Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences (Master’s Program/ Doctoral Program)

Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences
(Sakado Campus)

Aiming to train the specialists who will support health with a broad outlook and in-depth expertise.
There is now a strong demand for experts in pharmaceutics and dietetics with more advanced and in-depth skills to support national health and the quality of life. To respond to these needs, the Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences at Josai University has revised its Master’s program. The school pursues in-depth expertise through upgraded courses, exercises and practical experience to teach students the advanced technologies for supporting health. In order to analyze ever more complex health issues, the school also takes a multifaceted approach and facilitates learning beyond the area of specialization. Based on both these aspects, the school aims to educate balanced specialists who combine advanced expertise with the applied skills to respond to a broad range of fields. The school  educates specialists who will be able to make broad contributions to health in their own fields including drug discovery, cosmetic product development, functional foods development, and medical care.

Overview of the Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Doctoral Program (4 years)
School of Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (6 years)
Doctoral Program (3 years)
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Master’s Program (2 years)
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (4 years)
Master’s Program (2 years)
Clinical Dietetics and Human Nutrition
Department of Clinical Dietetics and Human Nutrition, Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (4 years)

Pharmacy (Doctoral Program, 4 years)

AreaCourse NameReseach Description
Drug discovery Medicinal Chemistry Analysis of drugs and molecular interaction in target proteins, and research related to structure-activity
Phamacognosy Research on natural medicines oriented toward drug development
Physical Pharmacy Analysis of the mechanisms in drugs for permeating the epithelial cell layer, molecular sensor research, and the development of drug delivery systems
Biological defenses Hygiene Chemistry/Toxicology Clarification of the pathogenic mechanism for lipid metabolism disorders and xenobiotic-induced toxicity, development of methods to reduce damage to organisms
Biochemistry Bioinformatics and research related to molecular lx sugar-lectin interaction
Pharmacology Research related to understanding, preventing and improving cerebral function mechanisms in life-style-related diseases
Medical care Clinical Pharmacology Pharmacological research related to the efficacy and safety of drugs when developing pharmaceuticals
Microbiology Identification of new antibacterial substances and application of surface antigens to protect against bacterial infection
Bio-analytical Chemistry Physiology Detect and identify new biogenic substances, develop analytical methods for the biogenic substances, analyze and research physiological functions
Analytical Pharmaceutics &informatics Clarify the causes and pathology of life-style related diseases, develop prevention and treatment methods
Drug Safety Management Data mining of medical information and analysis of the factors that modify drug action
Pharmaceutics Research related to administration methods and therapeutic management systems in order to apply safe and effective nutritional and drug theraoies
Pharmaceutical Research related tomethods of formulation and administration aimed at mucosal permeability control of drugs and physiologically active substances
Technology Research related to development of drug delivery systems
Hospital Pharmaceutic Development of drug administration systems that are safe and appropriate to patients

Pharmaceutical Sciences (Doctoral Program, 3 years)

AreaCourse NameReseach Description
Pharmaceuticals/Functional Cosmetics Pharmaceutics & Cosmeceutics/Dematological Physiology Reseach related to delivery systems and functional evaluation of pharmaceuticals and cosmetics that contribute to health and presymptomatic disease
Research related to skin lipids and structure aimed at developing cosmetics and analyzing skin disease
Functional Foods Food science Research and evaluate modulatinng effect of foods and food ingredients on biological functions, design and evaluate foods with disease prevention and healing effects
Functional Food Science Reseach related to the safety and efficacy of functional foods and the impact of functional ingredients on biological functions
Clinical Science & Biomedicine Develop new cancer therapies by inhibiting the supply of nutrients
Dietry Toxicity Immunobiochemistry Evaluate oxidative stress in the body caused by dietary toxicity, research and evaluate foods and drugs for dietay toxicity avoidance
Bioorganic Chemistry Research physiological regulation based on biomolecular interaction, clarify activation mechanism
Pathophysioligy Interaction between foods and clinical conditions, impact of food intgredients on protein glycation
Pharmacotherapy Food and drug interaction, nutritional status and drug interaction
Molescular Nutrition Molecular mechanisms and the effect of flavonoids and polyunsaturated fatty acids on lipid metabolism and bone metabolism
Dietary Toxcity Evaluation food ingredients and their toxic effects (dietary toxicity), investigate food structures and drug therapies that control dietary toxicity
Clinical Nutrition Research impact of nutrients on life-style related disease to establish effective nutritional therapies for metabolic syndromes

Pharmaceutical Sciences (Master’s Program, 2 years)

Among the broad range of specialist fields in pharmaceutics, the school aims to train professionals with advanced specializations who can participate in advanced medical care by deepening academic foundations geared toward pharmacists who qualified under the old training system, and highly specialized global professionals who can participate in a broad range of fields with a focus on safety, research and develop drugs, cosmetics, functional foods, consumer chemicals, or other chemical substances with potential for human ingestion or exposure.
Six core areas of the curriculum where individuals can deepen their expertise
Basic Pharmaceutics / Immunobiochemistry / Functional Drugs / Functional Cosmetics / Functional Foods / Pharmaceutical Healthcare

Career paths for graduates:
Students who have completed the Master’s Program in Pharmaceutical Science continue to work in a range of fields where they’re highly valued.

○Continued studies 
○Manufacturing companies
○Cosmetics companies
○Food companies 
○Chemical products companies
○Clinical trial companies  

Clinical Dietetics and Human Nutrition (Master’s Program, 2 years)

The school aims to train professionals with advanced specialties who can contribute to healthcare, design foods with advanced functions, and design meals that avoid dietary toxicity. Placing the focus on medical care in teams, the objective is to train global professionals with advanced specialties who can participate in the development of functional foods, disease prevention, and acquire the basic knowledge to understand the biological effects of foods, drugs and toxins based on the biosciences. The school also accepts alumni of other departments than the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Science.
Curriculum for future objectives: Clinical Dietetics and Human Nutrition / Dietary Toxicity
Career paths for graduates:
Students who have completed the Master’s Program in Clinical Dietetics and Human Nutrition go on to work in a range of fields where they’re highly valued.

○ Hospitals
○ Drugs manufacturing and chemicals
○ Food manufacturing and sales
○Clinical trials
○ Pharmacies
○ Insurance and welfare
○ Education and graduate studies
○ Public service