Pharmaceutical Science Graduate Programs

Begin developing your personal story of scientific discovery at the University of Pittsburgh! The School of Pharmacy offers graduate training at the MS and PhD level for highly motivated individuals. Picture yourself as a graduate student in the laboratory of one of the School of Pharmacy's outstanding faculty mentors as you synthesize a potential new drug, formulate a delivery system, determine a mechanism of action, or move a discovery from the bench to the bedside.

PhD Program

Learn skills, techniques, and critical thinking from leading scientists as you embark on your own journey of scientific discovery to improve the future of healthcare. Pitt Pharmacy offers a rich research environment and resources for you to achieve your scientific and career goals. 

MS Programs in Pharmaceutical Sciences

The master’s program is designed for students to build a solid foundation in a focused research area that prepares you to pursue a PhD or begin your career. Expert faculty mentor students in skill development and critical thinking.

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MS Program in PharmacoAnalytics – Pharmaceutical Outcomes Research

The online MS in Pharmaceutical Outcomes Research prepares you for a data science career to evaluate drug utilization and patient outcomes. Current Pitt PharmD students have the option to enroll in this program while they are enrolled in the PharmD Program.

Frequently Asked Questions

How to Apply

Please refer to the graduation application page.

What are the academic requirements to enter the PhD program at the University of Pittsburgh?

Please refer to the admissions criteria page. Click here to view the page.

Must I take the TOEFL test and if so, what is the minimum score requirement?

International applicants who are citizens of a country whose official language is not English and who have not completed a degree program at a regionally accredited institution in the United States must complete either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL; or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS; A minimum score of 100 on the iBT (Internet-based test), 550 on the PBT (Paper-based test), 130 on Duolingo, or 213 on the CBT (Computer-based test) of the TOEFL, OR a minimum score of Band 7.0 on the IELTS, is required for admission.

Is financial aid available?

Please refer to page describing financial support.