M.Sc. On Campus

Pharmaceutical Sciences

North Carolina Central University

24 months
18046 USD/year
18046 USD/year
4740 USD/year
Tuition fee
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At Pharmaceutical Sciences from North Carolina Central University students who complete our graduate studies program leave North Carolina Central University with an M.S. degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences, which has a focus in either Drug Discovery or Biomanufacturing. 


At Pharmaceutical Sciences from North Carolina Central University  the program, which places an emphasis on laboratory research, provides a solid foundation for those who plan to pursue a career in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries or continue their education at the doctoral level. 

The two-year program in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the North Carolina Central University has been developed by our highly credentialed faculty (nearly 100% of whom have industry experience) and biotechnology experts, including representatives from Biogen Idec, Merck, GlaxoSmithKline, Bayer Corporation and Novozymes.

Key Features 

  • Our industry-inspired core facilities allow us to truly connect education with real-world practice — providing our students with the most comprehensive training possible and preparing them to step into jobs ready and able to make a difference on day one. 
  • In addition to training the world’s next great scientists, we also provide our faculty with a world-class research facility that allows them to conduct studies spanning subjects.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biosensors and biochips for early cancer diagnosis
  • Cancer research
  • Chemical biology
  • Cheminformatics approach to model neurodegenerative
  • Disease targets
  • Drug discovery (including for type-II diabetes, obesity and metabolic syndrome)

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online graduate admission application
  • $50 non-refundable application fee
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Official transcripts of all schools attended (if you earned your degree from a non-U.S. school, please see the international applicant requirements)
  • Statement of purpose/personal statement
  • "B: average in major science courses
  • Completion of Organic Chemistry I/II and Biochemistry
  • The GRE is not required

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18046 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9023 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    18046 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9023 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • In-State

    4740 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2370 USD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Durham

990 - 1670 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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