University of Montana Catalog 2023-2024

Pharmaceutical Sciences and Drug Design M.S.

Master of Science - Pharmaceutical Sciences and Drug Design


Course Credits20
Research or Thesis Credits10
Total Hours30

Degree Specific Credits: 30

Required Cumulative GPA: 3.0


  • Graduate students will rotate through the laboratories of at least two faculty members during their first year in the program, after which students will choose a faculty research advisor, advisory committee, and a thesis research project.

Required Courses

Note: Specialized electives chosen based on research interests may include classes offered in Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Biological Sciences, and Chemistry/Biochemistry.

Complete all of the following courses:
BMED 545Research Lab Rotations in Pharmaceutical Science2
BMED 594Seminar1
BMED 609Biomedical Statistics3
BMED 615Molecular Pharmacology3
BMED 621Drug Design3
BMED 632Advanced Pharmacokinetics4
BMED 637Topics in Pharmaceutical Sciences and Drug Design (1 cr. per semester)4
BMED 597Research (MS)10
or BMED 599 Thesis (MS)
Total Hours30

Minimum Required Grade: C