University of Florida

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The University of Florida’s Master of Science in Pharmacy, focusing on Pharmaceutical Chemistry, is a graduate program that is offered through the university’s College of Pharmacy and administered through the Department of Medicinal Chemistry. The M.S. in Pharmaceutical Chemistry is structured to provide the student with a strong foundation in analytical techniques, drug pharmacology, metabolism, drug chemistry, and organic synthesis. This program is particularly tailored to students with backgrounds in chemistry, or those seeking chemistry education in the areas of pharmaceutical chemistry, drug regulatory agencies, and analytical laboratories.

This program’s distance learning delivery was designed with working professionals in mind who wouldn’t normally have the freedom to pursue a traditional graduate degree on-campus due to family, location, or work commitments. This program aims to find a balance between the convenience and flexibility typically found in an online program, while maintaining the academic excellence of a graduate degree from an educational institution.

The M.S. in Pharmaceutical Chemistry’s core curriculum consists of 11 courses, or 32 credits plus a comprehensive final examination. Some of the courses that students will take through this program span topics such as Metabolic Biochemistry, Medicinal Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Analysis, Mammalian Pharmacology, and Herbal and Dietary Supplements. After successfully completing all eleven courses, students may have gained a thorough and diverse education in the field of pharmaceutical chemistry. Graduates of the University of Florida’s M.S. in Pharmaceutical Chemistry program may possess the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in this field.

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    Students must have an undergraduate degree in a science subject with a GPA of 3.0 (B grade) or better.

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    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges


    A one-credit course consisting of three days of reviews, oral examination, and a comprehensive final examination in Gainesville, Florida.

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