The School of Pharmacy offers three PharmD/MS dual degrees programs. Admission to each program is limited to a maximum of two PharmD students per year.
Successful applicants will hold an undergraduate degree and have prior relevant work experience. Under the dual degree agreement, 12 credits of MS coursework are accepted as PharmD electives.
MS in Palliative Care:
The Master of Science in Palliative Care degree and Graduate Certificates have been designed to meet the educational needs of individuals who are currently working or who wish to work in hospice and palliative care and want to gain a deeper understanding of the physical, psychological, spiritual and social needs of patients and families affected by advanced illness, or those wishing to do so.
The 30-credit interprofessional Master of Science in Palliative Care is completely online and can be completed in five semesters or at your own pace. More information about the MS in Palliative Care program is available here.
MS in Pharmacometrics:
The online MS in Pharmacometrics program prepares professionals to plan, perform, and interpret pharmacometric analyses with the goal of influencing key drug development, regulatory, and therapeutic decisions. Graduates of the MS in Pharmacometrics program will be highly sought after by pharmaceutical companies, regulatory agencies, and other research organizations. Given the tremendous growth potential of the field of pharmacometrics, graduates of this program will also see accelerated professional growth. The program equips scientists to interact with interdisciplinary teams more effectively and provides them with the toolkit needed to perform independent research.
The MS in Pharmacometrics is 30 credits, including seven credits of research projects. This research may be integrated into a PharmD APEX special research project rotation. More information about the MS in Pharmacometrics program is available here.
MS in Regulatory Science:
The online MS in Regulatory Science program prepares professionals with the knowledge and skills necessary to contribute to drug and biologics regulation and pharmaceutical product lifecycles. The program primarily focuses on drugs and biologics, although aspects of diagnostics, devices, and nutritional products are also addressed. The strength of the program is its science-driven understanding of drug and biologic product development and regulation. The program covers regulatory affairs in a global manner, including the application of regulatory principles worldwide.
The MS in Regulatory Science is 30 credits (five, 6-credit courses). More information about the MS in Regulatory Science program is available here.