The Pharmaceutical Sciences program educates students in the scientific disciplines required for the discovery, development and evaluation of new drugs and other pharmaceutical products. The faculty at ACPHS have created the program based on their collective knowledge and experience in conjunction with input from industry executives. The result is a degree program with the flexibility to meet the needs of the aspiring research scientist, future physician or working professional in the biomedical or pharmaceutical industry. The program offers tracks in both pharmacology and pharmaceutics, and both thesis and non-thesis options are available.
The thesis option trains students in basic or translational research under the supervision of a thesis advisor and committee of graduate research faculty. Students work side-by-side with faculty on a variety of research areas, including drug discovery and development, molecular modeling, chemical synthesis, in vitro and in vivo studies of drug mechanisms and pharmacological actions, pharmacokinetic analysis and the transport and absorption of nanopharmaceuticals. This path is ideal for those interested in working as research scientists or pursuing PhD or MD degrees.
The non-thesis option is geared toward those individuals who would like to accelerate their careers with a graduate degree but who are not necessarily interested in laboratory research. Students in this track benefit from the same individualized attention and take the same core courses as thesis track students but have the opportunity to enroll in additional elective courses focused on their individualized areas of interest. Non-thesis track students are required to complete a Capstone Writing projects which allows students to explore, in-depth, a topic of their choosing related to the pharmaceutical sciences. As an institution with a central focus on the advancement of health, there is a wide range of resources available for students who want to explore the many, non-research based opportunities that exist in the pharmaceutical and health care industries such as regulatory affairs, marketing and global health issues.
The MSPS program is offered on both the Albany, NY and Colchester, VT campuses.
The College is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.
International Student Requirements:
Official TOEFL orIELTS scores that are less than two years old; official WES or ECE evaluations of all transcripts submitted from colleges attended outside the United States.
Facts & Figures
Financial Aid: Yes
International Financial Aid: Yes
# of Credits Required: 33
Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 900 USD
In State Tuition (per year): 29600 USD
Out State Tuition (per year): 29600 USD
Classification: Specialized Institution—Other separate health profession school
Locale: Small City
Size & Settings: 1,000-2,999