Facilities for Graduate Work
Research space and modern equipment necessary for sophisticated research are available in a building devoted to pharmaceutical education. Additional research facilities include the Life Science Library, which contains approximately 170,000 volumes, including bound journals; other branch and departmental libraries; and the Perry-Castaneda Library.
The Drug Dynamics Institute is a graduate and postdoctoral research training center where educators, students, scientists, business people, and government officials come together to share common interests in a wide range of biomedical, pharmaceutical, and public health problems. The mission of the institute is the discovery and communication of scientific and technological knowledge in drug development, manufacturing, marketing, and therapy. Projects in pharmacokinetics and drug metabolism, industrial pharmacy and technology, pharmacology and toxicology, and clinical pharmacy are currently under way.
Areas of Study
The College of Pharmacy offers graduate study leading to the Master of Science in Pharmacy and the Doctor of Philosophy with a major in pharmacy. Areas of specialization are medicinal chemistry, including synthetic or bioorganic chemistry and structural molecular biology subspecializations; pharmacology and toxicology; pharmaceutics, including physical pharmacy, biopharmaceutics, and industrial pharmacy; pharmacy administration, including pharmacy practice and pharmacoeconomics; and pharmacotherapy.
Graduate Studies Committee
The following faculty members served on the Graduate Studies Committee in the spring semester 1998-1999.
The applicant should have a bachelor's degree or a professional pharmacy degree from an accredited institution in the United States or another country. Students are admitted to the program upon recommendation of the Graduate Studies Committee, provided that their undergraduate training includes appropriate work in fields related to the pharmaceutical and health sciences. Applicants without the appropriate background may be required to complete additional coursework after admission. Preference is usually given to students who have a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy or a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from a college accredited by the American Council on Pharmaceutical Education.
Pharmacy 196S (Seminar in Pharmacy) is required of all graduate students in pharmacy and is taught every semester in each division. This requirement may be waived for a specific semester by the Graduate Studies Committee for sufficient reason upon petition by the student's major professor. No more than two semester hours of credit earned in this course are counted toward the number of hours required in master's degree programs.
Master of Science in Pharmacy. Students apply for candidacy for the degree the semester in which they expect to graduate. Two semesters in the thesis course, Pharmacy 698, are required; students must be enrolled in Pharmacy 698B the semester they graduate.
The Master of Science in Pharmacy with a specialization in pharmacy administration also is offered by a course scheduling option called the Option II Schedule. Pharmacists who are employed full-time may choose to pursue this option. Classes are scheduled on selected Fridays and Saturdays throughout the year; at least two calendar years of study are needed to complete the program. Students must prepare a master's report as part of their course requirements.
Doctor of Philosophy. Upon completion of the qualifying examination, the student may apply for admission to candidacy for the doctoral degree. Candidacy is recommended to the graduate dean upon the approval of the Graduate Studies Committee. Upon admission to candidacy, the student selects a supervising professor and a dissertation committee is appointed by the graduate dean.
For More Information
Campus address: Pharmacy Building (PHR) 2.222, phone (512) 471-6590
Mailing address: Graduate Program, College of Pharmacy, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas 78712-1074
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