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College of Pharmacy & Nutrition

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Graduate Chair: Ed Krol

Graduate Secretary: grad-pharmacy-nutrition@usask.ca

Phone: (306) 966-5824

College of Pharmacy & Nutrition
University of Saskatchewan
110 Science Place
Saskatoon SK CAN   S7N 5C9

“I enjoy being surrounded by other students who are excited about research.”
(PhD Candidate)


“I like it here because the prevailing conditions encourage quality research and your productivity as grad student is only limited by your imagination and creativity.”
(Ph.D. Candidate)

“The combined College of Pharmacy and Nutrition promotes exposure to, and collaboration with, various researchers in different areas of health science, which has helped me become a well rounded student and researcher.”
(M.Sc. Candidate)


"Creating a network with professors and researchers in different disciplines across the U of S campus opens many doors and possibilities in the research world."
(M.Sc Candidate)

Pharmacy

The College of Pharmacy and Nutrition offers master’s (M.Sc.) and doctoral (Ph.D.) degree programs in pharmaceutical sciences, and in advanced clinical and community practice. 

Graduate students in our College are presented with the extraordinary opportunity of creating new knowledge, advancing the field of pharmacy and becoming agents of change in improving health quality locally, nationally and internationally.

There is a wide range of potential specializations available. Current faculty areas of expertise include drug and vaccine delivery, medicinal and pharmaceutical chemistry, bio‐technology, molecular biology, nanotechnology, pharmacokinetics, clinical pharmacy, pharmacy education, pharmacoeconomics and pharmaco‐ epidemiology. The College is involved in the Interdisciplinary Toxicology Program as well.

Please note that for most graduate study in the clinical pharmacy area, students must be eligible for licensure as a Pharmacist in Saskatchewan.

APPLICATION DEADLINES

Online applications are accepted for graduate study in pharmacy at any time during the year. Graduate programs usually begin in September; however, students may also apply to begin their programs in January.

Students are encouraged to identify and contact a potential supervising faculty member that fits their research interests prior to application. Current information on faculty and specific research programs can be found on our College website at the following web address: http://www.usask.ca/pharmacy-nutrition/programs-graduate/prospective_graduate_students.php.

FUNDING AND SCHOLARSHIPS

Admission to the graduate program does not imply financial support. Obtaining scholarship funding is very competitive.

A limited number of University Graduate Scholarships (UGS) valued at $18,000 (Ph.D.) and $15,000 (M.Sc.) are available each year. Graduate Teaching Fellowships (GTF) and Graduate Teaching Assistantships (GTA) may also be available. 

National granting councils (e.g. CIHR, NSERC, SSHRC) and a number of other private or publicly funded agencies and organizations offer merit based fellowships and scholarships. Faculty members who hold research grants or external contracts may be in a position to offer Research Assistantships to their graduate students. Other potential sources of funding include endowment awards, varying in conditions and values.

CAREER PATH

Career opportunities for pharmacy graduates are both extensive and excellent – in academia, healthcare, government and industry.

 

For admission and degree requirements, please see  the University Catalogue.

M.Sc. +

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor of Science Four-year Honours degree (B.Sc.) in Pharmacy or other life, natural or social science from a recognized college or university
  • Minimum scholastic standing of 70% Cumulative Weighted Average in last two years
  • Evidence of ability to pursue advanced study and research
  • International applicants must meet the English proficiency requirements set forth by the college. 

Ph.D. +

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Master’s degree, or equivalent, in Pharmacy, or other life, natural or social science from a recognized college or university and recommended by the College's Graduate Studies Admission Committee. In some cases the student may be required to begin their program in the Master's program with the intention of transferring to the Ph.D. program in Pharmacy or related area
  • Minimum scholastic standing of 75%
  • Evidence of ability to pursue advanced study and research
  • International applicants must meet the English proficiency requirements set forth by the college.