Masters degrees in Pharmacology
A program that focuses on the scientific study of drug interactions on biological systems and organisms and the sources, chemical properties, biological effects, and therapeutic uses of drugs. This course load includes instruction in pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics, toxicology, drug therapeutics, drug action, bodily responses to drug events, biochemical proliferation and differentiation, apoptosis, cell biology, medicinal chemistry, and studies of specific drugs and drug interactions.
This particular degree can lead to any and all branches of pharmacology. Pharmacology has historically been an interdisciplinary field, positioned at the point of convergence of physiology, biochemistry, organic chemistry, behavioral science, and medicine. The pharmacology of this century will bring together an even wider range of disciplines, combining traditional aspects of pharmacology with novel approaches drawn from other disciplines, such as biophysics, biomedical engineering, and molecular genetics.
Doctor of Pharmacology
A Doctor of Pharmacy is a professional doctorate degree in pharmacy. In some countries, including the US, it is a first professional degree, and a prerequisite for licensing to exercise the profession of Pharmacist. The Doctor of Pharmacy is a professional degree, not a graduate degree. Admission into the Pharm.D. program requires some prior college level study, but not a Bachelors degree. However, while completion of other degree programs is not required for admission, it is not excluded.
Specifically, the graduate should be a self-directed learner that is able to appropriately, accurately, and efficiently:
- possess and apply pharmaceutical sciences knowledge
- perform pharmacist directed patient care
- practice in pharmacy and health care environments
- promote public health
- demonstrate professionalism, communication & interaction abilities
- problem solve and continue to learn
Master of Science in Pharmacy Administration
Students studying for the master’s in pharmacy administration may specialize in Pharmaceutical Marketing and Regulatory Affairs/Quality Assurance.
The pharmaceutical marketing specialization is designed for medical sales representatives and others interested in marketing pharmaceuticals. Areas of study include pharmaceutical sales and marketing, drug regulatory affairs and standards, administrative principles, and merchandising and management in the institutional setting. Students in this program may use electives to satisfy pre-M.B.A. requirements. Students wishing to use this option must advise the department at the time of their acceptance.
The Regulatory Affairs/Quality Assurance Program provides comprehensive knowledge for Regulatory Affairs (RA) and Quality Assurance (QA) professionals seeking employment or career advancement in pharmaceutical companies, hospitals, governmental agencies, health care organizations and academia.