MS in Pharmacometrics and Personalized Pharmacotherapy

This 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.

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in pharmacy, biochemistry, chemistry, biology, engineering or other science
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0/4.0
  • Demonstrated proficiency in mathematics and computational sciences.
  • Calculus I and II are required for both the on-campus and online Pharmacometrics and Personalized Pharmacotherapy MS programs however, equivalent job experience and/or certifications will be considered for Calculus II completion.
  • Two letters of recommendation from faculty knowledgeable of the student's ability and capability. Evaluators should comment on laboratory research, communication skills, creativity, and intangibles in the student's academic performance. An email request will be sent directly to your recommenders when you submit your application for formal review.
  • Personal statement: the personal statement is a general statement of purpose describing academic, professional, and research interests and should be no more than 500 words.
  • Prior research experience and co-authorship in scientific publications are considered favorably.

Application Steps

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