Dalhousie University - Faculty of Graduate Studies

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School:Dalhousie University - Faculty of Graduate Studies
Faculty:Faculty of Graduate Studies
Degree:Master
Field of Study:Pharmaceutical Sciences
Description: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.
URL:Pharmaceutical Science at Dalhousie University - Faculty of Graduate Studies
Thesis Based:Yes
Course Based:Yes
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $12,322

This cost estimate is for Year 1 of the program, and includes incidental fees.

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites:*

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

    Students will be considered for acceptance into the Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences via: a completed BSc (Pharm) or PharmD degree (a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.3 (B+ average) with a suitable letter of recommendation from a faculty member with first-hand knowledge of the potential students academic abilities; a completed BSc (honours) degree (or equivalent demonstrated research experience) in a related scientific field, not limited to: pharmacology, biochemistry, chemistry, microbiology, chemical or biochemical engineering, with a suitable letter of recommendation from a faculty member with first-hand knowledge of the potential students academic abilities (e.g. thesis supervisor); or a completed MD, DVSc, DDS, or equivalent with demonstrated research experience with a suitable letter of recommendation from a faculty member with first-hand knowledge of the potential students academic abilities (e.g. thesis supervisor). Students without these prerequisites, that wish to be accepted into the program, may enroll in specific courses at Dalhousie in consultation with a potential graduate supervisor, in order to demonstrate their ability and aptitude. Subsequent entry into the MSc (Pharmaceutical Sciences) in a later academic year will be dependent upon satisfactory performance in the chosen courses and is not guaranteed.

    Test Scores:
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 92] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 85] or CanTEST [min. 4.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 580] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 7]

    English is the language of study at Dalhousie; therefore all applicants whose first language is not English must demonstrate their capacity to pursue a graduate-level program in English before admission. Dalhousie accepts a number of different English proficiency test scores: Internet-based TOEFL- 92; Written TOEFL - 580; MELAB - 85; IELTS - 7; CanTest - 4.5 (with no band score lower than 4.0); or CAEL 70 with no band score lower than 60. Alternatively, a prospective student may enroll in the ESL program with the Dalhousie College of Continuing Education and obtain a grade of at least A- on the final stage of that training. The language competency test may be waived if the applicant has completed a degree at a recognized university where the language of instruction is English. The claims must be verified by the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Test scores are valid for two years from the date the test was written. If you are an international student you will need to demonstrate an ability to communicate and write in English with a written TOEFL score of 600.

    Application Notes : English is the language of study at Dalhousie; therefore all applicants whose first language is not English must demonstrate their capacity to pursue a graduate-level program in English before admission. Dalhousie accepts a number of different English proficiency test scores: Internet-based TOEFL- 92; Written TOEFL - 580; MELAB - 85; IELTS - 7; CanTest - 4.5 (with no band score lower than 4.0); or CAEL 70 with no band score lower than 60. Alternatively, a prospective student may enroll in the ESL program with the Dalhousie College of Continuing Education and obtain a grade of at least A- on the final stage of that training. The language competency test may be waived if the applicant has completed a degree at a recognized university where the language of instruction is English. The claims must be verified by the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Test scores are valid for two years from the date the test was written. If you are an international student you will need to demonstrate an ability to communicate and write in English with a written TOEFL score of 600.
    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Letter(s) of Reference
    Applicants are required to submit at least two letters of support from a faculty member with first-hand knowledge of their academic abilities such as a thesis supervisor.
    Cost Notes : This cost estimate is for Year 1 of the program, and includes incidental fees.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on October 22, 2016