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.
We are pleased to invite you to a Virtual Open House to learn more about our Master of Science in Pharmacy (MScPhm) program. This innovative program aims to provide students with a unique clinical, classroom and research experience. The MScPhm is aimed at experienced pharmacists who are seeking to further their clinical, teaching, research 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”
|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 Practice Lead
|Tenure Stream Faculty
|Clinical Practice Lead
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.
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 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 for the 2021 academic year:
- Adult Ambulatory Internal Medicine - Lisa McCarthy
- Addiction and Mental Health - Beth Sproule
- Adult Cardiology - Heather Kertland
- Adult Nephrology - Marisa Battistella
- Adult Oncology - Carlo DeAngelis
- Paediatric Oncology - Lee Dupuis
- Paediatric Critical Care - Winnie Seto
Program availability will be filled on an on-going basis for a January 2021 start, with a deadline of October 14, 2020. Please contact us directly about application requests beyond this date.
- $12,400 for domestic students
- $54,310 for international students
How to apply
Learn more about how to apply to the MScPhm program.
Learn more about how the MScPhm program is structured, including flexible scheduling of program requirements to suit your needs.
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