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. All required courses must be completed with a B- or higher (or must be repeated).

See Degree & Course Catalog for Course Descriptions

Required Courses

First Semester Required Courses - Fall

First Semester Required Courses - Fall Credit Hours
PHC 506 Biometry in the Pharmaceutical Sciences 3
PHC 512 Pharmacometric Software 1
PHC 588 Faculty Research Seminar 1
PHC 607A Intermed Pharmacokinetics 3
PHC 613 Pharmaceutics Seminar 1
PHC 615 Pharmaceutical Sciences Research
Credit hours may be adjusted based on planned hours of work.
If you are only taking required courses and need to be full-time: 2 credit hours.
Consult with your advisor.

Second Semester Required Courses - Spring

Second Semester Required Courses - Spring Credit Hours
PHC 504 Computational Basis of Pharmacometrics
PHC 510 Pharmaceutical Analysis 3
PHC 516 Pharmacogenomics 1
PHC 610 Population Pharmacokinetics 2
PHC 614 Departmental Seminar   1
PHC 615/PHC 616 Research 5 - 10
Minimum total credit hours 30

Elective Courses

Elective Options - Fall

First Semester Elective Options - Fall Credit Hours
PHC 500 Basic Drug Development 2
PHC 538 Introduction to Biologics 2
PHC 508 Drug Delivery: Principles and Applications (Odd years)*
PHC 615 Research   Varies
PHC 630: Drug Metabolism and Transport * 3

*Electives PHC 630 and PHC 508 are not recommended the first fall semester due to your rigorous courseload.

Elective Options - Spring

Elective Course Options - Spring Credit Hours
PHC 608: Advanced Pharmacokinetics   3
PHC 609: Quantitative Systems Pharmacology (odd years)
PHC 616 Research Varies

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