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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

The Pharmaceutical Sciences Master of Science program provides students with a course of study involving formal coursework and research. This Thesis-Track program takes generally takes 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 elective (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