Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences (MSPS)
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Contact Information

Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences (MSPS)
309 E. Second Street
United States

Program Application Deadline

April 01, 2020
Our MSPS program accepts students during fall and spring semesters. Applications must be received (including all supporting application materials) no later than September 1st for the spring semester and April 1st for the fall semester.

Program Description

Recent advances in pharmaceutical science make pharmaceutical research a rewarding career for people interested in improving lives through the discovery, development, and manufacture of new pharmaceutical products.

Emphasizing interdisciplinary study, WesternU’s two-year Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences (MSPS) program will expose you to cutting-edge areas of pharmaceutical research and study, including neuro-pharmacology, physiology, pharmaceutics and drug delivery, pharmacokinetics, genetics, environmental toxicology and molecular immunology.

We will provide you with a strong research focus and the training and skills you need for a career in academia, the pharmaceutical industry, or public/private research institutions.

Institution Information

Fall, Spring

Degree Requirements

Not Required
Not Required
A minimum of 36 semester credit hours is required for completion of the MSPS program. This includes 16 hours of didactic study and 20 hours of research credits, leading to a thesis. Students are required to submit a written thesis to the Thesis Advisory Committee for approval at the end of their two years. In addition, students will be required to defend their thesis via an oral presentation of the thesis content at the end of the program.

Degree Information

On Campus
Biological Science, Biomedical Sciences, Biometrics/Biostatistics, Cosmetic Science, Drug Delivery, Drug Development, Drug Discovery, Drug Metabolism, Immunology, Nanotechnology, Pharmaceutical Science, Pharmaceutics, Pharmacodynamics, Pharmacoeconomics, Pharmacogenomics, Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacology, Toxicology

Program Statistics

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

GRE and Other Tests

Taken within the last 5 years
Official test scores for the general aptitude portion (verbal, quantitative, and analytical) of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) taken within the last five (5) years, with a combined verbal and quantitative score of greater than or equal to 300 is recommended and a minimum of 10% for the analytical writing section
All applicants submitting course work from foreign universities are required to pass English language requirements before they are eligible for financial assistance. A minimum score of 89 on the Internal Based TOEFL (iBT) or 6.5 on the IELTS is recommended. Only scores less than 2 years old from the application deadline will be considered.

Letters of Recommendation

Three letters of reference are required from individuals who are familiar with the applicant’s scholarship and research potential.

Other Admission Requirements

Graduates with a Bachelor of Science or Arts degree in pharmacy, chemistry, biology or a related scientific area are eligible for application. Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate coursework with an overall GPA of 2.50 or greater on a 4-point scale.

Financial Support

Tuition Waiver, Stipend, Teaching Assistantship
Financial support, which includes a stipend and full payment of tuition, is available to qualified applicants on a limited, competitive basis in the form of teaching and research assistantships. Support is for 12 months (including summers) and is limited to two consecutive years for any student. Students may also receive a travel stipend, which allows for travel to a national meeting.

Background Checks and Drug Screenings

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