Advanced Pharmacy Practice - MPharm at Waterloo

Program information

Department/School School of Pharmacy
Faculty Faculty of Science
Admit term(s)

Fall (September - December)

Application and document submission deadline(s)

April 1 (for admission in September)**

Delivery mode On-campus (Kitchener campus)
Program type Master's, Professional
Length of program 12 months
Registration option(s) Full-time
Study option(s) Master's Research Paper

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What does it take to get in?

Minimum admission requirements

  • Minimum 78% in the final two years of accredited undergraduate Pharmacy degree program (BScPharm, or PharmD) or equivalent overall standing for internationally educated applicants.
  • Must be licensed or eligible for licensure as a pharmacist in Ontario.
  • It is highly desirable that applicants have completed at least one year of pharmacy practice or an accredited pharmacy residency program prior to entering the MPharm in Advanced Pharmacy Practice program.
  • An interview may be required.

Application material

  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Supplementary information form (SIF)
    • The SIF contains questions specific to your program, typically about why you want to enrol and your experience in that field. Review the application documents web page for more information about this requirement
    • If a statement or letter is required by your program, review the writing your personal statement resources for helpful tips and tricks on completion
  • Transcript(s)
  • References
    • Two references are required, academic or professional
  • Proof of English language proficiency, if applicable
    • TOEFL 90 (writing 25, speaking 25), IELTS 7.0 (writing 6.5, speaking 6.5)

How much will it cost?

What can you expect at Waterloo?

  • Review the degree requirements on the Graduate Studies Academic Calendar, including the courses that you can anticipate taking as part of completing the degree.
  • Check out profiles of current graduate students to learn about their experience at Waterloo
  • Strategically located in the Innovation District in Downtown Kitchener, the School of Pharmacy is the anchor institution of the Health Sciences Campus at Waterloo
  • Review the School of Pharmacy website to see information specific to your program of interest

This program page is effective September 2023; it will be updated annually. Any changes to the program page following this date will be indicated with a notation.  **Application deadline extended in January 2024

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Program Contact

Melinda Recchia at marecchi@uwaterloo.ca 
519-888-4567, ext. 21353