What will I learn?

The College of Pharmacy offers a research-intensive Master of Science degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences. This program could be an excellent choice for you if you are a graduate with a Bachelor of Sciences Honours degree or Health Profession degree including Pharmacy.

As an MSc (Pharm Sci) student, you’ll be given the tools you need to become a high quality, research-based scientist. This program will not only prepare you to contribute to drug discovery, but also development in academia and the pharmaceutical industry.

This program offers students the flexibility of either full-time or part-time study. While the full-time program is typically completed in two years, the part-time program can be completed at a pace that allows students to keep up with family obligations and part-time work.

Learning outcomes:

As a graduate student in the MSc (Pharmaceutical Science) program you will have the opportunity to carry out original research, participate in graduate student and invited speaker seminars. You will also gain skills and experience in a variety of areas specific to your chosen area of research.

What will I learn?

  • General laboratory techniques
  • Techniques specific to your chosen area of research
  • How to develop and execute a research project
  • Ability and confidence to clearly and succinctly communicate research results to the scientific community
  • Critical-thinking skills

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Health

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
CAD$14,571.12 (US$ 11,775) per year
Application deadline

31 December 2021

Start date

5 January 2022, 2 May 2022

Venue

Dalhousie University

Studley Campus,

Henry Hicks Academic Admin Building, Room 130, 6299 South Street, PO Box 15000,

HALIFAX,

Nova Scotia (NS),

B3H 4R2, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Completion of a minimum of a four-year DDS (or equivalent) from a university-based dental institution with a minimum overall average equivalent of A- (85%). English language requirement: computer-based TOEFL minimum of 100; IELTS score minimum of 7.5.

For international students

Applicants must have,

  • Four-year Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 (B average) in the last 60 credit hours of study
  • Degree granted by university of recognized standing

English language requirement:

  • Internet-based TOEFL (Academic iBT): 92
  • MELAB: 85
  • IELTS: 7
  • CAEL: 70 with no band score lower than 60
  • Dalhousie College of Continuing Education (CCE): A-
  • Pearson English Test PTE Academic: overall score of 65 and nothing below 54

The application deadline for September admission is Apr 01, January admission is August 31 and May admission is December 31.

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

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