MSPS Requirements

The following requirements and standards are designed to ensure scholastic and professional success in the College’s master of science in pharmaceutical sciences (MSPS) degree program. Applications for admission to the MSPS degree program are evaluated by the faculty of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences. Acceptance into the graduate program is based on the overall record and ability of the applicant.

Applicants are only considered for fall enrollment due to the curriculum sequences of the program. Since the program operates on rolling admission and has limited enrollment, individuals are strongly encouraged to submit their applications early in the admissions cycle. Applications received after April 1 have an increased probability of being wait-listed. International applicants must apply by April 1 due to additional process requirements and associated timelines.



  • Biochemistry
  • Calculus
  • General Chemistry I & II
  • Organic Chemistry I & II
  • Physics I & II
  • Statistics


 1. Students not seeking a degree can receive approval to register for courses if they:

  • Have taken all prerequisites for the desired course(s) and earned a C or higher
  • Completed an application with required $50 non-refundable fee (unless currently enrolled at Campbell University)
  • Submit all official college transcripts (unless a current or former student at Campbell University)
  • Receive permission from the course instructor(s)

2. A maximum of 5 credit hours of graduate level courses numbered PSCI 500 or higher may be taken before acceptance. In cases where demand for a class exceeds the enrollment capacity, degree seeking students will have priority over students not seeking a degree. Non-degree seeking students can only register during the first week of classes and may not pre-register for courses. Students must earn a grade of C or higher in MSPS coursework taken prior to admission to be eligible for admission into the program. Admission into the program also requires completion of the admissions requirements not already satisfied.

3. Students taking a leave of absence of greater than one semester must notify the director of pharmaceutical sciences programs in writing.