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Pharmaceutical Sciences, Master of (M.P.S.)

Wu-Pong, Dr. Susanna
Director, Pharmaceutical Sciences Graduate Programs
(804) 828-4328

Admission requirements summary

Pharmaceutical Sciences, Master of (M.P.S.)
Indicate specialization: medicinal chemistry, pharmaceutics, pharmacotherapy, or pharmacoeconomics and health outcomes

M.S. or M.P.S.
of entry:

Fall preferred

Jan 1 for medicinal chemistry track

May 1 (Submission of application by Dec 1 highly recommended)

Special requirements:
International applicants must complete the TOEFL and international admissions application.

The Master of Pharmaceutical Sciences (M.P.S.) is a professional masters degree designed for those students who may not need or desire the laboratory or clinical research portion of the traditional Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences degree. The program normally requires two years to complete. Students may focus on any of the various areas of specialization within the School of Pharmacy that are offered to M.S. students.

Admission, course requirements and other procedures are as described for the M.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences, with the difference between the programs being the form of the final project. The M.P.S. replaces the traditional clinically or laboratory-based research project with a capstone literature-based review. This capstone literature requirement will consist of a review of current literature in a specialty area that is chosen in conjunction with the students adviser and followed by completion of a literature review manuscript suitable for publication.

Student learning outcomes



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