Graduate students

The Master of Science in Pharmacy (MSc, Pharmacy) and Doctor of Philosophy in Pharmacy (PhD, Pharmacy) programs at the University of Waterloo School of Pharmacy empower the understanding and application of scientific concepts, collaborative discovery, and leading-edge research.


Our graduate students have the opportunity to learn the latest research methods in our state-of-the-art facilities, and benefit from the mentorship of faculty members who are engaged in exciting new research designed to improve health by prevention of disease, identification of new therapeutic options, and optimization of drug use in disease treatment.

Through research-intensive and thesis based study, we educate graduates who will make significant contributions to global scientific, academic, and healthcare communities. 


Our MSc and PhD degree programs do not qualify graduates to practice Pharmacy in Canada; aspiring Pharmacists should check out the PharmD program.


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.
Andrea Edginton

Andrea Edginton
Associate Director, Graduate Studies and Research

Praveen Nekkar Rao

Praveen Nekkar Rao
Graduate Officer

Melinda Recchia

Melinda Recchia
Administrative Coordinator, Graduate Studies and Research