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» Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences

Do you want to gain the skills and knowledge to combat COVID-19 and other diseases?

The Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences (MSPS) is a 4-semester thesis-based program for students interested in a broad range of scientific disciplines critical to the discovery and development of new drugs and therapies that impact our global health.

Research areas include:

  • Drug Design and Discovery/Medicinal Chemistry
  • Microbiology/Immunology
  • Pharmaceutics, Drug Delivery, And Pharmacokinetics
  • Pharmacology
  • Structural Biology
  • Social and Administrative Sciences


Graduates of the program can pursue a variety of career opportunities in the pharmaceutical industry. The School of Pharmacy's location in beautiful Irvine, CA, provides unique opportunities for students to network with nearby biomedical, biotech, and pharmaceutical companies. Graduates are also positioned to work as researchers at universities, government and non-profit agencies, and at national laboratories such as the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Part-time program options are available for working professionals. 

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