Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences
Become a leader in drug design, delivery, disposition and action with the Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences in the School of Pharmacy at Temple University. While Pharmacy students study the science of preparing and dispensing drugs to patients, Pharmaceutical Sciences students study how to design and create treatments. The full-time, thesis-based Pharmaceutical Sciences MS graduate degree prepares you to be an integral part of this industry, which is critical to the discovery and distribution of new medicine and contributes to the overall well-being of society. You will focus on one concentration over the five-year course of study, with access to leading-edge research and technology throughout your time in the program.
Pharmaceutical Sciences MS graduates pursue careers in industries such as biotechnology, biomedical, healthcare and pharmaceutical, or in government agencies. They also pursue research or careers in clinical sciences, drug analysis, drug design and development, and drug commercialization. Upon completion of your degree, you may choose to work toward the Pharmaceutical Sciences PhD.
Though the curriculum varies depending on the concentration you choose, the coursework is interdisciplinary and incorporates biochemistry, molecular modeling, organic chemistry and pharmacology. You’ll study important processes in advanced pharmaceutical sciences, including chemical synthesis, drug manufacturing, how a drug is transported and its interactions in a living organism. During your final years in the program, you will produce a research-based thesis study.