M.Sc. On Campus

Pharmaceutical Sciences

University of Toronto

24 months
27520 CAD/year
6210 CAD/year
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The Pharmaceutical Sciences program at the University of Toronto programs provide a stimulating and productive environment for graduate education and research for students with degrees in physical, biological, and social sciences.


About this Degree

Pharmaceutical Sciences encompass all aspects of the delivery, development, administration, and utilization of therapeutic drugs. Research-intensive programs of study are offered in a wide range of areas leading to a Master of Science.

Graduate students may also participate in a wide variety of collaborative specializations offered at the University of Toronto and/or internships which provide the opportunity to gain experience in a pharmaceutical or biotech company or in global health placements around the world.

The Graduate Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy offers students in the physical, biological, clinical, and social sciences a challenging and rewarding research-intensive program leading to the MSc degree. The result is an educational program that encourages multidisciplinary approaches to problems and collaboration between students and faculty members. Graduate students participating in this process are immersed in a challenging program that equips them with new ways of thinking and provides them with multiple tools to approach problems.

The MSc program can be taken on a full-time or part-time basis. All admission and program requirements are the same for the full-time and part-time options. A limited number of students will be admitted to the part-time option.

Programme Structure

  • The MSc is a program of study that provides the appropriate foundation for thesis research. The program depends on the student's background and is planned in consultation with the supervisor and advisory committee, with the approval of the graduate director.
  • Yearly advisory committee meetings
  • Attend at least one research ethics workshop
  • One poster presentation to all faculty and graduate students at Graduate Research in Progress (GRIP).
  • Annual attendance at GRIP.
  • Regular attendance at a minimum of eight Pharmaceutical Sciences departmental seminars as well as student group seminars for two years (or less if all other program requirements are completed).
  • An oral presentation of the student's own research work is given in the student seminar series after the first 12 months of registration in the program.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 56 months

Start dates & application deadlines


1 alternative credits

1.0 full-course equivalent (FCE)


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Graduate Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences' additional admission requirements stated below.

  • An appropriate bachelor's degree from a recognized university with at least a mid-B average in each of the last two years of undergraduate study.

  • The Pharmaceutical Sciences Graduate Admissions Committee considers the applicant's background and accomplishments, academic standing, and financial support from the potential supervisor.

  • If the undergraduate degree was not obtained from a recognized Canadian or US university, the applicant must write and achieve scores at the 50th percentile ranking or better on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE; General Test)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    27520 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 27520 CAD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    6210 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6210 CAD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Toronto

1502 - 2563 CAD /month
Living costs

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


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