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Research Intensive MS/PhD Program

Students interested in obtaining a full-time research-based MS or PhD degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences are expect to generate innovative research findings under the guidance of a program training faculty with funded research activities.

Selection of qualified applicants by training faculty is competitive and attempts to effectively align research interests between student and supervisory faculty. Applicants are encouraged to identify potential training faculty during the application process after reviewing research interests of track-specific program faculty listed below.

Biomembrane Sciences

The goal of the Biomembrane Sciences track is to develop scientists who are skilled in molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying development, growth, and barrier properties of biological membranes as relevant to the etiology and treatment of disease.

Research projects explored by graduate students affiliated with the Biomembrane Sciences track cover a broad range of drug delivery strategies, safety and efficacy evaluation of cosmetic products, development and experimental assessment of mathematical models underlying membrane transport, molecular pharmaceutics leading to innovative drug formulations, rational design of nanocarriers, as well as skin and hair development.

  • Biomembrane Sciences Specific Coursework for the: MS Program (PDF)
  • Biomembrane Sciences Specific Coursework for the: PhD Program (PDF)

Currently, the following program faculty are actively engaged in research projects suitable for graduate training in Biomembrane Sciences:

Biomembrane Faculty Listing

UC College of Pharmacy

UC College of Medicine

Experimental Therapeutics

The goal of the Experimental Therapeutics track (formerly Drug Development Sciences track) is to train scientist with broad-based expertise in preclinical /clinical pharmaceutical sciences for the purpose of effectively translating novel therapeutic entities into the clinic.

Research projects explored by graduate students affiliated with the Experimental Therapeutics track cover cancer biomarkers, neuropharmacology of drugs of abuse (e.g., MDMA), stroke, and epilepsy, neurotoxicity, cancer pharmacokinetics, and drug metabolism.

Currently, the following program faculty are actively engaged in research projects suitable for graduate training in Experimental Therapeutics:

Experimental Therapeutics Faculty Listing

UC College of Medicine

UC College of Pharmacy

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

Health Outcomes

The goal of the Health Outcomes track is to train interdisciplinary scholars with expertise in pharma-ceutical sciences, economics, business and quantitative analysis who can apply these skills to con-duct research for improving the health of patients. This relatively new research area is expanding rapidly due to increased demand from the pharmaceutical industry for qualified scientists with a background in the social and administrative areas of pharmaceutical sciences.

Research projects explored by graduate students affiliated with the Health Outcomes track cover a broad range of drug safety topics, pharmacovigilance, drug utilization, pharmacy facility design and operation, as well as pharmacoeconomics.

  • Health Outcomes Specific Coursework for the: MS Program (PDF)
  • Health Outcomes Specific Coursework for the: PhD Program (PDF)

Currently, the following program faculty are actively engaged in research projects suitable for graduate training in Health Outcomes:

Health Outcomes List of Faculty

UC College of Pharmacy

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital

UC College of Medicine

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