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.

Class Schedule

For class options, see PHC on the Class Schedule.  

First Semester:
Students will be registered for the following fall courses.
Credit Hours
PHC 504 Computational Basis of Pharmacometrics 2
PHC 512 Pharmacometric Software 1
PHC 516 Pharmacogenomics 1
PHC 588 Faculty Research Seminar 1
PHC 607 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.
Note: Electives PHC 630 and PHC 508 are not recommended this fall semester due to your rigorous courseload.


Remaining Required Courses:

PHC 506 Biometry in the Pharmaceutical Sciences 3
PHC 610 Population Pharmacokinetics 2
PHC 614 Departmental Seminar   1
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.