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Graduate Bulletin

Pharmaceutical Sciences/Pharmaceutics, M.S.

Concentration: Pharmaceutics, Non-Thesis Option


Admission Requirements and Deadlines
Application Deadline:

Fall: June 1                                  

Spring: October 1                              

Summer: February 1          

Applications are processed on a semi-rolling basis.

APPLY ONLINE to this graduate program.

Letters of Reference:

Number Required: 3

From Whom: Letters of recommendation should be obtained from college/university faculty members familiar with the applicant's academic competence and professionals in a supervisory position.

Coursework Required for Admission Consideration:

It is recommended that applicants should have completed a minimum of two years of General Chemistry, including Organic Chemistry; one Analytical Chemistry course; and Mathematics, including at least Introductory Calculus. A course in Physical Chemistry is also advisable.

Bachelor's Degree in Discipline/Related Discipline:

A baccalaureate degree in Pharmacy, Biology, Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, or Mechanical Engineering is required.

Statement of Goals:

The Statement of Goals should be approximately 500-1,000 words and should include the following elements: your interest in Temple's program; your research goals; your future career goals; and your academic and research achievements.

Standardized Test Scores:

The GRE is no longer required.

Minimum TOEFL score needed to be accepted: 600 paper-based, 250 computer-based, or 100 internet-based.


A resume is required.

Transfer Credit:

With approval, courses related to pharmaceutics may be transferred in at the time of application. Applicants must present supporting documentation (syllabus, course description, transcript) for transfer consideration. The maximum number of credits a student may transfer into the M.S. program is 6.

Program Requirements
General Program Requirements:

Number of Didactic Credits Required Beyond the Baccalaureate: 36

Required Courses:

PS 8002:  Pharmaceutical Analysis

PS 8003:  Pharmaceutical Manufacturing I

PS 8004:  Pharmaceutical Manufacturing II

PS 8005:  Pharmaceutical Biotechnology

PS 8006:  Physical Pharmacy I

PS 8007:  Applied Biopharmaceutics

Approved elective courses for the Non-thesis M.S. degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences can be found on the website: www.temple.edu/pharmacy/programs/NonThesisCourses.html#table5b.

Internship: No internship is required.

Language Examination: No language examination is required.

Culminating Events:

This program has no culminating events.

Program Contact Information:


Department Information:

Office of Graduate Studies

Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences

School of Pharmacy

3307 N. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19140


Department Contacts:


Sophon Din


Program Coordinator:

Daniel J. Canney, Ph.D.

Graduate Chairperson:

Daniel J. Canney, Ph.D.

Associate Director of Graduate Studies:

Joy Baumgarder, Ph.D.



Robert Raffa, Ph.D.

About the Program

The School of Pharmacy offers a graduate program leading to the M.S. (both thesis and non-thesis options) and the Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences. The program is designed to prepare students for positions in the pharmaceutical industry and government agencies.

Time Limit for Degree Completion: 3 years

Campus Location:

Fort Washington, Health Sciences

Students may take a majority of required and elective courses at Fort Washington. Some courses may be offered at the Health Sciences campus.

Full-Time/Part-Time Status:

The Non-Thesis M.S. is considered a part-time program. Students may complete the degree program through classes offered during evenings and weekends primarily at the Fort Washington campus.

Department Information:

Office of Graduate Studies

Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences

School of Pharmacy

3307 N. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19140


Interdisciplinary Study:

The program encourages interdisciplinary coursework, research, and collaborations among faculty and students with interests in Biochemistry, Molecular Modeling, Organic Chemistry, and Pharmacology.


Not applicable.

Study Abroad:



Not applicable.


Not applicable.

Areas of Specialization:

Faculty members specialize and offer graduate coursework in controlled release dosage forms, drug metabolism, encapsulation, mechanisms of drug action, pharmaceutical analysis, pharmacokinetics, and solid dosage forms.

Job Placement:

Graduates generally find employment in the pharmaceutical industry or government agencies.


Not applicable.

Non-Matriculated Student Policy:

Non-matriculated students are able to take up to 9 credits before formal application must be made to the program.

Financing Opportunities

Because the non-thesis M.S. is considered a part-time program, funding in the form of assistantships or fellowships is not available.

Updated 1.20.12