MSPS in Industrial Pharmacy

In general, a baccalaureate in the sciences is required for admission, although applicants possessing other bachelor’s degrees will be considered if the latter represent adequate preparation. Certain options and graduate courses require undergraduate preparation as prerequisites, and this preparation should be completed as soon as possible upon admission. The total time required for completion of the graduate program leading to the Master of Science in pharmaceutical sciences degree will depend upon the preparation of the student entering the program. Normally two years of study and research are required.

The admission requirements of the College of Graduate Studies of the University apply. The basic requirement is a 2.7 (on a 4.0 scale) GPA on all undergraduate work leading to the bachelor’s degree. Applicants having less than a 2.7 GPA on all undergraduate work will be considered for admission if other criteria for estimation of potential success in graduate studies are positive.

Each student must submit three copies of transcripts, one of which must be official and show all post-secondary academic work and degrees granted, three letters of recommendation from college faculty members acquainted with the applicant’s character and ability. The Graduate Record Exam (GRE) is not required for admission, but is highly recommended for International students. 

International students are required to take an English language test, which will be given in their own country by the Educational Testing Service.

Normally, acceptance will be decided by April 1 for admission during the following fall semester. The priority deadline for completed applications is January 15th. Complete applications received by this deadline will be considered for admission. Applications received after the January 15th deadline may also be considered, if positions are available in a program. International students are encouraged to submit applications one month prior to the stated deadline to allow for delays in international correspondence.

A minimum of 24 credit hours of course work and a minimum of 6 credit hours of thesis work for a total of 30 required minimum credit hours for the degree.

Graduate Required Courses 1
PHCL 5760Toxicokinetics3
PHPR 5770Advanced Drug Delivery Systems – I3
PHPR 6950Seminar In Industrial Pharmacy1
PHPR 6960M.S. Thesis Research In Pharmacy1-6
PUBH 6000Quantitative and Qualitative Data Analysis in Public Health3
PHPR 6860Advanced Drug Delivery Lab2
PHPR 6960M.S. Thesis Research In Pharmacy1-6
MBC 5100Ethical Conduct Research1
CHEM 6300Advanced Analytical Chemistry4
PHPR 5720Pharmaceutical Rate Processes3
Electives (optional) 2
MBC 5620Biochemical Techniques2
PHPR 5710Selected Topics In Pharmaceutical Technology2-3
PHPR 5990Problems In Pharmacy Practice1-6
PHPR 6530Research Methods In Pharmacy Practice2
PHPR 5700Equilibrium Phenomenon2
PHPR 5780Advanced Drug Delivery Systems-22
CHEM 6310Separation Methods3
CHEM 6810Materials Science I4

Seminar course must be taken 2 times therefore 2 credit hours total to meet requirements. 6 thesis credit hours are the required minimum; more than 6 credit hours can be taken.


 Two credit hours of electives must be satisfied by taking courses within the PHPR Department.

Successful oral defense of the thesis before the thesis advisory committee (consisting of the thesis adviser and two other members) and presentation of the results of the thesis research in a seminar before the Division of Industrial Pharmacy.

Acceptance of thesis by the M.S. thesis advisor and the thesis advisory committee.

Applicants for the health outcomes and socioeconomic sciences and industrial pharmacy options who possess a B.S. in pharmacy, Pharm.D. or bachelor of science in pharmaceutical sciences degree from an ACPE-accredited institution will be given preference for admission into those options. International applicants must have earned pharmacy degrees from their home institutions.

  • PLO 1. Interpret and critically evaluate literature in the respective discipline and identify gaps in current knowledge.
  • PLO 2. Design, implement, and analyze the results of an independent research project in the respective discipline.
  • PLO 3. Effectively communicate and defend research findings orally and in writing.
  • PLO 4. Describe and comply with standards of ethical conduct of research.
  • PLO 5. Effectively work in a team of colleagues within the discipline.