Innovative Education for the Health Care Revolution
The human genome is the key to the personalized health care of the future. This degree prepares students for career opportunities in biologic technology, at genetic testing laboratories, within the pharmaceutical industry, or to augment areas of clinical practice.
The Bernard J. Dunn School of Pharmacy (BJDSOP) at Shenandoah University was one of the first pharmacy schools to integrate pharmacogenomics into our curriculum. Extending our dedication to pharmacogenomics education, BJDSOP and Inova have partnered to offer a Master’s of Science (MS) degree in Pharmacogenomics and Personalized Medicine (PGPM) for health care professionals and individuals with undergraduate science-focused degrees interested in exploring this fascinating field of study and applying knowledge of the human genome to research and clinical practice.
Some of the areas covered include:
- Genetic predictors of disease
- Applying genetic principles to guide therapeutic decisions
- Mastering genetic interpretation tools
- Ethical, legal and social implications of the human genome
We understand that your time is precious. Our master’s program provides exclusively online instruction designed to give you the schedule flexibility you need and can be completed in six terms (fall, spring, summer). Students will develop graduate-level critical thinking and analysis, problem solving, scientific inquiry, self-directed learning and the effective use of modern technology for continued enhancement of pharmacogenomics and personalized medicine. The successful student will possess strong time management and technology skills.
Please direct questions about the program to PGxMasters@su.edu.
Program of Study
- Genetic Foundations of Personalized Medicine
- Essentials of Pharmacogenomics
- Pharmacokinetic Principles
- Applied Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacogenomics I
- Applied Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacogenomics II
- Applied Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacogenomics III
- Genomic Technology and Data Science
- Clinical Applications Pharmacogenomics
- Pharmacogenomics Literature Evaluation
- Analytical Techniques – Pharmacogenomics
- Ethics in Genomic Science
- Therapeutic Antibodies
- Special Problems in Pharmacy I
- Special Problems in Pharmacy II
Meet the Faculty
The Bernard J. Dunn School of Pharmacy recruits faculty who are accomplished teachers, researchers, and clinicians.
The MS in Pharmacogenomics and Personalized Medicine provides students with the skill set needed to pursue specialized fields in health care and research that are poised for growth. Start your application today!