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Institution Name University of North Texas Health Science Center System College of Pharmacy
Program Name Drug Discovery and Development
Degree Type M.S.
Short Name U of North Texas-391
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Address 1 3500 Camp Bowie Boulevard
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Address 3
City Fort Worth
State Texas
Zip/Postal Code 76107
Country United States
Program Location: Distance Pathway/Online
Admissions Office Contact(s):
  • Name: Karla Vargas-Vargas
    Title: Recruitment and Admissions Associate
    Office: Office of Recruitment – HSC Admissions and Recruitment
    Phone (Work): 001-817-735-5956
    Email: admissions@unthsc.edu
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Contact Information Video:
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
What is your application deadline for the upcoming academic year? June 30, 2023
Does this program use rolling admissions? Yes
Is your program participating in PharmGrad? No
Link to Application
Application Fee: $74
Application Deadline Description: The application deadline for the 2023-2024 admissions cycle (classes start on August 14, 2023) is July 15, 2023. Application portal will be open from August 31st, 2022 to July 15, 2023.
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Program Description Drug Discovery and Development (DDD) 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 pursing the process. Many types of job functions are involved in the DDD process including, but are not limited to, biologists and chemists (both broadly defined), scientific writer, intellectual property lawyer, and project manager (all requiring additional training and credentials), etc.
This Master of Science in Drug Discovery & Development (MS-DDD) is a degree program with 11 courses (minimally 30 semester-credit hours - SCH) offered by the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth College of Pharmacy (HSCCP). It is built on our DDD Certificate Program and is designed for recent college graduates, students currently enrolled in a graduate or professional degree program, and other full-time or part-time students, including working professionals to gain a solid knowledge foundation about how drugs and medicines are discovered and developed, to increase student’s understanding of clinical, medical, legal and regulatory affairs of the DDD process, and to enhance student’s managerial and communication skills for real-world applications. The curriculum will prepare students with the appropriate knowledge and skills necessary for working in a variety of bio-pharmaceutical industry and non-industry settings and provide students with a real-world environment for learning, practice, and networking. The program is delivered through 80% online didactic courses and 20% on-site training; it can be completed from one to three years, depending on individual student’s schedule and engagement level.
Note: International students shall take all didactic courses online in their home countries. They may participate in on-site training either outside of the US or in the US with a valid F-1 or J-1 visa.
Program Description Video:
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Is your institution public or private? Public
Is your program accepting applications for this program? Yes
Program Start Term: Fall
Satellite/Branch campuses:
  • Program is offered for learning largely online, with a final in-person training component on-campus or in a company.
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Credits Required for Degree: 30
Required Rotations: Research
Seminars: Varies
College-based Qualifying/Comprehensive Exam: Not Required
Other Qualifying Exams or Certifications: Not Required
Thesis/Dissertation: Not Required
Additional Information about Degree Requirements: Earn a letter grade of "C" or better, or a "Pass" grade, for each required course.
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Delivery Method Distance Pathway/Online
Curricular Focus or Concentration:
  • Drug delivery science
  • Medicinal chemistry
  • Pharmacology and toxicology
  • Pharmaceutical sciences
  • Drug discovery and development
Area(s) of Study: Drug Delivery, Drug Development, Drug Discovery, Drug Metabolism, Experimental Therapeutics, Medicinal Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Science, Pharmaceutics, Pharmacodynamics, Pharmacoeconomics, Pharmacogenomics, Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacology, Toxicology
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I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Have you previously enrolled students in this program? Yes
Last academic year-number of accepted students for your program: 4
United States 3
International 1
Last academic year-average overall GPA of the accepted students: 3
Have you graduated your first class for this program? Yes
Academia 1
Industry 1
Government
Other
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Enter any additional information regarding job placements: Two full-time students graduated from this MS program in just one year; two part-time students are still in the program.
Last 5 academic years-estimated average years of study to graduation: 2
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Is the GRE required? No
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Are any of the following tests required for international applicants? TOEFL
Other tests or credentials: English proficiency: Official English (TOEFL) test score reports are required for applicants from non-English-speaking countries where English is not an official language. This requirement is waived for students who have studied for at least 2 semesters in an English-speaking country. TOEFL Code for UNTHSC: 8246.
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Are letters of recommendations required by your program? Yes
If yes, how many letters of recommendation are required? 1
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I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Minimum overall GPA considered: 2.75
Recommended overall GPA considered:
Enter any additional information regarding application or admission requirements: - Degree requirement
* By the time of matriculation into this MS-DDD Program, applicants have earned a BA/BS degree in Chemistry or a discipline of life sciences from an accredited U.S. institution or an internationally comparable institution; or
* Students currently enrolled in a graduate or professional degree program
- At least 6 SCH of Biology, 6 SCH of Chemistry, and 6 SCH of Calculus and/or Statistics.
- GPA 2.75 or higher on a 4.0 scale
- Applicants who do not meet all these criteria may provide an appropriate justification for being considered on a case-by-case basis.
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Percentage of students receiving financial support: 0
Type of financial support available: None
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I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Is your institution participating in the PharmGrad-facilitated Criminal Background Check (CBC) Service? We are not a participating PharmGrad program
Is your institution participating in the PharmGrad-facilitated Drug Screening Service? We are not a participating PharmGrad program
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
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