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Graduate students

The Master of Science (MSc) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in pharmacy programs at the University of Waterloo empower the understanding and application of scientific concepts, collaborative discovery, and leading-edge research. Through research-intensive and thesis based study, we educate graduates who will make significant contributions to global scientific, academic, and healthcare communities.

Aspiring Pharmacists should check out the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) programAll inquiries about the PharmD program should be sent to; all inquiries about the graduate (i.e. the MSc and PhD in pharmacy) programs should be sent to the administrative coordinator for graduate studies and research.


Graduate studies and research program administration

The pharmacy graduate studies and research program is administered by the following faculty and staff. The administrative coordinator is the initial contact for general questions in all areas. See the graduate officer for specific program or supervisor questions and the associate director for research specific inquiries.

Shawn Wettig


Shawn Wettig
Associate Director, Graduate Studies and Research

Praveen Nekkar Rao

Praveen Nekkar Rao
Graduate Officer

Melinda Recchia

Melinda Recchia
Administrative Coordinator, Graduate Studies and Research