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45 Oregon State University is on a quarter-term system. There are four quarters each year and classes are 11 weeks long. This program's 45 quarter credits are equal to 30 semester credits.*
Cost per credit
$571 Based on current tuition rates. No additional charge for nonresident students. Does not include course materials and associated fees and expenses.
Online You can complete all or nearly all requirements of this program online. View the curriculum.
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Pharmaceutical Sciences (M.S.) – Online

Build a career in a life-changing industry

Now is an exciting time to be in the field of pharmaceutical sciences. New technologies and research developments are breaking barriers in everything from vaccines to cancer and genetic disease treatment. The pharmaceutical and biotech industries are complex and fast-growing, with a high demand for professionals who understand the drug development process and can help research teams deliver safe and effective drugs to people in need.

When you earn an M.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences online with Oregon State University, you’ll gain a scientific understanding of how preventative, therapeutic and diagnostic drugs are brought to market — from research and discovery to manufacturing and approval. You’ll develop an in-depth understanding of pharmaceutical research methods and instrumentation.

Additionally, you’ll learn how to analyze and manage large data sets that are derived from processes like high throughput screening assays, mass spectrometry and genetic manipulation.

Work with cutting-edge curriculum and faculty

Oregon State’s Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences is home to world-class research teams who lead innovation in drug discovery, gene regulation and disease, and targeted drug delivery. OSU is an internationally recognized expert in the highly specialized field of nanotechnology-based drug delivery. This is the same technology used to develop COVID vaccines, and there is high demand for this expertise across the pharmaceutical and biotech industries.

Benefits of learning online with Oregon State

  • All classes are developed by OSU's world-class faculty, who are renowned for their research, expertise and innovation.
  • Oregon State is institutionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.
  • OSU Ecampus students receive the same diploma as on-campus students.

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