Pharmaceutical Science Graduate Programs
Pharmaceutical science is a problem-solving discipline concerned with the discovery, design, and use of drugs. Pharmaceutical scientists find new targets for drug development, research how drugs work at a molecular level and the harmful effects of drugs, and determine how drugs’ properties, dosages, and delivery systems affect their performance. Here are a few facts to consider:
As drug research increases, more pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries are hiring MS pharmaceutical science graduates.
Northeastern has a well-deserved reputation among students, researchers, and other universities. Our department has four interlinked "Centers of Research Excellence" that pursue specific areas of pharmaceutical and chemical research.
- Center for Drug Discovery
- New England Inflammation and Tissue Protection Institute
- Center for Pharmaceutical Biotechnology and Nanomedicine
- Center for Translational Imaging
- Environmental Cancer Research Program
Northeastern offers many of its classes in the evening to accommodate the needs of the working community. Many students in the pharmaceutical science MS program complete their degree on a part-time basis.
Northeastern is located in Boston, home to a tremendous diversity of health and research institutions. Northeastern’s is the only graduate program in New England with a MS degree in pharmaceutical science. A master’s from the Bouvé College of Health Sciences will open doors locally and nationally.
Northeastern also has related MS programs in biotechnology and bioinformatics established with funding from the Sloan Foundation.
For those interested in discovery, problem-solving, and cutting-edge research in one of the world’s foremost scientific and medical environments, Northeastern University’s School of Pharmacy in the Bouvé College of Health Sciences is the place to study pharmaceutical science.
Northeastern’s is the only graduate program in New England with a degree in pharmaceutical science.
Doctoral students receive tuition waivers and usually receive stipends for research or teaching of $25,000-$30,000/year.