• Master of Science in Pharmacy (MScPhm)

Master of Science in Pharmacy (MScPhm)

Program Overview

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 will provide 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.

Admissions Requirements

1. Status as a pharmacist, based on one of the following:

  • 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
  • License to practice pharmacy (any Canadian jurisdiction) or
  • 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.

2. Pharmacy practice experience, including completion of a Year 1 Pharmacy Residency program, is preferred.

3. Academic Standing

  • Equivalent of a University of Toronto B+ (77‐79%) in the last two years of study

4. Supervisor

  • Identification of a primary graduate faculty supervisor

Program Structure

  • 24 months, full-time
  • 8 months each: coursework, clinical practicum, research project
  • Clinical Practice
    • Core foundational course
    • Clinical practicum at practice site of primary graduate supervisor
  • Teaching
    • Core foundational course
    • Apply principles of pedagogy to communicate ideas and scientific evidence in didactic and experiential settings
  • Research
    • Core foundational course PLUS
    • Research project
  • Leadership is a core component throughout the program


2019-2020 academic year: 

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

Awards and financial assistance

The Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy is committed to supporting accessible excellence, a core value of the University of Toronto. Financial assistance opportunities for eligible students of the MScPhm are currently being developed. More information will be made available by September 2019.

It is anticipated that bursary support will be available for MScPhm students.

Application Process

Applications are now being accepted for a January 2020 start date.

Please follow these steps to apply:

  1. Log in to the University’s SGS online admissions application.
  2. All applications are subject to a non-refundable fee. Be sure to select the appropriate program code when applying.
  3. Be prepared to submit the following:
  1. Check that all components are complete before submission.
  2. If successful, you will be contacted to schedule an in-person interview.

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 2019/20 academic year:

  • Adult Oncology
  • Adult Nephrology
  • Adult Ambulatory Internal Medicine
  • Pediatric Oncology
  • Addiction and Mental Health

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.


Please email mscphm@utoronto.ca for more information.