The Pharmaceutical Sciences: Applied Drug Development master’s and capstone certificate programs from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, designed in collaboration with pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industry partners who are looking to fill the skill gap between entry-level and research scientists, offer two tracks within our program: a 30-credit professional master’s degree path and a 12-credit capstone certificate path.
MS in Pharmaceutical Sciences: Applied Drug Development
Our brand-new, career-focused master’s in pharmaceutical sciences provides you with the knowledge and abilities you need to compete for highly desirable jobs in the drug development industry. Blending science with professional skills, this degree within the top-ranked School of Pharmacy prepares you for a wide variety of careers in the pharmaceutical field.
Credits & Tuition: 30 graduate credits; $1,500 per credit
Transfer Credits for Undergraduate Coursework Completed at UW-Madison: Students who earn their bachelor’s degree from UW-Madison in an applicable STEM field are highly competitive candidates for these programs. We will work with each UW-Madison graduate to determine if any of their bachelor’s coursework will transfer into the program to count as credits toward the 30-credit total required for the master’s degree.
- For Fall term start: July 31
- For Spring term start: October 31
- For UW-Madison graduates interested in starting Spring 2021 term: Deadline extension to Fri, Nov 6!
Format: Face-to-face and online courses
Time Frame: 1-year full-time (accelerated), with 2- and 3-year part-time options
Capstone Certificate: Applied Drug Development
Our new capstone certificate program comprises four courses from the master’s program. Capstone students learn alongside our master’s students, receiving top-notch instruction from industrial and academic leaders who serve as our program faculty. Capstone students have the option of transitioning into the master’s program, with all 12 credits earned applying directly to future master’s work.
Credits & Tuition: 12 graduate credits; $1,500 per credit
- For Fall term start: August 31
- For Spring term start: January 15
Format: Online courses
Time Frame: 9 months if started in Fall or 12 months if started in Spring (full-time, 6-credits/semester), with 2-year part-time option (3 credits/semester)Campus & Community Involvement.