The Master of Science (M.S.) in Pharmaceutical Sciences will prepare students for a career in the highly interdisciplinary field of pharmaceutical sciences. The field of pharmaceutical science involves the integration of concepts from organic chemistry, biochemistry, physiology, pharmacology, and molecular biology for the design, and synthesis of drugs as well as for understanding the mechanism of drug action. As a practitioner in this field you may work on the discovery and development of novel drugs, creating efficient use of existing drugs, and lowering the cost of therapy employing less expensive protocols for manufacturing drugs.
Rowan University’s M.S. in Pharmaceutical Science will provide you with a challenging and innovative learning environment so as to prepare you for further advanced graduate (Ph.D.) or professional (M.D./Pharm.D.) programs or scientific careers in the chemical, pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. The program also provides highly specialized training and improves effective communication skills to make you more competitive in the job market when compared to the graduates of other less focused programs.
The Rowan University Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences program requires the completion of 31 semester hours (s.h.). Students can opt to do either the thesis or non-thesis track.
The following courses make up the M.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences program.
Thesis Track Courses: 25 semester hours (s.h.)
The thesis track is for students who desire to perform research as part of their graduate education. Thesis Track students enroll in 25 core s.h. and 6 restricted elective s.h.
Note: The courses listed above are not official and are subject to change. For an official list of available courses please visit the Rowan Global section tally.
The following is a list of items required to begin the application process for the program. There may be additional action or materials required for admission to the program. Upon receipt of the materials below a representative from the Rowan Global Admissions Processing Office will contact you with confirmation or indicating any missing items.
Bachelor's degree (or its equivalent) in Chemistry, Biochemistry Biology, or a related field from an accredited institution of higher learning
Official transcripts from all colleges attended (regardless of number of credits earned)
Current professional resume
Two letters of recommendation
Letters of recommendation should be from professional administrators and include information, which attests to applicant's ability to pursue a graduate degree
Typewritten statement of professional objectives
Provide reasons for pursuing the program. Describe how you might use this program to advance your career (educational goals beyond the master's level, if applicable, are also relevant).
Recommended minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 2.8 (on a 4.0 scale)
Foundation Courses (eligible applicants must have successfully completed the following undergraduate foundation courses at an accredited institution prior to admission):
General Chemistry (2 Semesters)
Organic Chemistry (2 Semesters)
The following undergraduate coursework is recommended prior to admission: Biochemistry, Physical Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, and Analytical Chemistry.
Start Dates & Application Deadlines
The chart below details available entry terms for the M.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences program as well as corresponding application deadlines. Submitting the Application Form is only the first step to beginning the admission process. All of the required materials listed above must be received on or before the application completion deadline for your desired entry term to be considered for admission to that term. We encourage you to complete the application form and begin submitting your materials at least one month before the deadline indicated.
Tuition & Costs
Per Semester Hour
Note: This rate applies to academic year 2017/2018 and is subject to change.