Graduate Program in Medicinal Chemistry
Curriculum

Ph.D. in Medicinal Chemistry

Core courses - 23 credits; Elective courses - 15 credits; Research in Medicinal Chemistry (16:663:701,702) - 34 credits

Core Courses

PharmD/PhD dual degree in Medicinal Chemistry - For highly motivated students already enrolled in the PharmD program at Rutgers Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy

The program enables qualified students to complete requirements for both degrees in a shortened time frame by beginning their PhD coursework and research while still enrolled in the PharmD program. In addition to their PharmD curriculum, qualified students need to complete a PhD curriculum that includes: Core courses - 20 credits; Elective courses - 12 credits; Research in Medicinal Chemistry (16:663:701,702) - 40 credits.

Core Courses

M.S. in Medicinal Chemistry - Thesis Option (Full-Time Students)

Core courses - 16 credits; Elective courses - 9 credits; Research in Medicinal Chemistry (16:663:701,702) - 6 credits

Core Courses

M.S. in Medicinal Chemistry - Non-Thesis Option (Full-Time and Part-Time Students)

The curriculum and requirements are the same as for the Thesis M.S. with the exception that students must take two additional 3-credit courses in place of the research requirement. The Non-Thesis M.S. students must enroll in the 3-credit Non-Thesis Masters Programmatic Study in Medicinal Chemistry (16:663:620) during their last semester in the program. In the Non-Thesis Masters Programmatic Study in Medicinal Chemistry (16:663:620), students are required to write a literature review or conduct a small research project culminating with a final written critical essay. The literature review or the critical essay must be submitted and defended orally before a committee of three members.