The Master of Science in Medicinal Chemistry integrates aspects of contemporary medicinal chemistry and pharmacology, emphasizing topics most relevant to therapeutics design, discovery, and action.
The Medicinal Chemistry program offered by the Center for Drug Discovery (CDD) trains students in the design and synthesis of novel biologically active compounds and in the study of their mechanisms of action using biochemical, biophysical and pharmacological approaches. The CDD’s excellence in teaching has been recognized by the award of a Training Grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse for predoctoral and postdoctoral training in development of medications. The core curriculum of the Master of Science in Medicinal Chemistry is an interdisciplinary combination of synthetic organic chemistry, bioorganic chemistry, analytical chemistry, and pharmaceutical sciences courses. In-depth electives are available in these areas. The program offers students the opportunity to develop knowledge of medicinal chemistry that can be applied to a practice-oriented career in the pharmaceutical industry.
Interdisciplinary program combinations courses in synthetic organic chemistry, bioorganic chemistry, analytical chemistry, and pharmaceutical sciences
Program prepares student for a practice-oriented career in the pharmaceutical industry
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Assistant Dean, Clinical Professor/ Assistant Dean Academic Affairs – Department of Pharmacy and Health Systems Sciences
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