Why Pharmacy @ Memorial?

Memorial's School of Pharmacy provides cutting-edge theory in an up-close and personal environment. The School of Pharmacy provides graduate students with the opportunity to conduct original research related to the discovery, delivery, disposition, action, toxicity, cell biology, and utilization of drugs. There are several research laboratories, including separate rooms for organic synthesis, natural products chemistry, and cell culture, in addition to advance formulation and pharmacology labs. All offices and research laboratories in the Health Sciences Centre are connected as a part of the MUNet, a high-speed network linking the campus with the world.

Graduate supervisors in Memorial’s School of Pharmacy are engaged in research in the following areas: 1)Medicinal Chemistry/Drug Design and Discovery of New Small Molecules with Anti-cancer or Anti-infective Properties; 2) Pharmacology/Mechanisms of Toxicity and Protection in Neurons; 3) Pharmacology-Pharmacokinetics/Mechanism of Cellular Failure in Autoimmune Diseases; 4) Computational Chemistry and Structural Biochemistry / Computer-aided Drug Design and High-Throughput Screening, Protein Folding and Function, Drug-Protein, Protein-Protein Complexations; and 5) Pharmacoepidemiology.

Description of programs

  • MSc (Pharm) – The MSc (Pharm) program involves courses and a thesis, and can be completed in two years of full-time study. 
  • PhD – The PhD program involves courses, a comprehensive exam, and a thesis, and can be completed in four years of full-time study.

Find a faculty supervisor

Graduate applicants interested in research-based programs are strongly encouraged to find a faculty supervisor at the time of application. Visit the School of Pharmacy website for areas for a list of faculty members, their research interests, and contact information. You may also use the Yaffle search engine to find a supervisor you may wish to work with.

Minimum admission requirements

  • MSc (Pharm) – Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy, or a recognized four-year undergraduate degree in physical, chemical or biological science, or equivalent (minimum GPA of ‘B+’ or ‘75%’ average).
  • PhD – Master’s degree in Pharmacy in closely related fields


Important Note: The information provided on this website is subject to change. The University Calendar is the final authority on university fees and regulations.

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

MSc (Pharm), PhD




MSc (Pharm): 2 years
PhD: 4 years

Campus: St. John's

Application Deadline:

February 28 for Fall admission

July 31 for Winter admission


MSc (Pharm): $8,000-$12,000
PhD: $10,000-$16,000

More funding information

Tuition (Canadian students):

MSc (Pharm): $486-$733/semester
PhD: $683/semester

Tuition (International students):

MSc (Pharm): $632-$953/semester
PhD: $887/semester

More tuition information

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