Future graduate students

Graduate students and profs chatting in the labGraduate students at the University of Waterloo School of Pharmacy learn the latest research methods in our state-of-the-art facilities. They benefit from the mentorship of faculty who are engaged in exciting new research that improves health by preventing of disease, identifying new therapeutic options, and optimizing drug use in disease treatment. 

Select the program that is right for you!

MSc and PhD in Pharmacy

Are you interested in a research-based career in academia or industry?  If so, then our Master of Science (MSc) in Pharmacy or our Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Pharmacy programs might be right for you. Through research-intensive and thesis-based study, our MSc and PhD programs empower the understanding and application of scientific concepts, collaborative discovery, and leading-edge research, while educating graduates who will make significant contributions to global scientific, academic, and healthcare communities with careers in research, within pharmaceutical companies, academia, government, and more.  Learn more about the MSc and PhD in Pharmacy programs: 

Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy in Pharmacy

MPharm in Advanced Pharmacy Practice

Are you a pharmacist who is interested in furthering your career and becoming a leader in the profession?  If so, then our Master of Pharmacy (MPharm) in Advanced Pharmacy Practice is the program for you. The goal of the MPharm program is to develop advanced pharmacist practitioners with enhanced clinical, research and teaching skills who are positioned to become leaders in pharmacy practice. Learn more about the MPharm program:

MPharm Overview

Master of Pharmacy in Advanced Pharmacy Practice


Want to become a pharmacist?

If you are not a pharmacist, but wish to become one, then the PharmD program, a four-year undergraduate professional program, leading to an entry-to-practice Doctor of Pharmacy degree, is for you. Learn more about the PharmD program.

Future PharmD students

If who have a Pharmacy degree from outside Canada, you do not need to enroll in the PharmD program to be eligible to practice in Canada. For further information on having international credentials recognised, please refer to the Pharmacy Examination Board of Canada.