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Contact Information

College of Pharmacy
Oregon State University
203 Pharmacy Building
United States

Program Application Deadline

January 01, 2021
$75 (domestic applicant) / $85 (international applicant)
For full consideration, please submit a complete application, including letters of reference, by January 1, 2021.

Program Description

Oregon State University is a leading public research university that is the state’s land-grant university and is one of only two universities in the U.S. to have sea-, space-, and sun-grant designations. The College of Pharmacy at Oregon State places high priority on graduate education and the improvement of human health by advancing the discovery and understanding of medicines. We offer a research-oriented graduate program of study in pharmaceutical sciences that is individually designed to meet each student’s career interests and goals. Note that we have previously encouraged all students to continue to a Ph.D. degree, so limited historical data is available for this stand-alone M.S. program. Our nationally renowned faculty members have strengths in wide-ranging areas of pharmaceutical science: many have been recognized for teaching excellence, outstanding research and their professional activities. Research focus areas include the discovery and design of anti-infective agents and treatments for chronic diseases, the design and development of innovative drug dosage forms using nanotechnology, and the mechanisms and consequences of drug interactions with living organisms. These research areas generally align with the three graduate program tracks of pharmaceutics, medicinal chemistry/natural products, or pharmacology, while presenting the opportunity for cross-disciplinary training in a highly collaborative environment.

Prospective students select one of these three disciplinary tracks in which to select a major advisor / research group for thesis or non-thesis projects. Departmental seminars, journal clubs, an annual retreat, travel support to attend conferences, and opportunities to obtain teaching qualifications contribute to training and professional development. We envision that our pharmaceutical sciences graduates will be competent to expand the knowledge of their discipline(s), communicate research findings and teach future pharmaceutical scientists.

Institution Information

  • Robertson Life Sciences Building, Portland, Oregon

Degree Requirements

Not Required
OSU requires a total of 45 credits for an M.S. degree. Of these total credits, didactic course work requirements are 24 credits for a thesis M.S., or 30 credits for a non-thesis M.S. degree. A GPA of 3.00 must be maintained in "didactic courses", which exclude thesis, seminar, and reading & conference classes.

Degree Information

On Campus
  • Medicinal Chemistry track
  • Pharmaceutics track
  • Pharmacology track
Biochemistry, Bioengineering, Biological Science, Biomedical Sciences, Biotechnology, Cancer, Cellular Biology, Developmental Science, Drug Delivery, Drug Development, Drug Discovery, Drug Metabolism, Immunology, Infectious Disease, Informatics, Medicinal Chemistry, Molecular Biology, Molecular Science, Nanoscience, Nanotechnology, Natural Product, Pharmaceutical Science, Pharmaceutics, Pharmacognosy, Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacology, Radiopharmacy, Toxicology, Vaccine Technology
All pharmaceutical sciences graduate students are required to take a foundational course in drug action and training in responsible conduct of research. The remaining coursework varies based on the three disciplinary tracks and is generally customized to the research project and interests of the student for a thesis M.S.

Program Statistics

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

GRE and Other Tests

As of September 2020, OSU College of Pharmacy no longer requires GRE scores. The admissions committee takes a holistic approach to review of applications when making admissions decisions.

Letters of Recommendation

Recommendation letters are expected to come from professional contacts. We do not review letters from family members and close acquaintances.

Other Admission Requirements

A four-year baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university, and a combined GPA of 3.0 in the last 90 quarter hours of graded undergraduate work on the first baccalaureate degree and all work completed thereafter are required by Oregon State University for graduate program admission.
We welcome applications from a variety of science and engineering majors. Successful students have entered the program with Bachelors degrees in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology, Molecular Biology, Psychology, Neuroscience, Chemical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Marine Biology, Microbiology, and pre-medical and pre-health sciences degrees, among others.
While GRE scores are required, we utilize a holistic application review that takes into account multiple factors including field of interest when making admissions decisions. Individual faculty members do not independently accept students into our program. Acceptance decisions are made by our College graduate studies committee.


Financial Support

Students interested to continue to a Ph.D. program may be eligible for support and should contact us before applying to the M.S. program.

Background Checks and Drug Screenings

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