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Pharmaceutical Chemistry (MS)

Program Details

The University of Kansas (KU) offers an online Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Chemistry degree. The completely online environment of this course provides students with increased flexibility and convenience of attending class in their own time. This program is designed for students who are employed at a private sector firm or an officially recognized collaborating institution.

The Pharmaceutical Chemistry program aims to provide students with knowledge and skills to build a strong foundation in the physical and chemical sciences and how they relate to pharmaceutical research. The curriculum focuses on a comprehensive education and gives students opportunities for research.

Due to the online format of the program, students will work closely with their supervisor and thesis advisor in order to complete their thesis research. The thesis project is a major component of the program and students will go through an in-depth review process in hopes of publishing their research in a pharmaceutical journal. The final oral review board is comprised of 3 members, of which 2 will be from the department and the third individual will have supervised the project.

The University of Kansas requires students to complete 30-credit hours. Students will participate in all required core courses; Organic Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Equilibria, Chemical Kinetics, Mechanisms of Drug Deterioration and Stabilization and Biopharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics. The core classes comprise 14 of the total credits needed to graduate and students must receive a B or better in all five. Students are also required to take two elective courses and complete their thesis project to acquire the remaining credit hours.


Students with a bachelor level degree in chemistry, pharmacy, the biological sciences, material sciences, chemical engineering or related disciplines may seek admission into the distance masters program.

Accreditation & Licensing

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission