Master of Science - Pharmacy

2 years
9,666 CAD
Rolling admission
Rolling admission
St. John's / Canada
Memorial University of Newfoundland

Program description

Memorial's School of Pharmacy conducts cutting-edge research in an intimate and personal setting. The School of Pharmacy offers graduate students the chance to perform original research in the areas of Drug Discovery and Delivery, Health Outcomes, and Teaching and Learning Scholarship. There are various research laboratories, including rooms dedicated to organic synthesis/natural products chemistry, a cell culture facility, pharmacology labs, and cutting-edge computer networks. All offices and research laboratories at the Health Sciences Centre are linked to the MUNet, a high-speed network that connects the campus to the rest of the globe.

Graduate supervisors at Memorial's School of Pharmacy are working on the following projects:

Health outcomes research evaluates the final outcomes of health care services, providing evidence for the efficacy of certain medical treatments or interventions that can be used to make better decisions and enhance health care. Areas of study:

  • Policy analysis and health economics
  • Health-care quality and cost-effectiveness
  • Medication security and efficacy
  • Health services provided by pharmacists
  • Adherence to medication
  • Deprescribing
  • Health outcomes and treatments

All elements of drug discovery and delivery research are covered.

Program structure

  • Medicinal Chemistry
  • Advanced Physical Pharmacy
  • Dosage Form Design and Novel Drug Delivery Systems
  • Pharmacokinetic Modelling
  • Principles of General Pharmacology
  • Toxicology of Therapeutic Agents and Chemicals
  • Health Economics
  • Special Topics in Pharmacy


  • Tuition — 9,666 CAD

OTHER FEES (REQUIRED) amounts listed are for two semesters

  • Student Services Fee — 100 CAD
  • Students' Union — 140 CAD
  • Recreation Fee — 138 CAD
  • Health Insurance — 523 CAD

Requirements for applicants

  • Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy, or a recognized four-year undergraduate degree in physical, chemical or biological science, or equivalent (minimum GPA of ‘B+’ or ‘75%’ average)

Applicants who did not complete a baccalaureate or post-graduate degree at a recognized university where English is the primary language of instruction must normally complete either the:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and achieve a paper-based score of 580 (or higher), computer-based score of 237 (or higher), or internet-based score of 92-93 (or higher); or
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) and achieve a score of 7 (or higher).
  • Please note that other equivalent tests acceptable to Memorial University’s School of Graduate Studies will also be considered.

About the university

Memorial University has a unique responsibility to the people of Newfoundland and Labrador as the only university in the province. Memorial University was founded as a tribute to the Newfoundlanders who gave their lives in military duty during globe War I and later conflicts. We take inspiration from their efforts to create a better future for our province, our country, and the globe.

Over 115 different nations are represented among Memorial University's 19000+ students. Programs range from the traditional to the cutting edge, and can be found at any of Memorial's five locations or online. Memorial University's worldwide network of nearly 100,000 successful alums enhances the institution's capacity and reputation for leadership in research, teaching, and public engagement. Learn more about Memorial University in this quick read.

Vision, Mission

  • Vision — Memorial University will rise to prominence as one of Canada's and the world's top public institutions of higher learning, and it will honor its commitment to serving the people of Newfoundland and Labrador.
  • Mission — When it comes to education, research, scholarship, creative activity, service, and public engagement, Memorial University is committed to being at the forefront of innovation and excellence. International students and scholars are welcomed and supported at Memorial, and the institution's contributions of knowledge and experience are valued on all levels of society.


More than 19,400 students and 3,800 teachers and staff from more than 115 countries study, teach, conduct research, create, and participate in activities at our campuses and other locations. You can attend classes at one of Memorial University's several campuses in Newfoundland and Labrador or anywhere in the world; we also offer 475 courses online.

  • St. John's campus
  • Grenfell Campus
  • Marine Institute
  • Harlow Campus
  • Signal Hill Campus
  • Labrador Campus

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