Pharmaceutical Sciences at SIUE
While pharmacists work to manage patient care with emphasis on therapies using existing drugs, pharmaceutical scientists are engaged in the discovery and development of new drugs. The Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences provide a multidisciplinary approach to not only determine the detailed biological mechanism of disease, but develop the molecular interventions that can provide the treatment or cure. Students in SIUE's School of Pharmacy are taught in state-of-the-art laboratories by an internationally-recognized faculty with many years of both academic and pharmaceutical industry experience.
Degrees Available at SIUE
- Master of Science
Areas of Concentration
- Medicinal Chemistry
This master’s program prepares students for research positions in the pharmaceutical sciences (industrial, academic or government), or to pursue PhD degrees in health sciences, medical and drug discovery research. In addition, students will be prepared for the sciences component of other non-research but science- and technology-related positions relevant to the pharmaceutical industry (e.g. evaluation of new technologies for business development units, scientific patent advising, administration, consulting).
Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, indicates a continued growth rate for medical scientists of 8 percent between the years 2014-2024.
Graduate assistantships for teaching, research and related administrative duties are available. Assistantships include a tuition waiver and monthly stipend. A graduate assistantship enhances your educational experience and helps to develop valuable professional skills.