Pharmaceutics, MS, PhD - Curriculum & Duration

For graduate programs in Pharmaceutics, completion of certain courses will prove to be critical to your success. They are listed as Prerequisites/Co-Requisites because each student should complete these courses before/while in the graduate program in the MS (thesis), MS (non-thesis), or PhD program in Pharmaceutics. Turn to the Program Director if you have any questions about them.

Prerequisites/Co-Requisites for Graduate Programs in Pharmaceutics

Course Number Course Name Credits
MA101
MA102
MA201
Mathematical Analysis I-III or equivalent to Pre-Calculus
Calculus I
Calculus II
10 credits
PH316
PH317
PH318
Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics I
Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics II
Pharmaceutics Lab
8 credits
ST310 Introduction to Biostatistics or equivalent 3 credits
CH321 Physical Chemistry I or equivalent 4 credits
MA320 Differential Equations or equivalent 3 credits
CH361
CH363
or
BS763
BS767
Analytical Chemistry/Lab
Cell Biology Methods/Lab
or equivalent
4-5 credits
PH398 Research Methods in Pharmaceutics
or equivalent
2 credits

Pharmaceutics, MS (thesis)

Required:

Course Number Course Name Credits
PH750 Advanced Pharmaceutics 4 credits
PH890 Pharmaceutics Seminar 1 credit
PH897 Research in Pharmaceutics 2 credits
PH799 Master's Research 10 credits

At least one program course from the list below is required:

Course Number Course Name Credits
CH721 Chemical Kinetics 3 credits
PH755 Application of Regulatory Sciences in Pharmaceutical Development 2 credits
PH803 Equilibrium Phenomena 3 credits
PH811 Drug Diffusion and Controlled Delivery 2 credits
PH813 Design of Experiments 2 credits
PH875 Drug Dynamics 3 credits
PH880 Pharmaceutical Polymers 3 credits

This degree is awarded upon the completion of:

  1. at least 20 non-research credits in courses acceptable for the degree
  2. at least 10 research credit hours
  3. an approved written thesis and the successful oral defense of that thesis

Only 6 credits at the 300–400 level can be applied towards the degree. Note that this limit regarding the use of 300 or 400 level courses requires the pursuit of 700 or 800 level courses. The remainder of the 20 credit hours of 700 or 800 level courses in Pharmaceutics or from subject areas outside of Pharmaceutics can be chosen by the student upon approval by the Faculty Advisor or by the Thesis Supervisory Committee if the composition of that committee has been decided.

Acceptable subject areas outside of Pharmaceutics include Biology, Cancer Biology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Mathematics, Pharmacology and Toxicology, and Statistics. Registration and participation in Pharmaceutics Seminar (PH 890) is required each Fall and Spring semester, but only one credit hour may be applied toward the 20 course credit hour requirement. The student registers for 1 credit hour of PH 890 when presenting a seminar that semester, and for 0 credit hours when not presenting.

Pharmaceutics, MS (non-thesis)

Required:

Course Number Course Name Credits
PH750 Advanced Pharmaceutics 4 credits
PH890 Pharmaceutics Seminar 1 credit

At least two program courses from the list below required:

Course Number Course Name Credits
CH721 Chemical Kinetics 3 credits
PH755 Application of Regulatory Sciences in Pharmaceutical Development 2 credits
PH803 Equilibrium Phenomena 3 credits
PH811 Drug Diffusion and Controlled Delivery 2 credits
PH813 Design of Experiments 2 credits
PH875 Drug Dynamics 3 credits
PH880 Pharmaceutical Polymers 3 credits

This degree is awarded upon the completion of at least 30 credit hours of courses acceptable for the degree.

These credit hours are from courses from the Required and Program courses listed under the Curriculum with the remainder of the credit hours from courses approved by the Faculty Advisor/Program Director. A minimum 6 credits at the 800 level, a maximum of 6 credits at the 300 or 400 level, and the remainder at the 700 or 800 level are required.

Acceptable subject areas outside of Pharmaceutics include Biology, Cancer Biology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Mathematics, Pharmacology and Toxicology, and Statistics. Registration and participation in Pharmaceutics Seminar (PH 890) is required each Fall and Spring semester, but only one credit hour may be applied toward the 20 course credit hour requirement. The student registers for 1 credit hour of PH 890 when presenting a seminar that semester, and for 0 credit hours when not presenting.

Pharmaceutics, PhD

Required:

Course Number Course Name Credits
PH750 Advanced Pharmaceutics 4 credits
PH890 Pharmaceutics Seminar 1 credit
PH897 Research in Pharmaceutics 2 credits
PH899 Doctoral Research 20 credits

At least one program course from the list below is required:

Course Number Course Name Credits
CH721 Chemical Kinetics 3 credits
PH755 Application of Regulatory Sciences in Pharmaceutical Development 2 credits
PH803 Equilibrium Phenomena 3 credits
PH811 Drug Diffusion and Controlled Delivery 2 credits
PH813 Design of Experiments 2 credits
PH875 Drug Dynamics 3 credits
PH880 Pharmaceutical Polymers 3 credits

The requirements for this degree are

  1. at least 20 credit hours of acceptable non-research graduate level courses
  2. at least 20 research credit hours
  3. an approved written dissertation and the successful oral defense of that dissertation

The courses are from the Required and Program courses listed under the Curriculum and from courses selected by the Faculty Advisor or by the Dissertation Supervisory Committee if the composition of that committee has been decided.  A minimum 6 credits of 800 level courses and the remainder at the 700 or 800 level are required.  Registration and participation in Pharmaceutics Seminar (PH 890) is required each Fall and Spring semester, but only one credit hour may be applied toward the 20 course credit hour requirement. The student registers for 1 credit hour of PH 890 when presenting a seminar that semester, and for 0 credit hours when not presenting.

Contact:

Steven H. Neau, PhD 

Address:

Office Location: PharmTox Building, Room 243
University of the Sciences
600 South 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495

Phone:

215-596-8825

Email:

s.neau@usciences.edu