One of a kind pharmacy research training.
The only pharmacy school based program of its kind in the country, our Master of Science (MS) in Clinical and Translational Therapeutics provides students a valuable opportunity to be involved in research and training to combat disease. We also offer a collaborative Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD)/MS degree.
For All Health Professional Students:
The MS in Clinical and Translational Therapeutics provides PharmD, undergraduate and health care professional students a unique opportunity to train in clinical and translational research.
Hands on Research and Clinical Experiences:
With 30-credits of practical course offerings, we provide hands-on research training and the experiences necessary for students seeking clinical positions in hospitals, pharmaceutical industry, and regulatory agencies.
Be Part of Pipeline Development:
The mission of this innovative degree program is to develop a pipeline of future clinical and translational research leaders through cutting edge scientific discoveries focused on therapeutic individualization and optimization to improve patient care.
Under the Guidance of Faculty Experts
We offer five innovative concentrations allowing for a highly individualized experience. Multiple therapeutic areas are available with a combination of rotations and a pragmatic focus on research. This unique approach, combined with internationally-renowned faculty, will provide you with an unparalleled opportunity for future leadership and career success.
There is a critical need for pharmacy and health care professional students to gain advanced training in clinical and translational therapeutics. This has been recognized by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which has illustrated a critical decline of clinical scientists with training in both patient care and research.
The completion of this MS, combined with the PharmD or other health professional degree, will give you a remarkable advantage when applying for residencies, fellowships or employment in clinical pharmacy or industry.
Our MS builds future clinical and translational leaders. Our alumni have gone on to a diverse array of careers in top ten academic institutions, schools of pharmacy, hospital pharmacy, the pharmaceutical industry, and regulatory bodies such as the FDA.
Students must 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.
PharmD/MS: Students spend one year full-time in the graduate program, then return to PharmD full-time. During that one year, students are charged graduate tuition.
|Fall Semester||Credit Hours|
|PHM 551: Clinical Research Methods||2|
|PHM 535: Clinical and Translational Therapeutics Research Rotation 1-3||3 each (9 total)|
|PHC 615 Research||2|
|Spring Semester||Credit Hours|
|PHM 552: Clinical Research Methods 2||2|
|PHM 553: Translational Biometry||1|
|PHM 535: Clinical and Translational Therapeutics Research Rotation 4-5||3 each (6 total)|
|PHM 554: Clinical and Translational Therapeutics Seminar ||1|
|PHC 616 Research||3|
|Summer Semester||Credit Hours|
|PHC 616 Capstone Research Project and School wide Defense of Research ||1|
Total elective courses: a minimum of 3 credit hours
PharmD/MS students will satisfy this requirement using PHM 849.
|PHM 606: Biostatistics and Drug Literature Evaluation||3|
|PHM 706: Informatics and Health Information Systems||2|
|PHM 736: Pharmacoeconomics and Pharmacoepidemiology||2|
|PHC 517: Pharmacogenomics||2|
|PHC 531: Intro to Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics 1||3|
|PHC 532: Intro to Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics 2||3|
|PHM 849: Elective Advanced Professional Practice Experiences (PharmD/MS students only) ||6|