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Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences - Pharmaceutical Sciences, M.Sc.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #801 (QS) , MT,
Nestled in the heart of western Montana’s stunning natural landscape, the University of Montana is a place where top-tier students, educators and researchers from across the country and around the globe come and thrive. UM is located in Missoula, Montana’s second-largest city with a population of 80,000 residents. 

About

Students in the M.S. programs in Pharmaceutical Sciences study and perform research in cardiovascular pharmacology, medicinal chemistry, pharmacogenetics, and cancer research. Students with a background in the biological, biomedical, or chemical sciences are encouraged to consider graduate study in this program.

Roughly 15,000 students attend UM and Missoula College, where they receive a world-class educationin a broad range of subjects that include the trades, liberal arts, graduate and postdoctoral study and professional training. Read our 2013 Assessment reports.

The main campus spans 56 acres at the base of Mount Sentinel along the Clark Fork River and includes the park-like Oval at the center of campus, more than 60 architecturally unique buildings and a 25,200-seat football stadium. UM's 180-acre South Campus offers student housing, a golf course, soccer fields and an outdoor track facility. Missoula College occupies two sites in central and west Missoula.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biochemistry
  • Research Laboratory Rotations
  • Advanced Cellular Biochemistry
  • Research/Thesis
  • Pharmacology 
  • Neuropharmacology
  • Cardiovascular Pharmacology & Toxicol
  • Medicinal Chemistry
  • Toxicology I – Principles of Toxicology
  • Neurosciences 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: Priority will be given to complete applications submitted by December 1
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    30 credits* alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    92

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  • Minimum required score:

    580

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Online Application
  • $60.00 US application fee (paid online with the application),
  • 3 letters of recommendation,
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and/or universities attended,
  • Personal statement, 
  • Official General GRE scores (and TOEFL if international applicant) sent from ETS;

Tuition Fee

  • International

    262 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 262 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    262 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 262 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Missoula

  • 1000 - 2080 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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