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College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences

The Art Of Research And Development

From novel medications to innovative skincare therapeutics, new applications for existing drugs to breakthroughs in immunology, the field of pharmaceutical sciences is vast and growing. With a Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences degree from WNE, you will be ready to make the most of emerging opportunities in research or industry through a customizable program that you align with your personal career goals.

Why Choose the Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences?

Central to the MS in Pharmaceutical Sciences program is the flexibility for interest-based specialization through electives and selection of a thesis advisor in such disciplines as medicinal chemistry, pharmacology, pharmaceutics, cosmeceuticals, pharmacogenomics, toxicology, neuroscience, oncology, immunology, biochemistry, pharmacoeconomics, data analytics, and biomedical engineering. Faculty from the Pharmaceutical & Administrative Sciences Department of the College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences, as well as faculty from the Colleges of Engineering, Arts & Sciences, and Business may serve as thesis advisors to varied MSPS research projects.

What to Expect

“I started out with aspirations of being a hospital pharmacist. But I discovered that pharmaceutical research was much more aligned with my goals and interests,” says Dominick Buccitti, Graduate Student. “WNE gave me the flexibility and support to easily change my major from Pharmacy to Health Sciences with a minor in Chemistry, so that I could build the academic foundation to confidently enter a master’s program.”

What Will You Study?

The thesis-based 38-credit MS in Pharmaceutical Sciences program can be completed in five full-time semesters (fall, spring, summer, fall, spring). The curriculum builds on science-related undergraduate study, making it ideal for students holding bachelor’s degrees in biology, chemistry, health sciences, neuroscience, biomedical engineering, biochemistry, biotechnology, or health sciences. Through coursework taught in the state-of-the-art classrooms and labs of the Center for the Science and Pharmacy, you will be well-prepared for career paths as a research scientist or in product development and/or quality assurance. As a WNE graduate, you will also possess the skillsets prized by employers: divergent thinking, communication, teamwork, leadership, and an entrepreneurial mindset—essential to careers in discovery and innovation.

Top Five Reasons to Choose the MS in Pharmaceutical Sciences

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Broad-based Research Opportunities

We have 7 focus areas, pharmacology, medicinal chemistry, pharmaceutics, biomedical sciences, pharmacogenomics, neuroscience and administrative sciences, allowing you to tailor your education to your interests while providing the background knowledge you will need to be successful.

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Individualized Attention

WNE is committed to keeping the cohort for the MSPS small, giving you the opportunity to develop strong relationships with your peers and professors, as well as receive any necessary support along the way.

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Stand Out to the Pharmaceutical Industry

This program provides outstanding preparation for work in the pharmaceutical industry as well as in related fields such as cosmeceuticals.

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Mentorship and Cross-disciplinary Research

You’ll have the opportunity for mentorship, collaboration, or advisement not only by Pharmacy faculty, but also professors from the Colleges of Arts and Sciences or Engineering.

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Excellent Preparation for Medical School or PA Programs

This program can provide another valuable credential as a stepping stone for entry into highly-competitive programs.

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