Joint Degree Programs
Doctor of Pharmacy/Master of Science
We offer a joint program that allows you the opportunity to pursue the Master of Science degree while studying for the Doctor of Pharmacy degree. You may elect to study in any one of the four specialization areas described in the graduate program: Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy, Pharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics, or Pharmacology and Toxicology.
This program is for you if you are a highly-qualified and motivated student who is interested in simultaneously pursuing the Pharm.D. and M.S. degrees. You will be expected to complete the Pharm.D. program requirements, as well as all additional credits required for the M.S. degree. You will also complete a research project, and write and defend a thesis.
If you are enrolled in the Doctor of Pharmacy program, you are eligible to apply for admission to this joint degree program in the first semester of your first professional year (by May 1st). The following are required at that time:
- Statement of purpose
- Two letters of recommendation
Credits taken for the masters degree are billed at the graduate course rate.