Pharmaceutical Science and Business (MS)
Students are expected to choose elective courses based on their career goals, such as:
Pharmaceutical Research and Development for individuals who would like to pursue or enhance a career in the area of drug discovery, biotherapeutics, pharmaceutics, product formulation, manufacturing process development, the design of clinical trials, etc.
Regulation of Pharmaceuticals for individuals who would like to pursue or enhance a career in the area of the US or international regulatory affairs, writing and submission of regulatory applications, compliance, quality assurance, process validation, product labeling, quality control and design of clinical trials related to the regulation of pharmaceuticals, etc.
Pharmaceutical Management for individuals who would like to pursue or enhance a career in pharmaceutical product management, project management, supply chain management, marketing, etc.
- An earned bachelor's degree in Pharmaceutical Science, Biotechnology, Biology, Chemistry, Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology or other closely related disciplines from an accredited institution.
The applicants should have adequate preparation in general and organic chemistry, biology, mathematics, physics, biochemistry, and basic pharmacology.Applicants that received their bachelor 10 or more years prior to the application date may be required to take a placement test.
- A minimum grade-point average (GPA) of 2.5
- Application to CUNY requiring:
- A personal statement (not more than 1,500 words).
- Three letters of recommendation from referees in academia and/or related professional fields.
- A current resume.
- Official transcript(s) from all universities and colleges attended.
- A nonrefundable $75 application fee payable by check or money order to York College Office of Admissions.
Undergraduate science students (Chemistry, Biology, Physics or others) who apply to the M.S. program in Pharmaceutical Science and Business in addition to meeting the GPA criteria and strong recommendations may have to meet additional course requirements.
Proof of proficiency in the English language (TOEFL*, IELTS* or Duolingo*) is required for all applicants:
- Whose first language is not English, and
- Who was educated in a country where English is not the official language.
This requirement is not based on country of citizenship or permanent residency, but on the two stated conditions.
*A TOEFL minimum score of 100 or a IELTS minimum score of 7 or a Duolingo minimum score of 105 is strongly suggested to successfully complete the M.S. program.
If Educated Outside the USA:
An evaluation from a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) is required for applicants who received their bachelor’s degree from a non-US institution.
York College Office of Admissions will gather and screen the applications for minimum requirements, initial processing, and GPA calculation. Admissions decisions will be made by the Graduate Advisory Committee of the department. In some cases, applicants may be invited for an on-site interview.
|PHS501||Pharmaceutical Discovery and Development||3|
|PHS502||Pharmaceutical Discovery and Development Techniques||3|
|The laboratory courses may be substituted with other elective courses for students with a minimum of 1-year laboratory experience in the industry. The substitution requires departmental permission.|
|PHS505||Foundations of Regulatory Affairs||3|
|PHS506||Pharmaceutical Ethics and Intellectual Property Management||3|
|PHS507||Pharmaceutical Industry and Business||3|
|PHS508||Pharmaceutical Science and Business Capstone Project||3|
|This course is in lieu of a Master's Thesis and Comprehensive Exam.|
|Elective courses are 3 credits each; total requirement is 4 courses (12 credits) to be chosen from the following:||12|
|PHS511||Special Topics in Pharmaceutical Discovery and Development||3|
|PHS512||Pharmaceutical Quality Assurance, Process Validation and Controls||3|
|PHS513||Design of Clinical Trials||3|
|PHS515||International Regulatory Affairs||3|
|PHS516||Pharmaceutical Product Labeling||3|
|PHS517||Writing and Submission of Regulatory Applications||3|
|PHS518||Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Management||3|
|PHS520||Pharmaceutical Product Management||3|
|PHS521||Pharmaceutical Project Management||3|
Tuition and Fees
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