MS in Pharmacometrics and Personalized Pharmacotherapy is a new and unique graduate program focused on advanced training in pharmacometric principles of advanced pharmacokinetics (study of absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion of drugs) and pharmacodynamics (study of drug effects and toxicity in treatment of diseases).
Pharmacometricians play a critical role in drug discovery and development in research institutes, pharmaceutical industry, regulatory agencies and academia. Students will master the skills to optimize drug therapy, allowing for the provision of precision medicine and individualized therapies. Program courses will offer not only conceptual training but also practical course work including hands-on computational training integrating health and biomedical data as well as opportunities to partner in high level research, giving students real-world job experience while still completing coursework.
There is current strong demand for non-pharmacy graduates to work in the pharmaceutical industry, performing PK/PD population modeling and pharmacometric analysis of experimental data for contributions in the areas of drug development and approval.
There are also many opportunities for those with a pharmacy/PharmD degree to advance in pharmacy practice by applying pharmacometric skills in clinical research environments, including hospitals, clinics, clinical trials and drug therapy.
The program should take one to one-and-a-half years to complete and a minimum of 30 graduate credits are required. Students must complete the following required courses plus electives:
Applications open in July and are due February 15th. Decisions are emailed by May.
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Upload your unofficial GRE scores to your application and have them sent to UB electronically. UB's institution code is 2925 and our department code is 0613. UB SPPS does not have a minimum GRE requirement. However, competitive applicants typically present a score of at least 300. To compute the GRE, we sum the scores for Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning. Note: we will proceed with your application with your unofficial uploaded scores.
International applicants - see next step regarding TOEFL or IELTS scores.
International students apply online using the same method as other students, but must supply additional information.
*Requested documents must be uploaded as instructed and submitted electronically. Please do not send any mail, unless instructed to do so.
Test Scores: We only require unofficial test scores, which you may upload to your application.
Payment: Your application fee will be linked to your application after 48 hours.
Letters of Recommendation (LORs): Your requests for LORs will be sent automatically when you formally submit your UB application. When recommenders complete their letters, they will automatically be attached to your online application. If you need to resend LOR requests, you can do so on your application after you formally submit your application. If you need to change recommender information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org with the name and email address.
Decisions: You will receive a notification once a decision has been made on your application. You can expect to hear from us anytime through May.
If you need additional assistance, contact us:
Pharmaceutical Sciences Admissions
270 Pharmacy Building
Buffalo, NY 14214