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Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences

Position yourself to make a difference in the world of medicine with Creighton University’s Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences. This program is perfect if you aspire to educate others, pursue a research career in the pharmaceutical industry, or take the next step in your journey to be a pharmacist.

At Creighton, you’ll have access to the specialized equipment, resources and broad expertise of a large university, but with smaller class sizes. You’ll be given personalized attention of faculty, who will support you throughout your master’s program. They’ll help you choose a thesis topic from areas such as pharmacology, toxicology, pharmaceutics, pharmacokinetics, medicinal chemistry and social and administrative pharmacy—and they’ll continue to advise you every step of the way.

Research at Creighton is mission-driven, making your work part of a larger effort to serve others and create a more just world. Our students and faculty live out the Jesuit tradition of justice for all and service for others. For example, pharmacy students have offered immunization clinics at homeless shelters and participate in an annual service trip to Heartland Hope Mission to serve those in need.

Your research passions are our priority

Creighton’s MS in Pharmaceutical Sciences can be customized to fit your interests and career goals. At the beginning of the program, you’ll select a major advisor and assemble a thesis committee who will help you formulate a plan of study tailored to your needs.

Your professors will work closely with you—guiding your studies and acting as teachers, advisors and mentors throughout your degree and career. Many of our faculty members collaborate and work with students long after they earn their degree.

Program At A Glance

Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences

This program is offered On Campus

Application Deadline

March 15


  • Bachelor’s degree with 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Official transcripts from all educational institutions attended
  • Previous coursework in biological sciences, chemical sciences, biochemistry, and mathematics
  • Resume or curriculum vitae
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement
  • GRE score (use school code 6121)
  • Application
  • $50 application fee


Program Goals and Curriculum

Creighton’s Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences prepares students for careers as pharmaceutical scientists, either as educators or researchers in the pharmaceutical industry. It also serves as preparation to pursue a doctorate in pharmacy.

To earn this pharmaceutical science degree, you must complete 33 credit hours:

Elective Courses in Core Areas (choose based on research topic)

  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Business Administration
  • Business Intelligence and Analytics
  • Medical Microbiology

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Creighton University School of Pharmacy and Health Professions is made up of 100 outstanding and dedicated faculty members. Inspired by Jesuit values, our faculty members bring a passion for service, research and patient care to their work. They work closely with students throughout their graduate education as research partners, advisors and mentors.

Meet the program faculty

Specific Application Requirements

To be considered for admission to the MS in Pharmaceutical Sciences program, applicants must:

  • Complete an application and submit a $50 application fee
  • Possess a bachelor’s degree in a related field with 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Include coursework in biological sciences, chemical sciences, biochemistry, and mathematics
  • Provide official transcripts from all educational institutions attended. Read more about sending transcripts here
  • Submit a resume or curriculum vitae
  • Submit a personal statement (see application for specific requirements)
  • Submit three letters of recommendation from persons other than friends or family members
  • Provide a Graduate Record Exam (GRE) score—use code 6121 for this program

A personal interview may be requested in addition to the above requirements. The interview may be conducted in-person or virtually.

International students are welcomed into this program and F-1 visas will be supported upon admission.

International applicants must:

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition is waived for students accepted into Creighton’s pharmaceutical sciences master’s program. Students also receive a stipend and health insurance coverage.

Have questions? Email or call a friendly financial specialist at 402.280.2731 for any additional questions you may have. 

Dates and Deadlines

The table below details the enrollment deadline and starting date of courses for the current academic year. If you have any questions about dates, deadlines, or application materials, please contact an enrollment specialist for personalized assistance.


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Dual-Degree Program
Students can complete a dual-degree program to earn two degrees at once, saving both time and money. The following dual-degree option is available in pharmaceutical sciences:

Tuition & Financial Aid

Learn about how to fund your investment in education at the Creighton Financial Aid Office.

Funding Your Education