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Institution Name University of Pittsburgh
Program Name Pharmaceutical Sciences
Degree Type M.S.
Short Name U of Pittsburgh
Banner Image: PittPharmacy_gradbanner.jpg
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Address 1 3501 Terrace Street
Address 2 229 Salk Hall
Address 3
City Pittsburgh
State Pennsylvania
Zip/Postal Code 15227
Country United States
Program Location: Pennsylvania
Admissions Office Contact(s):
  • Name: Lori M. Altenbaugh
    Title: Graduate Program Coordinator
    Office: 3501 Terrace Street, 229 Salk Hall
    Phone (Work): 412-648-1014
    Email: altenbaughlm@pitt.edu
  • Name: Maggie Folan, PhD
    Title: Director, Graduate Program in Pharmaceutical Sciences
    Office: 3501 Terrace Street, 250 Salk Hall
    Phone (Work): 412-383-9996
    Email: folanm@pitt.edu
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Contact Information Video:
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
What is your application deadline for the upcoming academic year? January 04, 2022
Is your program participating in PharmGrad? Yes
Application Fee: $50
Application Deadline Description:
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Program Description Graduates with MS degrees in Pharmaceutical Sciences are sought after by the pharmaceutical industry, governmental agencies (FDA and NIH), and academic institutions.

About the Program

The PittPharmacy MS in Pharmaceutical Sciences is a one-year program, preparing students for careers focused on drug discovery, novel dosage formulations, drug development, and drug therapy optimization. Graduates from the MS in Pharmaceutical Sciences Program have the power skills and competencies for career success.

Areas of Specialization

There are six areas that students may select to specialize their education.

Clinical Pharmaceutical Scientist
Medicinal Chemistry
Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy Research
Pharmaceutics
Pharmacology
Pharmacometrics and Systems Pharmacology (PSP)
Training consists of a sequence of required core courses, elective courses, journal clubs, and a literature review project.
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
Satellite/Branch campuses:
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Credits Required for Degree: 30
Required Rotations: Not Required
Seminars: Required
College-based Qualifying/Comprehensive Exam: Required
Other Qualifying Exams or Certifications: Not Required
Thesis/Dissertation: Required
Additional Information about Degree Requirements:
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Delivery Method On Campus
Curricular Focus or Concentration:
  • Clinical Pharmaceutical Scientist
  • Medicinal Chemistry
  • Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy Research
  • Pharmaceutics
  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacometrics and Systems Pharmacology
Area(s) of Study: Clinical Research, Drug Delivery, Drug Development, Drug Discovery, Drug Metabolism, Experimental Therapeutics, Health Outcomes, Health Policy, Health Services, Immunology, Industrial Pharmacy, Infectious Disease, Informatics, Medicinal Chemistry, Molecular Medicine, Natural Product, Pharmaceutical Science, Pharmaceutics, Pharmacodynamics, Pharmacoeconomics, Pharmacogenomics, Pharmacognosy, Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacology, Pharmacometrics, Pharmacotherapy, Pharmacy Policy, Public Health, Toxicology
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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: 16
United States 2
International 14
Last academic year-average overall GPA of the accepted students: 3
Have you graduated your first class for this program? Yes
Academia 3
Industry 7
Government
Other 13
Unknown 3
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Last 5 academic years-estimated average years of study to graduation: 2
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Is the GRE required? No
Verbal Reasoning:
Quantitative Reasoning:
Analytical Writing:
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Are any of the following tests required for international applicants? TOEFL or IELTS
Other tests or credentials:
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? 3
Enter any additional information regarding recommendations: Recommendations should be written by faculty members or mentors.
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Minimum overall GPA considered: 3.0
Recommended overall GPA considered: 3.5
Enter any additional information regarding application or admission requirements: Statement of Purpose is required. Please include what faculty member you are interested in working with and why.
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Percentage of students receiving financial support: 0
Type of financial support available: None
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Is your institution participating in the PharmGrad-facilitated Criminal Background Check (CBC) Service? No
Is your institution participating in the PharmGrad-facilitated Drug Screening Service? No
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Admin Status Published
Old ID 1872
AACP Institution Number
SIDS 20