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Graduate studies in Pharmacy at the University of Waterloo

The University of Waterloo School of Pharmacy strives to promote research spanning the spectrum from fundamental science to clinical care. Our graduate program champions this aim through the fundamental understanding and application of concepts, collaborative discovery and innovative, leading-edge research. Our goal is to train graduates who will be recognized for their expertise and leadership, while making significant contributions to the global scientific, academic and healthcare communities.

Students can pursue a Masters or PhD Thesis in any area of research represented by the Faculty in the School of Pharmacy, including:

» Pharmacokinetics and drug metabolism
» Pharmacokinetic modeling & simulation
» Nanomedicine and drug delivery
» Surfactant/polymer-based drug delivery
» Microbial and molecular genetic biotechnology
» Medicinal chemistry and drug discovery of anti-Alzheimer's agents
» Molecular Pharmacology and Neurophysiology
» Cell signaling and metabolic pathways
» Nutraceuticals and treatment of leukemias
» Therapeutics in treatment of solid cancers and their metastases
» Clinical and Post-Marketing Phases of Drug Discovery
» Pharmacy Practice Research
» Pharmacist-delivered / pharmacist-led health services evaluation
» Health Services Research
» Rural seniors health services, geriatrics, pain & opioids
» Pharmacy informatics: digital technology and medication management
» Evaluation of Outcomes and Pharmacoepidemiology


We encourage you to explore the option of graduate studies in Pharmacy by reviewing the following information:

Pharmacy research supervisors

Here you'll find a brief biography and profile of each of our research supervisors including their educational background, the courses they teach, recent publications and their contact information (phone and email.) We encourage every student to review these profiles to better understand the research being conducted here in the School. 

Funding for Pharmacy graduate students

Graduate courses in Pharmacy

MSc in Pharmacy degree requirements

PhD in Pharmacy degree requirements

List of Research Supervisors

Discover graduate studies at UWaterloo

A key information source for future applicants to the University of Waterloo, maintained by the Graduate Studies Office. Here you can find out what it's like to be a graduate student at UWaterloo, admission requirements, how to apply, your application status, awards and funding, and more!

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Melinda Recchia
Administrative Coordinator, Graduate Studies and Research

Praveen Nekkar
Graduate Officer

Shawn Wettig
Associate Director, Graduate Studies and Research