We are pleased to announce the launch of the part-time MScPhm degree program!

Pharmacists now have the choice of completing the MScPhm program on a full-time or part-time basis. To learn more, please visit our program structure page.

The next cohort of MScPhm students (full-time and part-time) will enter the program in September 2022. Apply now!

Be Pharmacy's Future

The Master of Science in Pharmacy (MScPhm) is an advanced professional practice program for experienced pharmacists that builds on entry to practice degree programs.

The MScPhm program educates and trains pharmacists with high potential for leadership and a passion for becoming clinical pharmacy academics and leaders.

The program provides an opportunity for students to gain advanced clinical therapeutic knowledge and practice experience in a defined area, in addition to research, education and leadership skills.

Educational Programs for Practicing Pharmacists

Practicing pharmacists have several options for education at the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy.  This chart provides a brief summary of these options.  Please contact each program for more information.

MScPhm MSc & PhD PharmD for Pharmacists Pharmacy Residency Year 1 Pharmacy Residency Year 2

“To gain advanced therapeutic knowledge and practice experience in a defined area, along with research, education and leadership skills.”

“Research-intensive programs of study in a wide range of areas leading to Master’s and Doctoral degrees.”

“Advancing knowledge and skills beyond the BScPhm degree”

“Focus on direct patient care, pharmacy operations, project management and personal practice aspects of pharmacy practice.”

“Focus on direct patient care, teaching, and research” to prepare “for interprofessional management of complex patient cases”

  • Courses
  • Clinical practicum
  • Research
  • Thesis-focused
  • Minimal coursework
  • Courses
  • Experiential
  • Experiential
  • Experiential
2 years full-time/ Up to 4 years part-time 2-5 years part-time / full-time Up to 4 years part-time 1 year 1 years
Required: ++ experience (residency preferred) Required: undergraduate degree Required: practicing pharmacists without PharmD Required: entry-to-practice degree Required: year 1 residency
Tuition Tuition + stipend Tuition Stipend Stipend

 Example career options

Clinical Faculty
Clinical Practice Lead
Tenure Stream Faculty
Clinician Scientist
Clinical Pharmacist
(various roles)
Clinical Pharmacist
(various roles
Clinical Practice Lead
(various roles)

The MScPhm program follows the same application process as our other graduate programs with the exception that an interview (in person or via video-chat) is required. Please visit the application process section for additional details, required documents, and deadlines.

Application Process

Admission Requirements

Applicants to the MScPhm program must have:

  • Bachelor's degree in Pharmacy or PharmD degree or equivalent from an accredited (CCAPP) Canadian Pharmacy program or an accredited (ACPE) American Pharmacy Program or a

  • License to practice pharmacy (any Canadian jurisdiction) or a
  • Bachelor's degree in Pharmacy or PharmD degree or equivalent from any International Pharmacy School and successful completion of the Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada (PEBC) Evaluating Exam.
  • Pharmacy practice experience. Completion of a Year 1 Pharmacy Residency program is preferred.
  • The equivalent of a University of Toronto B+ (77-79%) in each of the last two years of study.

Additionally, applicants must identify a clinical area of focus and a potential primary supervisor within the department of pharmaceutical sciences at the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy (see Clinical Areas of Focus and Program Supervision). Applicants are strongly encouraged to reach out to potential supervisors before submitting their application.

Clinical Areas of Focus and Program Supervision 

Potential areas of clinical focus and primary supervisors:

Application Deadline

September 2022 start: Program availability will be filled with a deadline of March 28, 2022

Please contact us directly about application requests beyond this date.

Program Tuition

Full-time students:

  • $12,400 for domestic students
  • $54,310 for international students

Part-time students:

  • Dependent on length of time in program. At minimum, tuition will be equivalent to that of a full-time student.
How to apply
Learn more about how to apply to the MScPhm program.
Program Structure
Learn more about how the MScPhm program is structured, including flexible scheduling of program requirements to suit your needs.