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.
- 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.
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
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
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
General or upper-level Physics with lab
English Composition | 3 semester credits
Other English | 3 semester credits
- May include composition, literature, creative writing, poetry, etc.
May include speech, communication, debate
General or Abnormal Psychology
Microeconomics or Macroeconomics
May include anthropology, geography, government, history, human development, philosophy, political science, psychology, sociology
May include foreign language, drama, geography, history, religion, philosophy, literature, performance arts, visual arts