PharmD/MS

The School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences offers three five-year programs leading to a Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD)/Master of Science (MS) degree involving advanced coursework and intense graduate level research training.

Curriculum

Admission Requirements

  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Two letters of recommendation (only one for Clinical and Translational Therapeutics)
  • Resume 
  • Personal statement
  • Research experience is desirable. 
  • For the PharmD/MS in Pharmacometrics and Personalized Pharmacotherapy: demonstrated proficiency in mathematics and computational sciences is required. Calculus 2 is recommended.
  • Bachelor’s degree and GRE are waived for PharmD candidates.

How to Apply

MS applications must be submitted by Dec. 31 prior to fall admission. Late applications are not considered.

  • Apply to the PharmD/MS for the term in which you will officially enter the MS program. Students may enter the MS after their P1, P2 or P3 year.
  • Apply here and sign in using your existing account information or create a new account to start a new application.  Under Program of Study, choose the applications that include "Cohort:"
    • Pharmaceutical Sciences (PharmD Cohort) - MS
    • Pharmacometrics and Personalized Pharmacotherapy (PharmD Cohort) – MS
    • Clinical and Translational Therapeutics (PharmD Cohort) – MS

Note for International UB SPPS PharmD students

If a student completes the PharmD/MS Pharmaceutical Sciences (PHC), PharmD/MS Pharmacometrics and Personalized Pharmacotherapy (PPP) or PharmD/MS Clinical and Translational Therapeutics (CTT), they may be eligible for an additional two years of work authorization (after Post-Completion OPT) using the OPT STEM extension.

In addition to completing the PharmD/MS degree, your future employment must be in the field of PHC, PPP or CTT respectively, and also meet the other STEM OPT requirements. Please review all STEM OPT eligibility requirements and consulting with International Student Services (ISS) with any questions. 

Questions?

  • For questions pertaining to our MS programs in Pharmaceutical Sciences and Pharmacometrics and Personalized Pharmacotherapy, contact Robert Bies, PharmD/PhD, Director of Graduate Studies and Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences.
  • For questions pertaining to our MS progrm in Clinical and Translational Therapeutics, contact Brian Tsuji, PharmD, Program Director and Associate Dean, Clinical and Translational Sciences.