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The Schools of Nursing and Pharmacy operate on both the Oxford and Jackson campuses. The Schools of Dentistry, Health Related Professionals and Medicine, and the Health Sciences Graduate School, are based in Jackson only. (Additional healthcare programs are available through the School of Applied Sciences on the Oxford campus.) Other than these exceptions, the schools above are on the Oxford campus.

Emphasis - Medicinal Chemistry

M.S. in Pharmaceutical Science

Description

The M.S. in pharmaceutical sciences can be completed with an emphasis in environmental toxicology, medicinal chemistry, pharmaceutics, pharmacology, pharmacognosy, or pharmacy administration.

Minimum Total Credit Hours: 31

Course Requirements

Requirements for each emphasis area are given in the respective program description sections. Each emphasis area requires students to complete a minimum of 24 semester hours of course work and 6 hours of thesis.

Emphasis - Medicinal Chemistry

Description

A M.S. in pharmaceutical sciences with emphasis in medicinal chemistry prepares a graduate to do research toward understanding the mechanism of action of drugs. In such research, a medicinal chemist strives to establish correlations between biological properties and physiochemical parameters of drugs.

Course Requirements

Requirements for the M.S. with emphasis in medicinal chemistry are to complete at least 30 hours, to include the following: 1. Students entering the program with no background in medicinal chemistry will take Advanced Medicinal Chemistry I, II (Medc 501, 502) (6 hours); 2. Medicinal Chemistry Research Methodology (Medc 503) (3 hours); 3. Seminar on Current Medicinal Chemistry Topics (1 hour). Two departmental seminars are required of master’s degree candidates. Students are required to attend seminars each semester irrespective of whether they present a seminar that semester or whether they are enrolled in seminar. Students are encouraged to take at least one drug action and design course.

Other Academic Requirements

A thesis is required.

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