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College of Pharmacy

Master's in Pharmaceutical Sciences

A research-based master’s degree focuses studies within a specific area of pharmacy. Students will research, prepare and defend a thesis and publish a manuscript as part of this intensive program.

The College of Pharmacy offers an advanced master's degree in pharmaceutical sciences. Students work with side-by-side with faculty, many of whom are actively engaged in research in their respective fields. The program is an ideal foundation for students interested in pursuing a career in research science, medicine or biomedical or pharmaceutical professional or those who plan to continue their education with doctoral studies.

The master’s program is a two-part process. The first aspect is completion of three core courses: medicinal chemistry, pharmaceutics and pharmacology. Once that coursework is finished, students proceed to defining a program of study and then submitting and defending an initial research proposal (IRP).