Medicinal Chemistry, MS

This Master of Science program integrates aspects of contemporary medicinal chemistry and pharmacology, emphasizing topics most relevant to therapeutics design, discovery, and action. The core curriculum is an interdisciplinary combination of synthetic organic chemistry, bioorganic chemistry, analytical chemistry, and pharmaceutical sciences courses. In-depth electives are available in these areas. The program offers students the opportunity to develop knowledge of medicinal chemistry that can be applied to a practice-oriented career in the pharmaceutical industry.

Undergraduate prerequisites are general chemistry, organic chemistry, biochemistry, or cell/molecular biology.

Complete all courses and requirements listed below unless otherwise indicated.

Requirements

Core Courses
PHSC 5100Concepts in Pharmaceutical Science2
PHSC 6210Drug Design, Evaluation, and Development2
BIOL 6381Ethics in Biological Research2
or PHSC 6212 Research Skills and Ethics
Chemistry
CHEM 5612Principles of Mass Spectrometry3
CHEM 5626Organic Synthesis 13
CHEM 5628Principles of Spectroscopy of Organic Compounds3
CHEM 5672Organic Synthesis 23
CHEM 5676Bioorganic Chemistry3
PHSC 6222The Chemistry and Biology of Drugs of Abuse2
PHSC 6224Behavioral Pharmacology and Drug Discovery2
PHSC 6226Imaging in Medicine and Drug Discovery2
Electives
Complete 6–7 semester hours from the following subject areas:6-7
BIOL, BIOT, CHEM, NNMD, PHSC, PMCL, PMST

Program Credit/GPA Requirements

33 total semester hours required
Minimum 3.000 GPA required