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Pharmaceutical Science Degree Programs

Master’s Degree

The MS in pharmaceutical sciences with a concentration in pharmaceutical chemistry provides students with a strong foundation in analytical techniques, pharmacology, metabolism, QA/QC, and drug chemistry. This program, offered by the College of Pharmacy, may be of interest to those who currently work or who would like to work in the following areas:

  • Pharmaceutical industry
  • Drug regulation agencies
  • Analytical laboratories
  • Biotechnology companies
  • Hospital and clinical laboratories

This program will also be of interest to chemistry majors who wish to obtain graduate-level training in pharmaceutical sciences with the intent of later entering the pharmaceutical industry. These programs provide a mechanism for students worldwide to take graduate coursework specifically tailored to their pharmaceutical career aspirations, with focus areas in:

  • Early Drug Development/Drug Discovery
  • Management Position in Preclinical Drug Development
  • General Interest in Drug Design & Development

Why take UF’s master’s degree in pharmaceutical sciences with a concentration in pharmaceutical chemistry?

  • Earn a world-class online degree from the highly renowned University of Florida
  • Pursue a pharmaceutical career in an expanding industry
  • Work in an innovative field discovering new cures and remedies
  • Continue working while pursing convenient graduate education and enhanced career opportunities
  • Gain international insights into medicinal chemistry and pharmacology from professors and peers
  • Create flexible course schedules
  • Study under highly engaging and responsive professors and staff
  • Complete coursework online
  • Network worldwide to build career opportunities and relationships

Graduate Certificate

The graduate certificate in pharmaceutical chemistry gives working professionals the flexibility to enhance their credentials entirely online. The 15-credit graduate certificate can be completed in as little as one year. Courses include:

Credits from the graduate certificate can later be transferred toward that online master’s degree in pharmaceutical sciences, if admitted.

Admissions

Master’s Degree Admission Requirements

The minimum requirements to apply to the program as a master’s degree student are:

  • A baccalaureate degree in a natural science subject from an accredited institution
  • An upper-division GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Acceptable GRE scores

Graduate Certificate Admission Requirements

The minimum requirements to apply to the program as a graduate certificate student are:

  • A baccalaureate degree in a natural science subject from an accredited institution
  • An upper-division GPA of 2.0 or higher

Non-Degree Admission Requirements

The minimum requirements to apply to the program as a non-degree seeking student are:

  • A baccalaureate degree in a natural science subject from an accredited institution
  • An upper-division GPA of 2.0 or higher

For more information about requirements, exceptions, and applying with a non-U.S. degree, visit the admissions page.

Pharmaceutical Sciences Tuition Information

UF’s pharmaceutical sciences graduate program offers competitive in-state tuition for all students, regardless of location.

Application Fee: $35

Cost per Credit Hour: $575 plus fees

Credits Required for Master’s Degree: 32

Credits Required for Graduate Certificate:15

Total Master’s Degree Tuition: $18,400 plus fees

Total Graduate Certificate Tuition: $8,625 plus fees

For more information about the costs of attendance and financial aid, visit the tuition page.

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