Pharmaceutical Sciences

Chapman University

24 months
2150 USD/credit
2150 USD/credit
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Graduates of the Pharmaceutical Sciences program at Chapman University can pursue a variety of career opportunities in the pharmaceutical industry. The School of Pharmacy's location in beautiful Irvine, CA, provides unique opportunities for students to network with nearby biomedical, biotech, and pharmaceutical companies.

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Graduates are also positioned to work as researchers at universities, government and non-profit agencies, and at national laboratories such as the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

The Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences offered by Chapman University is a 2-year, year-round thesis program for students interested in the following research areas:

  • Drug Design and Discovery/Medicinal Chemistry
  • Microbiology/Immunology
  • Pharmaceutics, Drug Delivery, And Pharmacokinetics
  • Pharmacology
  • Structural Biology
  • Social and Administrative Sciences

Why Choose CUSP?

CUSP will provide students with a solid foundation in an integrated and interdisciplinary program within the pharmaceutical sciences that combines:
  • A comprehensive education and training to include strong foundational pharmaceutical sciences knowledge, ethics, and regulatory issues related to research trials from bench work to translational science
  • Leadership, innovation and entrepreneurship in drug and medical devices development through didactic course work and active-learning internships
  • Course work that broadens the trainees’ background to complement research development in future Ph.D. programs or career opportunities in the industry
  • An optional global experience that combines research, language immersion and an understanding of cultural nuances

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Ethics, Regulation and the Pharmaceutical Pipeline
  • Drug Discovery and Development
  • Biologics
  • Introduction to Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Processes
  • Pharmaceutical Analysis
  • Seminar in Pharmaceutical Sciences I
  • Seminar in Pharmaceutical Sciences II
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences Research Methods

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


36 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
3 (required)
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
80 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.
53 (required)

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited university or college or international university in one of the following subjects
  • Two letters of recommendation from a professor or employer who is familiar with your academic abilities.
  • A personal statement of approximately 500-1,000 words
  • A copy of official transcript from the bachelor’s degree granting institution
  • A resume or curriculum vitae including relevant experience

Additional Information for International Students

  • Transcripts – Applicants submitting transcripts from foreign universities must submit: transcripts in the native language as well as an English translation.
  • Unofficial English Proficiency Exam results may be submitted with Student Test ID number.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2150 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2150 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    2150 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2150 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.


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