College of Pharmacy
Dana L. Diedrich, Ph.D., Interim Dean
Bernard W. Graham, Ph.D., Associate Dean
Department of Pharmacy Practice and Administrative Sciences
Chair and Associate Professor Culbertson
Professors Hurley, Sharp
Associate Professors Adamcik, Gould, Mason, Rhodes
Clinical Associate Professors Jue
Clinical Assistant Professor Beckwith, Bokelmann, Cook, Hefflinger
Chair and Professor Fontenelle
Associate Professor and Associate Dean Graham
Professors Dodson, Garner, Goettsch, Isaacson
Associate Professors Daniels, Jarvi, LaHann, Lai, Oberg, Torian
Assistant Professors C. Nelson, Ratka, Senekowitsch
Affiliate Professor Vestal
Affiliate Associate Professors Morgan, Olson, Stevens
Affiliate Assistant Professors Bauer, Charan, Cusack, Hadjokas, Liu, Nielson, Ramagopal
The College of Pharmacy offers two graduate degrees: the Master of Science (M.S.) in Pharmacy and the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Pharmaceutical Sciences. The College also offers a professional doctorate degree, Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.). The Pharm.D. is described in the College of Pharmacy section of the University Bulletin.
Master of Science in Pharmacy
The M.S. program offers the student a choice of five majors:
- Major in Pharmaceutical Chemistry leading to the degree of M.S. in Pharmacy (Pharmaceutical Chemistry)
- Major in Pharmacognosy leading to the degree of M.S. in Pharmacy (Pharmacognosy)
- Major in Pharmacology leading to the degree of M.S. in Pharmacy (Pharmacology)
- Major in Pharmaceutics leading to the degree of M.S. in Pharmacy (Pharmaceutics)
- Major in Pharmacy Administration leading to the degree of M.S. in Pharmacy (Pharmacy Administration)
To qualify for admission, a student must possess a professional degree in pharmacy (B.S. or Pharm.D.), or a baccalaureate degree in chemistry, biology, or a related field from an accredited institution, and have a grade point average of 3.0 or better over the last two years of undergraduate study. Students with a grade point average between 2.75 and 3.0 will receive consideration for admission on a conditional basis.
Following the award of the professional degree, students would be changed to classified status.
All applicants are required to provide three letters of recommendation from professors from whom they have taken courses or under whose direction they have worked. It is highly recommended that the Graduate Record Examination be taken prior to the start of the semester in which a student begins graduate study. The GRE must be taken during the first semester in residence if it has not been taken previously.
All candidates are required to demonstrate a reading knowledge of a foreign language or proficiency with a research tool (such as computer programming and/or statistics). Individual requirements for each student must be approved by the student's major professor within the emphasis area.
All classified graduate students must register for the appropriate graduate seminar (601) each semester in which they are registered for graduate credit. A maximum of four credits in graduate seminar (601) may be applied toward the degree.
Early Entry Into the Graduate Program For Pharmacy Students Only
Professional students currently enrolled in the College of Pharmacy may be granted early admission to a graduate program administered by the College following completion of the second professional (P2) year in the Pharm.D. curriculum.
In order that a student be eligible for early admission to a graduate program in the College, the following criteria must be met:
- Completion of at least 136 academic credits must be certified to the Graduate Dean by the Registrar. Such certification must include all University general education requirements; and all College of Pharmacy pre-pharmacy, first (P1) and second (P2) professional year course requirements in the Pharm.D. curriculum.
- Minimum Graduate Record Examination scores: For admission to the M.S. program, attainment of scores on the GRE at the 35th percentile or better in either the verbal or quantitative portion of the test. For admission to the Ph.D. program, attainment of scores on the GRE at the 50th percentile
- Formal application for admission to the College graduate program, with acceptance as a conditional student by the appropriate department faculty.
After meeting the above three criteria, a student may be admitted to the Graduate School on a conditional basis. Following the award of the Pharm.D. degree, the student may petition to change to classified status. Students should consult the Graduate School Bulletin for course requirements for the graduate degrees offered by the College.