Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences

Pharmaceutical sciences research is increasingly important to the health care industry and aims to optimize patient health and improve drug delivery through innovations in research. This degree program will prepare students with concrete skills and competencies to make them competitive for careers as a level 1 research scientist in the pharmaceutical industry, governmental agencies or academia.

Mercer University’s Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Science is a 30-credit, two-year, laboratory-based degree program that offers a thesis or non-thesis track. Students in the non-thesis track have the option of completing their degree on campus or by synchronous remote learning.

Who Should Apply?

Professionals from a variety of health care backgrounds, such as:

  • Pharmaceutical industry professionals
  • Government agency professionals
  • Pharmacy students (who will waive 8 credits for Foundations in Pharm. Sci. and Pharmacokinetics)

Admission Requirements

Potential applicants are required to complete a bachelor’s degree program or higher, completing courses with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Applicants are required to submit their application through PharmGrad application service. For an applicant from a country where the primary language is other than English, TOEFL or IELTS scores are required. Learn more 


$750 per credit hour + technology fee of $150/semester
Total estimated tuition = $23,400

Tuition and fees are subject to change upon the recommendation and approval of the University’s Board of Trustees. Any new tuition and fee schedule is effective at the beginning of the summer term.

Financial Aid Eligibility

Master’s degree students are eligible for private and federal loans.

The Office of Student Financial Planning is available to provide information and assistance to students who need financial aid to attend the University. Financial aid may include a combination of loans, scholarships, grants, and part-time employment. Students must apply for financial assistance as early as possible so that forms may be processed and the financial need of each applicant determined. All necessary forms and applications can be found on the website. Students may speak with a financial aid adviser during office hours with no appointment necessary. Students who would like to make appointments may do so by calling (678) 547-6444.

Location: Davis Building

Hours: 9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. Monday-Thursday;  9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Friday; closed for lunch daily from 1:00 -2:00 p.m.

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