College: Bouve College of Health Sciences
Degree(s) Offered: MS, PhD
Students earning a PhD degree in pharmaceutics will be thoroughly versed in the fundamentals of physical pharmacy and pharmaceutics in addition to being trained in several more specialized areas such as:
- biopharmaceutics and pharmacokinetics
- drug metabolism
- pharmacokinetic/toxicodynamic/pharmacodynamic correlation
- novel drug delivery systems
With exposure to these various facets of pharmaceutics graduates are poised to understand and assimilate the field of modern pharmaceutics. A PhD in pharmaceutics is a research degree. While course work plays an important role, students become a real participant in the science of pharmaceutics in the laboratory. Faculty research covers a broad range of scientific interests including: pharmacokinetic toxicodynamics of anticancer agents, use of biomaterials and synthetic polymeric systems in design of drug delivery systems, passive and active targeting of therapeutic agents, cardiovascular targeting of drugs, novel delivery systems for proteins and peptides and mathematical modeling of endogenous compounds.
Master of Science:
Pharmaceutics and Drug Delivery Systems Description
Just as cars are useless without roads, drugs are useless without an effective delivery system. The Bouve College of Health Sciences' pharmaceutics faculty and students are developing the pathways that bring drugs and DNA therapies directly to the target cells.
Bouve Graduate Admissions
123 Behrakis Health Science Center
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Boston, MA 02115