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Pharmaceutical Science, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #262 (QS) , NJ,
The post-genomic and Big Data era in pharmaceutical science is one of rapid and exciting change. Research avenues for pharmaceutical scientists are wide open, driven by the completion of the Human Genome Project, Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) technology and Big-Data computational capability. The Pharmaceutical Science program is offered at Rutgers University.


At the forefront of this new era of molecular and cellular pharmaceutics is the graduate program in pharmaceutical science at Rutgers’ Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, ranked among the top programs in this field in the 2010 National Research Council (NRC) ratings.

Here students find a research environment in which competitive, funded, and cutting-edge work is conducted with a multidisciplinary faculty of respected scientists. Students learn the skills and knowledge demanded by the modern needs of our field, mastering the ability to both:

  • advance current knowledge in traditional pharmaceutical science and
  • integrate the great strides being made in genomics, molecular/cellular biology, and Big Data capability into a new understanding of pharmaceutical science.

Scientists graduating from our Pharmaceutical Science program from Rutgers University enjoy a competitive advantage in pursuing successful careers in academia, regulatory agencies, and the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.

Learning Goals 

  • Attain mastery of the essential aspects of practice and research in the field of pharmaceutical sciences
  • Engage in and conduct original research (for Master’s degree with thesis)
  • Prepare to be professionals in pharmaceutical sciences

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Pharmaceutics
  • Advanced Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamcis
  • Molecular and Cellular Pharmaceutics
  • Dermaceutics
  • Design of Experiments
  • Ethical Scientific Conduct
  • Independent Research Proposal
  • Seminar in Pharmaceutical Science
  • Research in Pharmaceutical Science

Detailed Programme Facts

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

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General Requirements

  • Personal statement, official transcripts, resume, and three letters of recommendation.
  • GRE General, TOEFL/IELTS for International Applicants

Tuition Fee

  • International

    26360 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13180 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    26360 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13180 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for New Brunswick

  • 1204 - 2970 USD/month
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