St. John's University

College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Pharmaceutical Sciences, M.S. and Ph.D.


8000 Utopia Parkway

Queens Village, NY 11439

United States


(718) 990-6297

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Doctor of Philosophy in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The programs leading to the Master of Science degree are designed to equip individuals to contribute to advances in areas of pharmacy, allied health and the biosciences. The master’s programs develop skills in critical thinking so as to prepare graduates for positions in research, industry, education and medical settings. In addition, graduates learn to interpret and critically review basic and clinical research in order to foster lifelong learning.

Students studying for the Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences can specialize in:

  • Pharmacology
  • Medicinal Chemistry
  • Industrial Pharmacy
  • Pharmacotherapeutics and Pharmaceutical Biotechnology


The program in pharmaceutical sciences leading to the Doctor of Philosophy degree prepares graduates for leadership roles in meeting the evolving needs in pharmaceutical and biomedical education, research and industry. The Doctor of Philosophy degree program is offered with areas of specialization in:

  • Industrial Pharmacy
  • Pharmacology
  • Toxicology
  • Medicinal Chemistry


Graduates of the program become important resources in the preparation of faculty to teach in both graduate and undergraduate pharmacy and allied health programs and contribute to the development of biomedical research. Students are trained to respond to rapidly changing needs in pharmaceutical dosage design, drug production and drug analytical methods. Students learn fundamental skills in basic and applied research in toxicology, pharmacology, medicinal chemistry and industrial.



Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

Classification: Master's College or University II

Loans Offered: Applicants are strongly encouraged to complete the FAFSA forms. (Code: 02823)

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 1,000-2,999

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