MS in Chemistry, Concentration in Pharmaceutical Science


Program Description:
To serve the needs of the large population of pharmaceutical professionals in the greater New York metropolitan area, Fairleigh Dickinson University’s School of Natural Sciences offers a Master of Science in Chemistry with a concentration Pharmaceutical Science. This focused concentration is designed to fulfill the practical and intellectual needs of chemists pursuing research and development careers within the pharmaceutical industrial. It is also geared to current technologists aspiring to supervisory roles in the laboratory or plant. To accommodate part-time students, already working in the industry, classes are offered on an evening schedule.

The School of Natural Science full time faculty members are joined by a diversified and talented pool of adjunct faculty who are actively employed within the pharmaceutical industry allowing this program to maintain an industrial focus and remain current.
Admission Requirements:
Admission requirements include graduation from an accredited college or university with a baccalaureate degree in an allied science (biology, chemistry, biochemistry, or pharmacy). This baccalaureate degree must contain a minimum of 24 credits in chemistry including a two-semester sequence of Organic and Physical Chemistry. The general Graduate Records Examination (GRE) scores must also be submitted along with three letters of recommendation. A minimum score of 550 (paper-based), 213 (computer-based) or 79 (Internet-based) on the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or an overall band score of 6.0 or higher on the IELTS (International English Language System) is required.

Please note that financial assistance in the form of teaching assistanships and research scholarships is not available.
Program Coordinator:
Dr. James Dougherty
Associate Professor and Co-Director  
School of Natural Sciences 
1000 River Road, H-DH4-03 
Teaneck, NJ 07666  
Voice: (201) 692-2487 
E-Mail: jdough@fdu.edu