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College of Health Sciences

Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences

Admission and Degree Requirements

Applicants to the M.S. program in Pharmaceutical Sciences must have a B.S. degree or be in the last semester of their baccalaureate program. Up to 12 credits of graduate work of appropriate course work with a grade of B or better can be transferred into the UMass Lowell MS 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 successfully demonstrated undergraduate level knowledge in biochemistry, calculus, general and organic chemistry and biology or anatomy and physiology.

The application for this program requires two letters of recommendation. We do not require official GRE test scores for this program. For more information on admissions requirements, please see the UMass Lowell Graduate Admission website.

The M.S. curriculum will consist of 32 credits of coursework. Coursework will generally be scheduled in the fall and spring semesters. Full-time students should finish in 12 months by taking course during the summer terms. Students who attend part-time should finish within five years.

The Program Coordinator and advisers 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.

Total credits for the MS degree is 32.

Degree Pathways for student entering:
  • Fall 2023 and Beyond
  • Before Fall 2023