Program Admissions | MS in Pharmaceutical Sciences

Applicants need to complete 62 credits of prerequisite coursework in addition to the following requirements for consideration for the MS program:

  • Bachelor’s Degree: At the time of applying, students must have or expect to earn a bachelor’s degree prior to start of the program. Students pursuing an approved Pacific University School of Pharmacy Bridge Program are eligible to apply for the MS program.
  • Resume/CV
  • Essay: Students will submit a one-page essay detailing their research interests and professional aspirations.
  • Completed MS Application Form: Students must submit this application to be considered for the joint degree program.

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Prerequisite Courses

Conversion of hours | All quarter hours must be converted to semester hours. Quarter hours divided by 1.5 = semester hours. Example: 12 quarter hours = 8 semester hours

Biological Sciences | Minimum 19 semester credits

General Biology with labs | 8 semester credits

  • Year-long series of general biology with labs intended for science majors.

Microbiology (lab not required) | 3 semester credits

Anatomy and Physiology with labs | 8 semester credits

  • Prefer: Human Anatomy, Human Physiology; yearlong series; courses taken at the same institution preferred. Combined A&P courses accepted.

Recommended additional courses | Molecular biology, genetics, cell biology, immunology

Chemistry | Minimum 16 semester credits

General Chemistry with labs | 8 semester credits

  • Yearlong series of general chemistry with labs intended for science majors.

Organic Chemistry with labs | 8 semester credits

Recommended additional course | Biochemistry

Physics | 3 semester credits

General or upper-level Physics with lab

Calculus | 3 semester credits
2.67 semester credits acceptable
English | 6 semester credits

English Composition | 3 semester credits

Other English | 3 semester credits

  • May include composition, literature, creative writing, poetry, etc.
Speech | 3 semester credits
2.67 semester credits acceptable

May include speech, communication, debate

Psychology | 3 semester credits
2.67 semester credits acceptable

General or Abnormal Psychology

Economics | 3 semester credits
2.67 semester credits acceptable

Microeconomics or Macroeconomics

Social/Behavioral Sciences | 3 semester credits
2.67 semester credits acceptable

May include anthropology, geography, government, history, human development, philosophy, political science, psychology, sociology

Humanities/Fine Arts | 3 semester credits
2.67 semester credits acceptable

May include foreign language, drama, geography, history, religion, philosophy, literature, performance arts, visual arts

 

Contact Us

Brendan Stamper, PhD | Program Director
503-352-7287 | stamperb@pacificu.edu