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 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)

Applications are now being accepted for a September 2020 start date.  The deadline for application is April 1, 2020.  Applications received after this date will be considered.  Please contact the MScPhm program office regarding late applications.

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 MSc in Pharmacy 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.

Additionally, applicants must have:

  • Pharmacy practice experience, including completion of Year 1 Pharmacy Residency program.
  • The equivalent of a University of Toronto B+ (77-70%) in the last two years of study.
  • Secured a potential supervisor within the department of pharmaceutical sciences at the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy. Applicants are encouraged to contact prospective supervisors in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences. The supervisor must hold a Graduate Appointment at the Faculty as well as at the School of Graduate Studies.

Program Supervision

Please note that this program includes clinical and research work with a primary supervisor, and applicants are required to identify a clinical area of focus. We encourage applicants to reach out to potential supervisors early in the application process, although a supervisor is not required to apply.

Potential areas of focus for the 2020/21 academic year:

Program availability will be filled on an ongoing basis, with a tentative deadline of October 1, 2019. All applications will be reviewed as they are submitted. Please contact us directly for any application requests beyond this date.

Program Tuition

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

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