The Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences seeks to produce specialists in drug development and delivery who use many approaches to create and deliver treatments.
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Our comprehensive program in pharmaceutics has specialists in drug development and delivery who use many approaches to create and deliver treatments. Their goal is to better understand how the chemical and physical properties of drugs and their dosage forms affect drug performance in healthy and diseased systems. Graduate students may elect a program concentrating in:
Novel drug-delivery systems
Biopharmaceutics and pharmacokinetics
Physical pharmacy and polymeric dosage form development
With a strong focus on nanotechnology-based advanced delivery systems that address contemporary needs, these concentrations also give you the opportunity to study with some of the world’s top researchers. Pharmaceutics students have the option of performing industrial internships during the summer in some of the most prestigious pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies in the area.
A graduate degree or certificate from Northeastern—a top-40 university—can accelerate your career through rigorous academic coursework and hands-on professional experience in the area of your interest. Apply now—and take your career to the next level.
NOTE: Students who opt to complete 4-credit Pharmaceutical Sciences Laboratory (PHSC 7010) in the core requirements may complete the degree with 9 elective credits; all other students must complete 11 elective credits.
Thesis Continuation (PHSC 6996) can be taken if additional time is needed to complete the thesis.
Please note: This curriculum is for marketing purposes only and is subject to change. Official curriculum can be found within the course catalog.
Northeastern's signature experience-powered learning model has been at the heart of the university for more than a century. It combines world-class academics with professional practice, allowing you to acquire relevant, real-world skills you can immediately put into action in your current workplace. This makes a Northeastern education a dynamic, transformative experience, giving you countless opportunities to grow as a professional and person.
Our faculty represents a wide cross-section of professional practices and fields ranging from finance to education to biomedical science to management to the U.S. military. They serve as mentors and advisors and collaborate alongside students to solve the most pressing global challenges facing established and emerging markets.
University Distinguished Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
By enrolling in Northeastern, you gain access to a network of more than 255,000 alumni and 3,350+ employer partners, including Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, and global nongovernmental organizations. Our current students and faculty across strategically located regional locations further foster a lifelong, global community of learning and mentoring.
Below is a look at where our Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences alumni work, the positions they hold, and the skills they bring to their organization.