Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Why study this program?

The Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences offers graduate programs leading to the degrees of Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy.

Research may be undertaken in the areas of pharmaceutical science and pharmacy practice. Prospective graduate students are encouraged to visit the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences website to review the facilities available, specific research areas of our faculty, and our Graduate Studies Handbook, which contains further details and guidelines for our program.

Entrance Requirements

The Faculty’s minimum admission requirements are an undergraduate degree with an admission GPA of at least 3.0 on the 4-point scale from the University of Alberta, or an equivalent qualification and standing from a recognized institution. The admission GPA will be calculated on the last 60 units of graded coursework completed, or on the equivalent of the last two years of full-time graded coursework.

Applicants should normally be graduates in pharmacy, however the Faculty will accept qualified applicants with degrees in related fields.

Where applicable, applicants must meet the minimum English Language Requirement .  NOTE: English language scores that are more than two years old will not be accepted

Applicants must have a qualified faculty member agree to provide supervision before applying for admission. See Application Process on the Faculty website for further information.

Applicants are required to submit the following:

  • Curriculum vitae or resume
  • Three letters of reference

For Canadian citizens and permanent residents, the application deadlines are August 1 for Fall term admission, and November 15 for Winter term admission.

For International students, the application deadlines are June 1 for Fall term admission, and October 1 for Winter term admission.


Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Delivery Mode:
On Campus

Program Type:
Thesis Based

Degree Level:
Master's, Doctoral

Program Requirements

Master’s Programs

Doctoral Programs


Graduate courses can be found in Course Listings , under the subject heading Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (PHARM).

Tuition and Fees

The Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences offers financial support in the form of graduate assistantships, scholarships, and awards. Students are encouraged to apply for campus-wide scholarships and scholarships from other agencies, such as CIHR, NSERC, SSHRC, AI, etc. Support may be available for some students from research grants held by individual faculty members.

For general information, please visit the Tuition and Fees page on the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research site.
Scholarships and Financial Support

The Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research administers over $29 million each year in scholarships, awards, and financial support for graduate students, as well as financial and loan advising. Additional scholarships are also available for specific faculties and programs.

Program-specific inquiries

Please refer to the detailed program information or email

General inquiries

Please check out some of our most frequently asked questions (FAQS) to see if your question has been answered, or contact the Faculty of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies (GPS) during our office hours.

Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research (FGSR)
Killam Centre for Advanced Studies
2-29 Triffo Hall
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6G 2E1