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Pharmaceutical Sciences, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #201 (ARWU) Corvallis, OR, United States
The College of Pharmacy at Oregon State University offers a research-oriented graduate study program in Pharmaceutical Sciences that is individually designed to meet each student’s career interests and goals.

Overview

Our nationally renowned faculty members have strengths in all areas of pharmaceutical science, and many have been recognized for teaching excellence, outstanding research and their professional activities. Research focus areas include the exploration and design of anti-infective agents, the design and development of innovative drug dosage forms, and the mechanisms and consequences of drug interactions with living organisms.

We are currently accepting applications from students interested in the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in Pharmacy encompassing the disciplines of pharmaceutics, medicinal chemistry/natural products, or pharmacology.  

Prospective students may apply to the Doctor of Philosophy in Pharmaceutical Sciences degree in the College of Pharmacy at Oregon State University encompassing the disciplines of pharmaceutics, medicinal chemistry/natural products, or pharmacology.  The College of Pharmacy does not accept applications from students interested in stand-alone M.S. degrees.  However, we will accept applications from students who, for funding reasons, must obtain an MS degree en route to a Ph.D. degree.  This should be clearly noted in the applicant's statement. Our formal application deadline is Jan 1 for matriculation in Fall term.  However, interested students should apply as soon as possible.  Special funding is available from Oregon State University to attract the most highly qualified applicants.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Pharmaceutics I 
  • Pharmaceutics II 
  • Bioanalytical Chemistry 
  • Physical Chemistry 
  • Radiotracers Chem
  • Biochemistry

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    45 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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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).

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

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General Requirements

  • A four-year baccalaureate degree
  • Academic Records/Transcripts 
  • Test Scores
  • Letters of Reference
  • Resident Alien/Permanent Resident Card (Green Card)
  • Financial Documentation (INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS ONLY)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11100 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5550 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    11100 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5550 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    5748 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2874 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Corvallis

  • 1397 - 2490 USD/month
    Living Costs

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