Translational Pharmaceutical Science, MS

Degree: Master of Science (BS)
Field of Study: Translational Pharmaceutical Science


Program Overview

This program will prepare students for careers in the pharmaceutical industry. Our full-time students can complete the 30-credit hour master’s degree in two years or less and have the opportunity to tailor their training to their specific career aspirations. The core courses provide foundational knowledge about the translation of pharmaceuticals from “bench to bedside” including pharmaceutical science principles, drug development and discovery, clinical trials, and professional skills. Additionally, students select an experiential learning opportunity that can be an industry internship or laboratory research. To ensure our students receive extensive interdisciplinary training mimicking the pharmaceutical industry, students select from a variety of electives offered in the areas of biomedical research, business management, intellectual property, patent law, bioengineering, biostatistics and bioinformatics. To round out our program, students participate in scientific seminars, research ethics workshops, and career development activities. In lieu of a thesis, students develop a final presentation related to their experiential learning opportunity. 

Though many students may choose to pursue diverse elective training opportunities, this program offers students the opportunity to specialize in a particular discipline through track selection. The three tracks offered in this program are Pharmaceutical Science Research, Pharmaceutical Business and Law, and Biostatistics and Bioinformatics. Students that opt to join a track will focus their electives and/or experiential learning opportunity in that discipline. Please keep in mind that track selection is not required for this program.

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