Graduate students

Students in our graduate programs 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.

MSc and PhD in Pharmacy

The Master of Science (MSc) in Pharmacy and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Pharmacy programs at the University of Waterloo School of Pharmacy empower the understanding and application of scientific concepts, collaborative discovery, and leading-edge research.  
 
Through research-intensive and thesis based study, our MSc and PhD programs educate graduates who will make significant contributions to global scientific, academic, and healthcare communities. Graduates of these academic programs establish successful careers in research, within pharmaceutical companies, academic, government, and more.
 

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

MPharm in Advanced Pharmacy Practice

The objective of the Master of Pharmacy (MPharm) program is to develop advanced pharmacist practitioners who will serve as medication experts in the provision of health care, educators in the classroom and clinical setting, and researchers contributing to the generation and transfer of knowledge related to the optimal use of medications.
 
Graduates of the MPharm program will have enhanced clinical, research, and teaching skills and will be positioned to become leaders in pharmacy practice.
 

The MPharm program is intended for students who previously completed a PharmD or equivalent degree and are already eligible for licensure as a Pharmacist.

 

Student conducting research Admissions and program information

 
 
 

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 MSc and PhD program or supervisor questions and the associate director for research specific inquiries. For MPharm questions, contact the program co-directors.
 
Andrea Edginton

Andrea Edginton
Associate Director, Graduate Studies and Research

Feng Chang

Feng Chang
Co-Director, MPharm in Advanced Pharmacy Practice Program

Praveen Nekkar Rao

 

Praveen Nekkar Rao
Graduate Officer

Tejal Patel

Tejal Patel
Co-Director, MPharm in Advanced Pharmacy Practice Program

Melinda Recchia

Melinda Recchia
Administrative Coordinator, Graduate Studies and Research