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Graduate Committee
Dr. Paul Trippier (Chair and Graduate Program Director), Dr. Corey Hopkins, Dr. Ram Mahato, Dr. Luis Marky, and Dr. DJ Murry

There are two options for a masters degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences.  First,  the Pharmaceutical Sciences Master of Science program provides students with a course of study involving formal coursework and research.  Second, the Pharmacy Health Services and Evaluation and Research track trains students in health services research and evaluation.  These thesis-track programs generally take two years to complete, during which MS students are actively involved in weekly seminars and journal clubs.

MS Curriculum

Students complete a series of core courses and a thesis research project, as well as at least 1 to 2 electives (which may include graduate courses offered at the University of Nebraska Omaha and/or Lincoln campuses) with the approval of their Advisory Committee.

General Requirements

  •  Completion of coursework
  •  Completion of the comprehensive examination
  •  Completion of a research project consistent with a master's level achievement
  •  Completion and successful defense of a master's thesis

Coursework

Required Courses
IPBS 801FUNDAMENTALS OF BIOMOLECULES (required only if the student has not taken undergraduate/graduate biochemistry or failed to achieve a grade of B or higher in that course)3
PHSC 845QUANTITATIVE PHARMACUETICAL ANALYSIS3
PHSC 885PHYSICAL PHARMACY3
PHSC 910PHARMACOKINETICS AND BIOPHARMACEUTICS3
PHSC 960CURRENT TOPICS IN THE PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES (each Fall and Spring)1
PHSC 970SEMINAR (each Fall and Spring)1
PHSC 899MASTERS THESIS1-9
Electives (minimum of 1 course)
Students will work with their Advisory Committee to determine the appropriate elective courses

Coursework for Pharmacy Health Services and Evaluation and Research Track

Required Courses
PHSC 800PHARMACY HEALTH SERVICES EVALUATION & RESEARCH METHODS I2
PHSC 801PHARMACY HEALTH SERVICES EVALUATION & RESEARCH METHODS II2
PHSC 802ESSENTIALS OF DRUG DISCOVERY AND DEVELOPMENT 3
BIOS 806BIOSTATISTICS3
BIOS 808BIOSTATISTICS II3
EPI 820EPIDEMIOLOGY IN PUBLIC HEALTH3
PHSC 899MASTERS THESIS1-9
PHSC 910PHARMACOKINETICS AND BIOPHARMACEUTICS3
PHSC 970SEMINAR1
Electives (minimum of 2 courses) with at least one in the area of statistics/study design
Students will work with their Advisory Committee to determine the appropriate elective courses