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What will I learn?

Memorial's School of Pharmacy provides cutting-edge theory in an up-close and personal environment. The School of Pharmacy provides graduate students with the opportunity to conduct original research related to the discovery, delivery, disposition, action, toxicity, cell biology, and utilization of drugs. There are several research laboratories, including separate rooms for organic synthesis, natural products chemistry, and cell culture, in addition to advance formulation and pharmacology labs. All offices and research laboratories in the Health Sciences Centre are connected as a part of the MUNet, a high-speed network linking the campus with the world.

Graduate supervisors in Memorial’s School of Pharmacy are engaged in research in the following areas:

Graduate supervisors in Memorial’s School of Pharmacy are engaged in research in the following areas:

Health Outcomes research assesses the end results of health care services, providing evidence for the value of specific medical treatments or interventions that can be used to make better decisions and improve health care. Research areas:

  • Health economics and policy evaluation
  • Quality and value in health care
  • Medication safety and effectiveness
  • Pharmacist-delivered health services
  • Medication adherence
  • Deprescribing
  • Treatments and health outcomes

Drug Discovery and Delivery research encompasses all aspects of the delivery, development, administration, and use of therapeutic drugs, leading to better treatment options. It includes the definition and characterization of macromolecular substrates that serve as targets for drug design. When a new drug is discovered, it must also be determined if that drug can be delivered to the right part of the body in order to be effective. Research areas:

  • Medicinal chemistry and drug discovery
  • Nanomedicine and targeted drug delivery
  • Pharmacokinetics and drug metabolism
  • Cell signaling and metabolic pathways
  • Molecular pharmacology and neurophysiology

PhD – The PhD program involves courses, a comprehensive exam, and a thesis, and can be completed in four years of full-time study.

Which department am I in?

School of Pharmacy

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
CAD$2,998.00 (US$ 2,174) per year
CAN $1,499 per semester
Start date

5 January 2023


School of Pharmacy

Memorial University of Newfoundland,

Health Sciences Centre,


Newfoundland and Labrador (NL),

A1B3V6, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Other English Language Requirements accepted: The Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) Assessment with a minimum band scores of between 50 and 60 in each of the four skills tested (Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking), with at least two band scores of 60 are the minimum requirements necessary for admission to the Marine Institute; A minimum score of at least 85 on the English Proficiency Test administered by the English Language Institute of the University of Michigan (MELAB); Canadian Test of English for Scholars and Trainees (CanTEST) with a minimum band scores of 4.5 in the listening comprehension and reading comprehension sub-tests and a score of 4 in writing are required to satisfy Marine Institute English proficiency requirements; Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) with a minimum score of 85.

For international students

Applicants must have completed Master’s degree in Pharmacy in closely related fields.

The minimum English proficiency test scores are as follows:

Duolingo (until further notice) - A score of 105 or higher.

TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition test - A score of 80 or higher.

IELTS - An average band score of 6.5 or higher on the academic test.

CAEL - A score between 50 and 60 in each of four bands, with at least 2 band scores of 60.

CanTEST - Band Level 4.5 in the listening comprehension and reading comprehension sub-tests and a score of 4 in writing.

MELAB - A score of 85% or higher.

PTE Academic - Minimum scores of 58 in each of reading, writing, listening, and speaking

Application Deadline:

February 28 for Fall admission

July 31 for Winter admission

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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