MS Drug Development Sciences

December 01, 2020
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Founded in 2004, our Pharmaceutical Sciences with emphasis on Pharmaceutics/Drug Development (MSDD) program provides individuals a formal opportunity to further their knowledge in drug development.

Along with our MSDD program, we offer two graduate certificate programs, including Clinical Trials Design & Research and Global Regulatory Affairs in Drug Development. These three options are all online, asynchronous and available to part-time and full-time students.
MS Drug Development

Why study Pharmaceutical Sciences with an emphasis on Pharmaceutics/Drug Development?

Students take this program to deepen their knowledge of various aspects of drug development, including regulatory, pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, medical device, contract research organizations, contract laboratories, manufacturing, as well as academic health centers and research institutions.

Many students come from companies in the drug development field with diverse backgrounds. Whether you have a pharmacy, medical, nursing, biology, neuroscience, or business, an MSDD degree can advance your career in all phases of research from preclinical to clinical and beyond.

Is UC Online right for me?

Career Focus
An opportunity for busy professionals looking to increase their knowledge of the drug discovery and approval process.
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Start-to-Graduation Support
Student Success Coordinators are available to students enrolled in online programs — they are your on-campus partner who can help you manage your time and whatever you need to get you to graduation.

Learn from faculty with real-world experience

Learn from a renowned group of full-time faculty members from the University of Cincinnati College of Pharmacy, College of Medicine, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and adjunct faculty from regional and national pharmaceutical industries and contract research organizations.

The College of Pharmacy faculty have a strong track record of research and mentoring in drug development research (molecular pharmacology, biomarkers, pharmacokinetics, drug safety (including mechanistic bases for drug-drug interactions/adverse drug reactions), and formulation of novel drugs.

MSDD Graduate Testimonial
“The MSDD program is a great learning opportunity for busy professionals looking to increase their knowledge of the drug discovery and approval process. The courses are very practical and applicable to the pharmaceutical industry, and the small classes sizes facilitated in making the seminars adaptive and interactive. My time in the MSDD program was very beneficial and aided in the advancement of my Clinical Research career.”

Lydia Y.
MSDD Graduate

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