of Immune Response
Immunopharmacology and Biotechnology
Electives12
Select 12 graduate elective credits. See suggestions on M.S. degree listing.
Seminar Course1
Select from:
Pharmaceutical Science Seminar
Pharmaceutical Sciences Discussion Series
Pharmaceutical Sciences Presentation Series
Thesis8
Master's Thesis
Total Credits33