Master of Science in Drug Discovery and Development
Application for Fall 2022 will be open soon via GradCAS.
The Master of Science in Drug Discovery & Development (DDD) is designed for students to gain a systematic understanding of how drugs and medicines are discovered and developed. Benefits of this program include:
- Complete a non-thesis master’s degree program designed for recent college graduates, working professionals and current PharmD students
- Increase understanding of clinical, medical and regulatory affairs in the DDD process
- Empower working professionals to expand roles and responsibilities, and to advance their career
- Expand student’s professional network and competitive advantage through capstone research and industrial internship
Drug discovery and development is the process by which new drugs are discovered, developed and approved for clinical use. It also encompasses the knowledge, skills and techniques required for pursuing the process.
MS-DDD – Recorded Information Session
Hear from HSC College of Pharmacy faculty to learn more about DDD career and graduate program pathways, the science behind DDD, the specific coursework offered, and admissions requirements.
Career Opportunities in DDD
There are many types of job functions involved in the drug development process, and this certificate program will enhance the career options or promote the career advancement of students who complete this program. Opportunities include careers in:
- Bio-Pharma industry
- Contract Research Organizations (CROs)
- Not-for-profit research institutions
- Clinical pharmacies
- Consulting firms
- Medical Science Liaisons
- Regulatory agencies
Who Should Apply?
- Recent college graduates in chemistry or life sciences
- Current graduate students or professional students
- Working professionals
- International students
- The MS-DDD degree program does not sponsor F-1 visas for international students. International students can undertake all didactic courses online and can participate in the on-site training (capstone research or internship practicum) either outside of the US or in the US under proper arrangements with a J-1 or B-1 visa.