M.Sc. On Campus


The University of Iowa

12 months
29379 USD/year
30810 USD/year
11863 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The MS and the PhD in Pharmacy are awarded by the Graduate College. Instruction is offered through the College of Pharmacy. Subprograms for graduate research and courses include Clinical Pharmaceutical Sciences, Medicinal and Natural Products Chemistry, Health Services Research, and Pharmaceutics. This program is offered by The University of Iowa. 


About Pharmacy at The University of Iowa

The hallmarks of a University of Iowa pharmacy degree are patient-centered practice, strong grounding in science and evidence-based practice, exploration of career choices through required and elective courses, and exposure to leadership opportunities within the college, the University, and the profession. Career options may include community and/or hospital pharmacy, public service, consulting and long-term care, teaching and research in academia, managed care, pharmaceutical industry, or research careers. 

The University of Iowa's Pharm.D. program synthesizes basic scientific principles and practice through caring and communication in an integrated professional program. The role of a pharmacist ranges from managing medication for individuals to shaping national health care policy. Students learn to manage aspects of practice, to solve problems, make clinical decisions, clearly communicate ideas, practice ethically, and become leaders in their communities and profession. Students study with professors who, in many cases, are pioneering the development of new drugs and defining the appropriate use of others to solve chronic health problems. 


Advanced study in the pharmaceutical sciences prepares students for research, teaching, and administrative positions in the pharmaceutical industry, in colleges and universities, in government agencies, and in health-related institutions and organizations.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Pharmaceutical Sciences: Drug Development
  • Medicines That Changed or Will Change the World
  • Introduction to Human Pharmacology
  • Drug Disposition and Pharmacokinetics
  • Principles of Drug Discovery
  • High Throughput Screening in Drug Discovery

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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  • February 1 priority date to be considered for financial aid
  • On rare occasions, admission will be granted for the spring or summer session.


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A U.S. bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university, or an equivalent degree from another country as determined by the Office of Admissions.
  • A minimum grade-point average (GPA) of 3.00, or the foreign equivalent as determined by the Office of Admissions.
  • English Proficiency Requirements
  • You must first submit the online application to the Graduate College and pay the $60 application fee by credit card ($100 for international applicants)
  • A statement of purpose
  • A résumé or CV
  • Supplemental information form
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • A set of your unofficial academic records/transcripts uploaded on your Admissions Profile. 
  • Your official GRE scores from Educational Testing Service
  • International students may also be required to submit TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE scores
  • Once recommended for admission, international students must send a Financial Statement

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    29379 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29379 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    30810 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 30810 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    11863 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11863 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Iowa City

1187 - 1841 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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