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

Doctoral Degree Programs:

PhD in Pharmaceutical Health Services Research (PHSR)
The widespread use of medications in society has created a demand for individuals skilled in the evaluation of pharmaceutical services and interventions. The PhD in PHSR 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.

PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences (PSC)
The PhD in PSC 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 the program, graduates are prepared to become successful scientists and begin exciting careers in academia, federal agencies, or the pharmaceutical industry.

Master's Degree Programs:

MS in Pharmaceutical Health Services Research (PHSR)
Adapted from the top-tier PhD in PHSR program, the MS in PHSR is geared towards experienced professionals, helping them gain the theory, practical experience, and decision-making skills needed to improve prescription drug use and health among diverse populations.

MS in Pharmaceutical Sciences (PSC)
The MS in PSC provides advanced education and cutting-edge training to prepare students for high-level research and leadership positions in pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, and in the federal government. The 16-month, full-time program is based at the Universities at Shady Grove in Rockville, Md.

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.