Programs of Study

Master's Degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences

The M.S. program in Pharmaceutical Sciences is designed to provide a foundation for work in the biopharmaceutical industry. Graduates will be expected to support technical roles in research and production settings that will help meet the need for new drugs to treat human disease and that will evaluate the effectiveness of drug therapies, including drug safety. 

Admission and Degree Requirements 

Applicants to the M.S. or Professional Science Master's programs must have a B.S. degree or be in the last semester of their baccalaureate program. Up to 12 credits of appropriate graduate course work with a grade of B or better can be transferred into the UMass Lowell M.S. Pharmaceutical Science programs if approved by the Graduate Coordinator. 

Upon admission or through the successful completion of prerequisite courses, students will be expected to have demonstrated undergraduate level knowledge in biochemistry, calculus, general and organic chemistry and physics. 

Curriculum Plan of Study
The M.S. curriculum will consist of 37 credits of coursework. Coursework will generally be scheduled in the fall and spring semesters. Full-time students should finish in two years. Students who attend part-time should finish within five years. The Program Director and advisors in the program will guide M.S. students through a part-time or full-time program of study. Full-time study is equivalent to 9 credits per semester. View the curriculum plan of study.