• Master's Program Curriculum

    The University of Charleston School of Pharmacy offers two distinct Master's programs with both a thesis and non-thesis track:

    • Master's degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences
    • Master's degree in Biomedical Sciences

    Both Master's programs involving a thesis require approximately 36  - 40 total credits of didactic and thesis credits for graduation. Thesis students will be required to conduct 9 credits worth of independent laboratory research, applying various research techniques and methodologies to answer new questions in their fields of study. The thesis will culminate in a written thesis of the research and defense before a faculty defense committee.

    The non-thesis track for both master’s programs consist of approximately 36 total credits of didactic and graduate project credits needed for graduation. While students enrolled in a non-thesis track are not required to conduct laboratory research, they are required to complete a 3 credit graduate project culminating with a written report.

    More information on which program or track may best your needs can be found in the About page. The curricula for each individual graduate program as well as tracks can be found  by clicking the menu items on the left side of the page for either Pharmaceutical Sciences for Biomedical Sciences.