MS in Pharmaceutical Sciences


  • Center City Campus
  • College of Pharmacy

Degree Earned

  • Master of Science

Program Length
2 years

Program Type

  • On Campus


Name: Alok Bhushan, PhD
  • Program Director, MS Program in Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Chair, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Professor
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Name: Kristin Lord
Position: Administrative Assistant
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Name: Jefferson College of Pharmacy

901 Walnut Street
Suite 901
Philadelphia, PA 19107

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Program Overview

Graduates of the MS in Pharmaceutical Sciences will demonstrate expertise in the design and application of research methodologies to meet the needs of the evolving biomedical and pharmaceutical industries and academic laboratories. The curriculum provides instruction in all phases of the drug and biologic development process including preclinical drug discovery and development (computational design and synthesis of new molecular entities and molecular characterization), screening and formulation, analytical support for clinical trials, health care pharmacogenomics profiling, metabolite analysis, pharmacokinetic characterization and pharmacodynamics.

The program is part of the Jefferson College of Pharmacy (JCP) and offered in collaboration with Jefferson College of Life Sciences. The program may be completed on either a full-time or part-time course of study and students enrolling in this 34 credit MS program may select either a thesis or non-thesis track.