Candidates must satisfy the general requirements for admission to the Faculty of Graduate Studies. More specifically, the admission requirements and standards will be as follows:
1. Any international student, as applicable, will be required to demonstrate an ability to communicate and write in English (TOEFL IBT >100, IELTS >7.5).
2. Two letters of support from individuals, who can speak to the candidate’s academic interest, background and fit with this graduate program. The Faculty of Graduate Studies' Confidential Reference Letter format must be used.
3. Appropriate academic background. Students will be considered for acceptance into the Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences via:
(i) a completed BSc(Pharm) or PharmD degree with a suitable letter of recommendation from a faculty member with first-hand knowledge of the potential student’s academic abilities (this letter would be considered as one of the two letters of support in item#2).
(ii) a completed BSc(honors) degree (or equivalent demonstrated research experience) in a related scientific field, not limited to: pharmacology, biochemistry, chemistry, microbiology, chemical or biochemical engineering, with a suitable letter of recommendation from a faculty member with first-hand knowledge of the potential students academic abilities (e.g. thesis supervisor).
(iii) a completed MD, DVSc, DDS, or equivalent with demonstrated research experience with a suitable letter of recommendation from a faculty member with first-hand knowledge of the potential students academic abilities (this letter would be considered as one of the two letters of support in item#2).
All candidates must have achieved a minimum cumulative average of B+ (GPA of 3.3).
4. Letter of interest. This should be a clear and thoughtful letter by the candidate describing their career goals, interest in the graduate program, and the name of the research faculty member you wish to pursue your Master's under..
5. Completed application form and payment of application fee.
Students without these prerequisites who wish to be accepted into the program, may enroll in specific courses at Dalhousie in consultation with a potential graduate supervisor, in order to demonstrate their ability and aptitude. Subsequent entry into the MSc (Pharmaceutical Sciences) in a later academic year will be dependent upon satisfactory performance in the chosen courses and is not guaranteed.