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Institution Name University of South Florida
Program Name Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology
Degree Type M.S.
Short Name U of South Florida
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Address 1 12901 Bruce B. Downs Blvd, MDC 30
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City Tampa
State Florida
Zip/Postal Code 33612
Country United States
Program Location: Florida
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I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
What is your application deadline for the upcoming academic year? June 01, 2024
Does this program use rolling admissions?
Is your program participating in PharmGrad? No
Link to Application
Application Fee: $30
Application Deadline Description: Fall application Deadline: June 1st
Spring application Deadline: October 15th
Summer application Deadline: February 15th
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Program Description Graduate Programs was founded in 2013 with the mission to create graduate level education programs in pharmacy while producing global pharmacy leaders, one scholar at a time. The vision is to develop cutting-edge research training while preparing students with the foundational knowledge and expertise in the area of pharmaceutical nanotechnology. We pride ourselves in creating a diverse learning environment for both students and faculty, while offering unique opportunities through the use of emerging technology.

Consistent with USF's mission, the strategic goals of Graduate Programs are to:
1. Enhance domestic and international recruitment, enrollment, and retention of graduate students that reflects diversity
2. Enhance the academic experience of and the quality of life for graduate students
3. Pursue research funding and conduct and publish research that leads to opportunities for graduate student success
4. Partner with the other USF Colleges and SUS institutions to develop creative initiatives that promote graduate student research
5. Serve as a leader in promoting interdisciplinary graduate programs

Graduate Programs offers the Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology degree, 5 different graduate certificate programs, PharmD/M.S. concurrent degree program, and a wide range of elective course options. Highlights of the M.S. in Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology (MSPN) Program include: Flexible course offering – ability to complete courses 100% online or on campus, 32 credits total, can be completed in a fast as 1 year, Ability to start any time (Fall, Spring, or Summer terms), Opportunity to pursue a broad range of career paths, Program accepts International and Domestic students.
Program Description Video:
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Is your institution public or private? Public
Is your program accepting applications for this program? Yes
Program Start Term: Fall, Spring, Summer
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I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Credits Required for Degree: 32
Required Rotations: Research
Seminars: Required
College-based Qualifying/Comprehensive Exam: Not Required
Other Qualifying Exams or Certifications: Not Required
Thesis/Dissertation: Varies
Additional Information about Degree Requirements: The M.S. in Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology is offered with a variety of pathways, including 5 concentrations and a specialization in nanomedicine. Depending on the concentration selected, students can complete the program 100% online, on campus, or a hybrid format. In addition to research options, we offer opportunities that allow our students to pursue internships with various partner sites.
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Delivery Method Hybrid
Curricular Focus or Concentration:
  • Nanomedicine Specialization
  • Biomedical Engineering Concentration
  • Complementary and Integrative Pharmacy Concentration
  • Drug Discovery, Development, Delivery & Manufacturing Concentration
  • Entrepreneurship in Pharmacy and Pharmaceutics Concentration
  • Translational and Clinical Research Concentration
Area(s) of Study: Bioengineering, Biomedical Sciences, Biotechnology, Drug Delivery, Drug Development, Drug Discovery, Drug Metabolism, Molecular Biology, Molecular Medicine, Molecular Science, Nanoscience, Nanotechnology, Pharmaceutical Marketing, Pharmaceutical Science, Pharmaceutics, Pharmacodynamics, Pharmacoeconomics, Pharmacogenomics, Pharmacognosy, Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacology, Pharmacometrics, Pharmacotherapy, Pharmacy Policy, Pharmacy Practice, Toxicology, Translational Science
Enter any additional degree information regarding your curricular focus or concentration and/or area(s) of study: Topics covered include: Nanoscale Drug Delivery Systems, Nanomaterials in Medicine, Risk Management, Scientific Writing, Ethics in Pharmaceuticals, Pharmacogenomics, Pharmacy Practice Management, Personalized Medicine, Geriatric Medicine, Pharmacy Leadership, Regenerative Medicine, Medical Biochemistry. Students benefit not only from interdisciplinary coursework, but interdisciplinary faculty as well from across various departments at USF, including medicine, engineering, and more.
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Have you previously enrolled students in this program? Yes
Last academic year-number of accepted students for your program: 32
United States 13
International 19
Last academic year-average overall GPA of the accepted students: 3.34
Have you graduated your first class for this program? Yes
Enter any additional information regarding job placements: A degree in pharmaceutical nanotechnology can translate into many different occupational titles. Based on an alumni survey of graduates in the program, students have self-reported the following positions for which they were recruited and hired: Senior Biological Scientist, Research Associate, Clinical Research Associate/Coordinator, Lead Research and Development Chemist, Formulations Chemist, and Intellectual Property Associate to name a few.
Last 5 academic years-estimated average years of study to graduation: 1
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Is the GRE required? No
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Enter any additional information regarding the GRE: The GRE specifically is not required, however, students can certainly submit a copy of standardized test scores. The following test scores are accepted: GRE, PCAT, MCAT, DAT. If you have taken another test and would like to apply it to your admissions application, contact the Admissions Recruiter.
Are any of the following tests required for international applicants? TOEFL or IELTS
Other tests or credentials: For international applicants, students may also submit Duolingo scores for English proficiency
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Are letters of recommendations required by your program? Yes
If yes, how many letters of recommendation are required? 2
Enter any additional information regarding recommendations: Minimum of two (2) letters of recommendation (preferably from previous professors or employers within the field of science; – all must be fairly recent – within the last five years of coursework or employment).
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Minimum overall GPA considered: 3.0
Recommended overall GPA considered: 3.0
Enter any additional information regarding application or admission requirements: Applicants must meet University Admission and English Proficiency requirements, as well as requirements for admission to the major, listed below.

Bachelor’s degree preferably in the biomedical, biological, chemical sciences or engineering
Minimum of two (2) letters of recommendation
A resume
Professional Statement
For international applicants, if transcripts are not in English, transcripts must be accompanied by a course-by-course evaluation from a foreign transcript evaluation.

Final determination for admission will be made by Graduate Director based on GPA, test scores, letters of recommendations, resume an personal statement combined
GRE Institution for ETS GRE Scores: 5828
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Percentage of students receiving financial support: 0
Type of financial support available: None
What is the minimum financial support for eligible students apart from tuition remission? N/A
Enter any additional information regarding financial support: Student have multiple opportunities for funding via our USF Health Financial Aid office,, for which we invite student to reach out to their office for more information.
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Is your institution participating in the PharmGrad-facilitated Criminal Background Check (CBC) Service? We are not a participating PharmGrad program
Is your institution participating in the PharmGrad-facilitated Drug Screening Service? We are not a participating PharmGrad program
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
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