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What will I learn?

Graduates of the USC School of Pharmacy’s multidisciplinary master’s degree programs are highly sought after by leading institutions in academia, industry and government. The Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences emphasizes basic as well as applied research in drug delivery and targeting, utilizing medicinal chemistry, computational chemistry, pharmaceutics, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, immunology, and molecular and cell biology.

The purpose of the USC School of Pharmacy Masters program in Pharmaceutical Sciences and Masters program in Molecular Pharmacology and Toxicology is to prepare students with foundational coursework in pharmaceutical sciences, pharmacology, and related sciences, and to facilitate their performance of original, high-level basic or applied research in the discipline specific to the graduate’s area of emphasis, such as drug discovery, drug design, drug delivery, drug targeting, or pharmacology, utilizing approaches encompassing the expertise in the School of Pharmacy in medicinal chemistry, computational chemistry, pharmaceutics, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, immunology, molecular biology, biochemistry, and cell biology. Graduates are recruited to top Ph.D. programs in pharmaceutical sciences, pharmacology, and related disciplines or employed in the pharmaceutical or biotech industry, or government (e.g., FDA).

Which department am I in?

USC School of Pharmacy

Study options

Full Time (28 units)

Tuition fees
US$57,256.00 per year
Start date

Expected August 2023


Health Sciences Campus

University of Southern California,



90033, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have a Bachelor degree earned at an institution recognized by the Ministry of Education.

For international students

Candidates with a bachelor’s or master’s degree in pharmacy, chemistry, biology or other related disciplines are invited to apply. Applicants must have demonstrated proficiency in verbal and written English and in fundamental scientific areas such as organic and physical chemistry, biochemistry, biology, mathematics, statistics and computer science.

Applicants to master's programs who have attained an Internet Based TOEFL (iBT) score of 90, with no less than 20 on each sub-score; or an IELTS score of 6.5, with no less than 6 on each band score.

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


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