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Contact Information

College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, St. John's University
Dept. of Pharmaceutical Sciences
8000 Utopia Pkwy
New York
United States
New York

Program Application Deadline

March 01, 2020
Please note that while the program uses rolling admissions and is continually assessing applications, it is recommended that applications for the start of the SPRING semester be completed by Nov. 1st of the previous year, and applications for start of the FALL semester be completed by Mar 1st of that year.

Program Description

The degree is offered with areas of specialization in: Industrial Pharmacy, Medicinal Chemistry, Pharmacology, or Pharmacotherapeutics and Pharmaceutical Biotechnology (non-thesis) and prepares graduates to contribute skills and mastery of advanced topics to the evolving needs of the pharmaceutical and biomedical fields in both educational and industry environments. Graduates are trained to develop skills in critical thinking necessary for positions in research, pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, academic, and government institutions. All aspects of the program are designed to train students in the interpretation basic and clinical research through critical analysis in order to foster lifelong learning.

The program is offered with two options, both leading to a degree of Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences. There is an option involving original research with culminates with the defense of a thesis by the student. The student research is performed under the mentorship of a Faculty member with expertise in the student’s chosen area of specialization. Within the Department there are more than 30 independent research groups lead by faculty with a diverse range of expertise and research interests including pharmaceutical dosage design, drug discovery, synthesis and production, pre-clinical testing, toxicity studies, nanotechnology, pharmacogenomics, gene therapy, molecular modeling, pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic modeling. Some therapeutic areas of interest include cancer, diabetes, infectious diseases, and pulmonary disease. Students are trained in an inter-disciplinary environment that provides depth and breadth of knowledge with the opportunity for collaborative research with individuals with expertise in other fields. The second option does not require original research or a defense of a thesis (non-thesis option), however, there are opportunities for students to participate in research in a voluntary manner outside of their

Institution Information

Fall, Spring

Degree Requirements

Not Required
Not Required
Not Required
The degree requires either successful completion and defense of a thesis based on original scientific research (thesis option) with 24 credits of course work and 6 credits of research, or a minimum of 33 credits of course work along with successful completion of a comprehensive exam (non-thesis option).

Degree Information

On Campus
Industrial Pharmacy, Medicinal Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Science, Pharmacology, Pharmacotherapy

Program Statistics

Last academic year-country of origin of the accepted students:
Last academic year-graduates job placement:

GRE and Other Tests


Letters of Recommendation


Other Admission Requirements

Basic requirements include GRE scores (verbal and quant are considered), official transcripts from any other degrees (WES evaluation is required for foreign transcripts), Letters of recommendation, language scores maybe necessary as well depending on the individual applicant (e.g. IELTS or TOEFL), and statement of purpose.

Financial Support

Tuition Waiver, Stipend, Research Assistantship, Teaching Assistantship, Department or University Scholarship
Assistantships and Fellowships are available through the Dept. after registration and enrolment. Assistantships and Fellowships provide full tuition remission and a stipend. Students apply each semester and are evaluated based on availability and merit. There are a limited number of Assistantship and Fellowship positions. No guarantee of Assistantships or Fellowships are provided prior to enrolment and registration.

Background Checks and Drug Screenings

We are not a participating PharmGrad program
We are not a participating PharmGrad program