Pharmaceutical Sciences (Master of Science)

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If you’d like to specialize in pharmacology, toxicology, immunopharmacology, pharmaceutics, pharmacokinetics, medicinal chemistry or cell biology, Creighton’s Master of Science in pharmaceutical science program is ideal for you. Through this multidisciplinary program, you can pursue either an MS or the joint (dual track) PharmD/MS in pharmaceutical science.

The program is tailored to meet your needs, based on your background and career objectives. You’ll complete required and elective courses and collaborate with your professors on original research. You’ll be required to submit a thesis based on the outcomes of your research. The program requires 2 years of full-time study.


According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of pharmacists is projected to grow 14% by 2022. Students who complete Creighton’s master-level pharmaceutical science program have mastered key concepts in the discipline of their choosing, such as:

  • Pharmaceutics
  • Medicinal chemistry
  • Pharmacology
  • Cell biology

This program will teach you to work independently or in collaboration with others as an investigator.

What You'll Learn

  • How to analyze and interpret data
  • How to design and conduct research in your field of expertise
  • How to communicate scientific information orally and in writing to scientists and non-scientists
  • How to apply analytical and critical thinking in reviewing literature
  • To exhibit professionalism and high ethical standards


Student Organizations

  • Graduate Student Government

    The Graduate Student Government (GSG) considers concerns and interests of graduate students and makes recommendations to the Graduate School administration and the University.

    The GSG also provides a fair and functional rebate system that allocates student rebates to graduate students. Funds may be used for GSG-sponsored events that enhance the graduate school community, or may be dispersed to students to pursue academic endeavors.

  • Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity

    Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity’s goal is to bring together pharmacy students of diverse religious, ethnic, economic and social backgrounds. We host regular social and professional events for the Creighton pharmacy community.

Research Opportunities

The program provides you with the opportunity to conduct hands-on research in the laboratory of a faculty mentor and submit a thesis based on the outcome of the research.

Admissions Requirements

A bachelor’s degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university is required. To qualify for the degree, you must complete 30 credits and maintain a 3.0 GPA throughout the program. If you are enrolled in the PharmD program, you must also be admitted into the graduate school to participate in the joint PharmD/MS program in pharmaceutical science.

Tuition & Scholarships

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