Industrial pharmacists are responsible for quality control, using the latest technologies to research drug compounds, conduct trials to test medications for safety and develop new drugs that save lives.
The Master of Science program in Pharmaceutics with Specialization in Industrial Pharmacy prepares students for careers in the pharmaceutical manufacturing industry and for entry into Ph.D. programs in pharmaceutical sciences and other related fields.
The mission of the Master of Science in Pharmaceutics with specialization in Industrial Pharmacy is to uniquely prepare students for entry into the pharmaceutical industry and for entry to the Ph.D. programs in pharmaceutical sciences and other related fields. Graduates of the program will be highly sought after by the global pharmaceutical industry to support research, development and manufacturing operations. Alumni should become positioned to assume leadership positions within the pharmaceutical industry as well as within academia thus further elevating the stature of the Division of Pharmaceutical Sciences, LIU Pharmacy and of the university as a whole.
Program Goals and Objectives
Goal 1: Demonstrate acquisition of knowledge of fundamental concepts in pharmaceutics/industrial pharmacy.
1.1 List and explain the physical and chemical properties of solvents and solutes that affect solubility, stability, and other biopharmaceutic properties/behaviors used in the development of dosage forms.
1.2 Describe the important factors necessary for the design, manufacture, and evaluation of various dosage forms and other drug delivery systems.
1.3 Develop, validate and apply different instrumental analytical techniques toward the analysis of drug substances in various dosage forms.
1.4 Identify and explain the principles that govern absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion of drug substances, and the factors that influence these processes.
Goal 2: Integrate advanced knowledge and concepts in pharmaceutical sciences.
2.1 Demonstrate the ability to interpret and analyze data.
2.2 Design, manufacture and evaluate dosage forms and other drug delivery systems.
2.3 Characterize and evaluate the physicochemical properties of pharmaceutical materials.
Goal 3: Effectively communicate scientific information both orally and in writing to inform and educate professional and scientific peers.
3.1 Retrieve, analyze, and interpret the scientific literature to provide information for dissemination orally or in writing.
3.2 Verbally deliver information in an organized, persuasive and logical manner using supportive documentation and visual aids.
3.3 Create documents that are technical, analytical, relevant in content and well organized.
Goal 4: Develop a group dynamic and teamwork abilities.
4.1 Demonstrate one’s personal contributions to group projects or assignments.
4.2 Summarize information gleaned from group experiences and communicate findings.