The Pacific University School of Pharmacy offers an MS in Pharmaceutical Sciences. The MS terminal degree program trains students interested in discovery-based research, who are motivated to disseminate new knowledge in the biomedical sciences.
Training in this program makes students competitive for future academic and employment opportunities in post graduate programs (both clinical and scientific), research, and industry. In addition, students enrolled in the MS program receive on-site leadership training as mentors by serving to support and train other pharmacy students and undergraduate researchers in the laboratory.
The MS degree consists of 56.5 didactic, research, experiential and thesis credits (26.5 of which are shared with the PharmD degree). Some of the shared courses include: Pharmacy Foundations, Pharmacokinetics, Pharmaceutics & Biopharmaceutics, and Personal & Professional Development.