Graduate and Professional Education

The University of Maryland School of Pharmacy offers a number of highly competitive research-based graduate programs.

Graduate Programs:

Pharmaceutical Health Services Research (PHSR) PhD Program
The widespread use of medications in society has created a demand for individuals skilled in the evaluation of pharmaceutical services and interventions. The PHSR PhD program provides graduates with the theory, practical experience, and decision-making skills they need to become expert researchers and address a wide range of pharmacy-related problems.

Pharmaceutical Sciences (PSC) PhD Program
The PSC PhD program provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to direct the discovery of novel biological pathways in human disease and the development and delivery of medications for safe and effective therapy. After completing one of four available research tracks, graduates are prepared to become successful scientists and begin exciting careers in academia, federal agencies, or the pharmaceutical industry.

MS in Pharmacometrics
The objective of the MS in Pharmacometrics is to allow current professionals to acquire skills and knowledge to plan, perform and interpret pharmacometric analyses with the goal of influencing key drug development, regulatory and therapeutic decisions.

MS in Regulatory Science
The MS in Regulatory Science program addresses all major areas of drug product regulatory science, including chemistry, manufacturing, and controls (CMC); clinical research; and post-approval surveillance, as well as drug discovery.


MedImmune Fellowship
Established in 2010, the MedImmune Fellowship aims to develop scientists who would like to pursue a career in clinical drug development. It is open to students currently enrolled in the School's Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program, providing those students who are accepted with hands-on research experience through participation in supervised research projects.