College of Pharmacy & Nutrition
Graduate Chair: Ed Krol
Graduate Secretary: email@example.com
Phone: (306) 966-5824College of Pharmacy & NutritionUniversity of Saskatchewan
110 Science PlaceSaskatoon SK CAN S7N 5C9
“I enjoy being surrounded by other students who are excited about research.”
“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.”
“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.”
"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."
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.
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 or May.
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/gradprograms/index.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 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. in pharmacy program is approximately 24 months in duration. The curriculum consists of a minimum of 9 credit units of graduate course work, a thesis, and participation in seminars.
Ph.D. in pharmacy program consists of a minimum of 6 credit units of relevant course work, dissertation, examinations and participation in seminars. Time in program is approximately 3‐4 years duration.