MS in Pharmacometrics and Personalized Pharmacotherapy

This new and unique graduate program focuses on advanced training in pharmacokinetics (study of absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion of drugs) and pharmacodynamics (study of drug effects and toxicity in treatment of diseases) to enhance personalized medicine.

Curriculum and Requirements

You must satisfactorily complete at least 30 graduate credit hours for the MS degree. Required courses with a grade lower than a B- will not count toward the minimum credits.

Requirements Credit Hours
PHC 588 Faculty Research Seminar 1
PHC 504 Computational Basis of Pharmacometrics 2
PHC 506 Biometry in the Pharmaceutical Sciences 3
PHC 512 Pharmacometric Software 2
PHC 517 Pharmacogenomics* 2
PHC 607 Intermediate Pharmacokinetics 3
PHC 610 Population Pharmacokinetics 2
PHC 613/PHC 614 Departmental Seminar (1 credit per semester for two semesters 2
PHC 615/PHC 616 Research 5 - 10
Minimum total credit hours 30
Satisfactory  completion of a research  project, including approval of the Project Committee after submission of a written project report, presentation of an open seminar and oral defense  

Full-time registration is satisfied by ≥ 12 credit hours per semester if you are not supported by an assistantship, or ≥ 9 credit hours/semester if you are supported by an assistantship. Registration for less than these credit hours is permitted after the student has completed his/her departmental preliminary examination. 

You should check with the Graduate School to ensure that your registration complies with university requirements. You should also be aware that different student loan programs, the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service and health insurance carriers can impose different rules for full-time student registration. 

Course offerings vary each year. Refer to the Class Schedules.