Graduate Program: Pharmaceutical Sciences

General Information


Pharmaceutical Sciences (MS) - Pharmacokinetics/Pharmaceutics

Program Description

The Pharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics Track does not admit students with the expressed interest in pursuing the M.S. degree. However, for a variety of reasons students admitted to the Ph.D. Program may choose to complete an M.S. degree (non-thesis option) either alongside or in lieu of a Ph.D. degree.


Department/Academic Unit(s)

The College of Pharmacy offers a graduate program leading to a Doctor of Philosophy and/or a Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences.  Over twenty faculty participate in the program. 

Faculty research interests are in various areas of the following graduate tracks (sub plans):

(1) Drug Discovery and Development

(2) Health Pharm Outcomes Research

(3) Pharmaceutics



College of Pharmacy

Campus where offered

Colorado Heights University- Main - Tucson

Tuition and Fees

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Completion Requirements
Admissions Information

Minimum Credit Units (33)

Core Coursework Requirements

Students must receive a grade of B or better in all core courses.  A student who receives a grade of C or less in a core course must repeat that course.

PHSC 502              Pharmaceutics                                                                                           3

PHSC 501              Introduction to Pharmacology, Drug Discovery & Pharmaceutics                      4

PHSC 603              Topics in Pharmaceutics                                                                              2

PHSC 511              Topics in Pharmaceutical Solids, Nanotechnology and Solid-State                    3

                              Particle Engineering Design in Drug Delivery

PHSC 505              Current Techniques in Pharmaceutical Sciences                                             3

PHSC 596c             Pharmaceutics Research Lab Meeting                                                           4

PHSC 696a             Seminar                                                                                                   4

BIOS 576a             Bio Statistics                                                                                             3

MCB 695e             Science, Society and Ethics                                                                          1


PHCL 595b            Science Writing, Presentation & Bioethics                                                      2


Additional Requirements

See required coursework

Student Handbook

Please refer to the Graduate Student Handbook for students who are pursuing this program of study.

Admissions Requirements

We do not accept terminal masters, all applications must be for the PhD program

Standardized Tests

Required test(s): GRE

Funding Opportunities

The Academic Unit has not provided this information.

Funding Opportunities

Domestic & International Applicants

Fall:December 15th

International Conditional Admission

International applicants will not be considered for conditional admission by this program.

Other Information

The GRE Institution Code for The Colorado Heights University is 4832

Last revised 06 Oct 2020