MS Degree

The UA College of Pharmacy offers an MS degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences.

The MS programs provide rigorous scientific training similar to that taking place in the PhD track but with different academic requirements and less extensive research training.  The College of Pharmacy offers two different MS degrees.

Health & Pharmaceutical Outcomes Graduate Program Track

The goal of the MS program is to provide the student with the essential skills and abilities to assume managerial and leadership positions related to the economic analysis, outcomes of pharmaceuticals, pharmaceutical services and health care in health care organizations, government agencies, pharmaceutical companies, and academic institutions. Students will receive an MS degree in pharmaceutical sciences emphasis in health and pharmaceutical outcomes. Many MS graduates pursue pharmaceutical industry or managed care careers, which involve activities such as working as the project development, design, and management level, assisting in product development and marketing. The average time to graduate is less than 3 years.  Learn More

Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Science (MSPS) Program Track

The MSPS degree provides a broad background in Pharmaceutical Sciences for students pursuing advancement in their careers or exploring the pursuit of an advanced degree. This degree is ideal for students pursuing Medicine, Pharmacy or other advanced health sciences degrees, those looking to transition to a PhD program, mid-career professionals seeking further training in the field, and students seeking experience in a range of pharmacy research areas. Students have the opportunity to take coursework in the areas of Drug Discovery & Development, Pharmacology & Toxicology, Pharmaceutics, and Health & Pharmaceutical Outcomes. This non-thesis program can be completed in three semesters. Those interested in the Ph.D. programs in the College of Pharmacy will have an opportunity to pursue optional research in the summer and apply to the program in the fall of their second year. Courses taken in the MS program can be transferred to a PhD degree. Learn More