Pharmaceutical Sciences, M.Sc. | Chapman University | Los Angeles, United States
24 months
2275 USD/credit 40950 USD/year
2275 USD/credit 40950 USD/year
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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.


Key facts

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
  • Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Processes
  • Pharmaceutical Analysis
  • Seminar in Pharmaceutical Sciences 
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences Research Methods

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 alternative credits


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Academic requirements

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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

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  • International

    40950 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2275 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    40950 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2275 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Los Angeles

1520 - 2570 USD /month
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The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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