M.S. in Pharmaceutics - Industrial Pharmacy

M.S. in Pharmaceutics with Specialization in Industrial Pharmacy


New Curriculum starting in Fall 2019  

Industrial pharmacists are responsible for quality control, using the latest technologies to research drug compounds, conduct trials to test medications for safety, and develop new drugs that save lives.

The Master of Science program in Pharmaceutics with Specialization in Industrial Pharmacy prepares students for careers in the pharmaceutical manufacturing industry and for entry into Ph.D. programs in pharmaceutical sciences and other related fields.


Program Mission

The mission of the Master of Science in Pharmaceutics with specialization in Industrial Pharmacy at Long Island University is to prepare students for entry into the pharmaceutical industry or for advanced study in Ph.D. programs in pharmaceutical sciences and related fields.

ALIGNMENT OF GOALS AND MISSION

The mission of the Master of Science in Pharmaceutics with specialization in Industrial Pharmacy is to uniquely prepare students for entry into the pharmaceutical industry or for advanced study in Ph.D. programs in pharmaceutical sciences and related fields. The goals of the curriculum reflect the knowledge, attitudes and skills required for entry-level positions in the field or for admission into a Ph.D. program. Beginning with the acquisition of new knowledge (Goal 1), students will be expected to integrate that knowledge and it apply it to data analysis/interpretation, drug molecule characterization, and dosage form manufacturing and evaluation (Goal 2). The curriculum is also designed to promote a student’s oral and written communication skills (Goal 3) and ability to work as part of a team (Goal 4).  

Graduates of the program will be highly sought after by the global pharmaceutical industry to support research, development and manufacturing operations. Program alumni are positioned to assume leadership positions within the pharmaceutical industry as well as within academia, thus further elevating the stature of the Division of Pharmaceutical Sciences, the College of Pharmacy and of Long Island University as a whole.



Program Goals And Objectives

Goal 1:            Demonstrate acquisition of knowledge of fundamental concepts in pharmaceutics/industrial pharmacy

1.1           List and explain physical and chemical properties of solvents and solutes        that affect solubility, stability, and other biopharmaceutic properties/behaviors used in the development of dosage forms

1.2           Describe the important factors necessary for the design, manufacture and evaluation of various dosage forms and other drug delivery systems

1.3            Develop, validate and apply different instrumental analytical techniques toward the analysis of drug substances in various dosage forms

1.4            Identify and explain the principles that govern absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion of drug substances, and the factors that influence these processes


Goal 2:            Integrate advanced knowledge and concepts in pharmaceutical sciences

2.1           Demonstrate the ability to interpret and analyze data

2.2            Design, manufacture and evaluate dosage forms and other drug delivery systems

2.3            Characterize and evaluate the physicochemical properties of pharmaceutical materials


Goal 3:            Effectively communicate scientific information both orally and in writing to inform and educate professional and scientific peers

3.1           Retrieve, analyze, and interpret the scientific literature to provide information for dissemination orally or in writing

3.2           Verbally deliver information in an organized, persuasive and logical manner using supportive documentation and visual aids

3.3            Create documents that are technical, analytical, relevant in content and well organized


Goal 4:            Develop group dynamic and teamwork abilities

4.1           Demonstrate one’s personal contributions to group projects or assignments

4.2            Summarize information gleaned from group experiences and communicate findings


Degree Requirements

Starting FALL 2019

The following courses are required for the Specialization in Industrial Pharmacy:

  • Students taking the Non-Thesis Option must complete 36 credits of coursework and pass the written comprehensive examination. 
  • Students taking the Thesis Option must complete 36 credits of coursework of which 6 credits are for PHS 80 Research and Thesis, pass the written comprehensive examination, submit a satisfactory thesis proposal, submit a satisfactory written thesis, and successfully defend (orally) their written thesis.


*note: the program requires all core courses (9) be completed in the first three semesters. The sequence of courses is modified for students enrolling in the Spring semester.

Program Course Sequence: 

YEAR 1 FALL SEMESTER

PHS 601

Pharmaceutical Calculus

3

PHS 934

Principles of Industrial Pharmacy I

3

PHA 010

Biostatistics

3


YEAR 1 SPRING SEMESTER

PHS 602

Pharmaceutical Regulatory Overview

3

PHS 935

Principles of Industrial Pharmacy II

3

PHS 931

Advanced Physical Pharmacy I

3


YEAR 2 FALL SEMESTER

PHS 987

Advanced Biopharmaceutics/Pharmacokinetics

3

PHS 932

Advanced Physical Pharmacy II

3

PHS 972

Methods of Pharmaceutical Analysis

3


YEAR 2 SPRING SEMESTER (for Thesis students)

PHS 80

Research and Thesis

6


Elective 3

YEAR 2 SPRING SEMESTER (for Non-Thesis students)

Elective

3

  Elective
3

Elective 3

The following courses may be selected from as electives for the Specialization in Industrial Pharmacy:




PHS 070

Special Projects

3

PHS 702

Physical Chemistry II

3

PHS 769

Transdermal Drug Delivery

3

PHS 936

Dosage Form Design

3

PHS 937

Pharmaceutical Engineering

3

PHS 950

Dermatological Formulations Technology I

3

PHS 951

Dermatological Formulations Technology II

3

PHS 958

Aerosol Science and Technology

3

PHS 958

Aerosol Science and Technology

3

PHS 960

Properties/Applications of Cosmetic and Pharmaceutical Raw Materials

3




CONTACT

LIU Pharmacy
John M. Pezzuto, A.B., Ph.D.
Dean