Program Outline | MS in Pharmaceutical Sciences
The MS in Pharmaceutical Sciences makes the most of your time at Pacific University School of Pharmacy by balancing the efficient delivery of didactic coursework with a heavy hands-on experiential research component in the lab.
First Year Courses: August-July (credits)
- Fall PHRM500: Pharmacy Foundations (10)
- Fall PHRM523: Pharmacokinetics (3)
- Fall PHRM524: Pharmaceutics & Biopharmaceutics (5.5)
- Fall PHRM532: Personal & Professional Development I (2)
- Fall PHRM801: Research Elective (1)
- Fall PHRM803: Scientific Communication I (1)
- Spring PHRM801: Research Elective (7)
- Spring PHRM802: Advanced Topics (1)
- Spring PHRM804: Scientific Communication II (1)
- Summer PHRM759: Independent Study (6)
Second Year Courses: August-May (credits)
- Fall PHRM800: Research Seminar (1)
- Fall PHRM801: Research Elective (7)
- Fall PHRM805: Thesis (2)
- Spring PHRM800: Research Seminar (1)
- Spring PHRM801: Research Elective (6)
- Spring PHRM805: Thesis (2)
A downloadable version of our curriculum can also be accessed here.
- Drug Discovery
- Drug Metabolism
- Infectious Diseases
- Medicinal Chemistry
- Natural Products
One-Year Curriculum for Students with Advanced Clinical- or Science-Based Degrees
The School of Pharmacy offers an accelerated one-year degree program for those students who have already earned post-graduate degrees with significant curricular overlap with our MS program (e.g. PharmD or equivalent). This option is handled on a case-by-case basis through a comprehensive review of student transcripts to determine an appropriate transfer of credits. Please contact the program director for additional information.
PharmD/MS Joint Degree Program Option
In addition to the standalone MS program, the PharmD/MS joint degree program was designed for students interested in pairing the research-focused MS in Pharmaceutical Sciences degree with a clinical doctorate. The MS degree integrates with your predetermined PharmD coursework and is aimed at training researcher-clinicians for the ever-evolving role of pharmacists within the healthcare workforce.