Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology (M.S.)

The Master of Science degree in Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology is offered through the College of Pharmacy at the University of South Florida. The program is designed to train students in the skills they will need to understand the burgeoning technological advances in science at the nanoscale and how new nanomaterials and processes can be applied to drug delivery, diagnosis, treatment monitoring, tissue regeneration, personalized medicine and more. Nanopharmacy and nanomedicine is a unique interdisciplinary science that integrates the knowledge of natural sciences and engineering with pharmacy and medicine to develop nanopharmaceuticals. The program is a total of 32 credit hours and allows students to select an academic track: General Track (core requirements + capstone course), Entrepreneurship Track (core requirements + internship + capstone course), or Research Track (core requirements + thesis).

Program Concentrations

In addition to the tracks mentioned above, the M.S. in Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology degree offers 2 unique concentrations: 

  • Biomedical Engineering - This concentration is intended for applicants who predominantly have a pharmaceutical nanotechnology interest, but who also wish to take graduate courses in Biomedical Engineering to gain understanding of the nanosciences and nanotechnology applications from an engineering perspective. Courses include biomedical engineering, basic science anatomy and physiology, and biostatistics.

  • Drug Discovery, Development, Delivery & Manufacturing (D4M) - This concentration will allow students to purse a high-impact career path while developing a unique skill set in the cutting-edge area of nanotechnology. This program will bring together a cohesive program of study for students interested in entering the pharmaceutical industry as it focuses on the areas of D4M.  Courses include nanotechnology and risk management, drug discovery and frontier, and principles of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics.

 

 

Program Advantages

  • Can be completed 100% online, face to face, or in a hybrid format

  • Total of 32 credit hours

  • Fall & Spring entry terms

  • Flexible Curriculum

  • Can be completed in as little as 1 year

  • Limited number of merit based scholarships available to newly admitted students

 

 

Graduate Certificates

If you are not ready to commit to a master’s program, consider earning a specialized graduate-level certificate. A graduate certificate may be a better option if you want to advance your sills and improve your competitiveness in the job market, or if you have completed undergraduate coursework yet feel you need a stronger academic foundation to be more competitive in applying to pharmacy or medical school. The College of Pharmacy offers certificates in NanoPharmaceutics; Pre-Professional Pharmacy; Teaching in Pharmacy; Pharmacy Update and Practice Management; and Pharmacy Entrepreneurship, Leadership and Management.

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