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Master’s Degrees in Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences

1,235 Yearly Graduations
$83,100 Median Salary
$36,053 Median Debt
A master's degree in pharmacy is offered at 89 colleges in the United States. This degree is more popular with female students, and about 25% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 36.0% of pharmacy graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Pharmacy Majors

In 2018-2019, 1,235 master's degrees were awarded to pharmacy majors. This earns it the #10 spot on the list of the most popular master's degree programs in the nation.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in pharmacy at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Doctor’s Degree 15,507
Bachelor’s Degree 2,748
Master’s Degree 1,235
Graduate Certificate 228
Basic Certificate 31
Associate’s Degree 18

Earnings of Pharmacy Majors With Master’s Degrees

The median salary for graduates holding a master's degree in pharmacy is $83,100. A lot of factors can contribute to this number, such as the location of your workplace and the availability of other perks and bonuses.

To get a better picture, earnings for this category of people can range from a low of $79,950 to a high of $90,000.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a master's degree in pharmacy is $36,053. The length of time it takes you to graduate and what college you attend can affect this number quite a bit.

The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $51,250 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $30,437.

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The median monthly payment of a pharmacy graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $420.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their master's degree in pharmacy. About 63.5% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 451
Women 784
Gender Diversity of Master's Degrees in Pharmacy

The racial-ethnic distribution of pharmacy master’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 162
Black or African American 62
Hispanic or Latino 59
White 391
International Students 444
Other Races/Ethnicities 117
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Pharmacy Master's Degree Students

There are 89 colleges that offer a master’s degree in pharmacy. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

University of Florida

Gainesville, Florida
187 Yearly Graduations
70% Women
28% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for pharmacy students seekinga master's degree is University of Florida. Roughly 52,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,477 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,770 per year.

The pharmacy program at University of Florida awarded 187 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 70% were women and 28% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

176 Yearly Graduations
66% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 2nd most popular school in the country for pharmacy majors who are seeking their master's degree is Northeastern University Professional Advancement Network. Each year, around 11,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $29,298 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $24,933 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 176 master's degrees were handed out to pharmacy majors at Northeastern University Professional Advancement Network. Around 21% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 66% were women.

#3

Temple University

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
89 Yearly Graduations
72% Women
19% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Temple University comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in pharmacy. Each year, around 38,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $16,080 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $16,956 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 89 master's degrees were handed out to pharmacy majors at Temple. Of these students, 72% were women and 19% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#4

University of Southern California

Los Angeles, California
55 Yearly Graduations
71% Women
22% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Southern California comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in pharmacy. Each year, around 48,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $57,256 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $46,272 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 55 people received their master's degree in pharmacy from USC. Of these students, 71% were women and 22% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#5

LIU Post

Brookville, New York
49 Yearly Graduations
49% Women
16% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 5th most popular school in the country for pharmacy majors who are seeking their master's degree is LIU Post. Roughly 15,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $36,452 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $22,482 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 49 master's degrees were handed out to pharmacy majors at LIU Post. Around 16% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 49% were women.

47 Yearly Graduations
62% Women
6% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 6th most popular school in the country for pharmacy majors who are seeking their master's degree is Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. Each year, around 7,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $33,600 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $22,230 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 47 people received their master's degree in pharmacy from MCPHS University. About 62% of this group were women, and 6% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#7

University of Maryland - Baltimore

Baltimore, Maryland
38 Yearly Graduations
61% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Maryland - Baltimore is the 7th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in pharmacy. Each year, around 6,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,260 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $15,132 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 38 people received their master's degree in pharmacy from UMB. About 61% of this group were women, and 50% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#8

Northeastern University

Boston, Massachusetts
36 Yearly Graduations
72% Women
3% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Northeastern University comes in at #8 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in pharmacy. Roughly 22,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $52,420 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $24,793 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 36 master's degrees were handed out to pharmacy majors at Northeastern. Around 3% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 72% were women.

#9

University of the Sciences

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
34 Yearly Graduations
41% Women
44% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of the Sciences comes in at #9 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in pharmacy. Roughly 2,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $26,983 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $30,168 per year.

The pharmacy program at University of the Sciences awarded 34 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 44% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 41% were women.

#10

Campbell University

Buies Creek, North Carolina
31 Yearly Graduations
68% Women
19% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Campbell University comes in at #10 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in pharmacy. Each year, around 6,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $32,380 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,330 per year.

The pharmacy program at Campbell University awarded 31 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 68% of this group were women, and 19% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

31 Yearly Graduations
68% Women
61% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Washington - Seattle Campus comes in at #10 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in pharmacy. Roughly 47,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,370 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $18,198 per year.

The pharmacy program at University of Washington - Seattle Campus awarded 31 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 68% were women and 61% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#12

University of Mississippi

University, Mississippi
29 Yearly Graduations
62% Women
3% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Mississippi comes in at #12 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in pharmacy. Each year, around 21,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,718 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,718 per year.

The pharmacy program at University of Mississippi awarded 29 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 3% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 62% were women.

28 Yearly Graduations
71% Women
43% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Cincinnati - Main Campus comes in at #13 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in pharmacy. Roughly 39,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,476 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,790 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 28 people received their master's degree in pharmacy from UC. About 71% of this group were women, and 43% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#14

University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
27 Yearly Graduations
63% Women

University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus comes in at #14 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in pharmacy. Roughly 32,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $18,628 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $23,530 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 27 people received their master's degree in pharmacy from Pitt.

#15

Rutgers University - New Brunswick

New Brunswick, New Jersey
26 Yearly Graduations
65% Women
69% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 15th most popular school in the country for pharmacy majors who are seeking their master's degree is Rutgers University - New Brunswick. Roughly 50,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $12,230 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $17,736 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 26 master's degrees were handed out to pharmacy majors at Rutgers New Brunswick. Of these students, 65% were women and 69% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#16

St John's University - New York

Queens, New York
18 Yearly Graduations
67% Women
22% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

St John's University - New York is the 16th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in pharmacy. Each year, around 21,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $41,378 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $28,569 per year.

The pharmacy program at St John's University - New York awarded 18 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 67% of this group were women, and 22% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#16

University at Buffalo

Buffalo, New York
18 Yearly Graduations
56% Women
28% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University at Buffalo comes in at #16 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in pharmacy. Roughly 31,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,070 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,310 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 18 master's degrees were handed out to pharmacy majors at University at Buffalo. Around 28% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 56% were women.

#18

Chapman University

Orange, California
17 Yearly Graduations
53% Women
24% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Chapman University comes in at #18 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in pharmacy. Roughly 9,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $54,540 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $34,957 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 17 people received their master's degree in pharmacy from Chapman. Around 24% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 53% were women.

#18

University of Georgia

Athens, Georgia
17 Yearly Graduations
65% Women
41% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Georgia comes in at #18 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in pharmacy. Each year, around 38,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,790 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,878 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 17 people received their master's degree in pharmacy from UGA. Of these students, 65% were women and 41% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#20

University of Kansas

Lawrence, Kansas
15 Yearly Graduations
47% Women

University of Kansas is the 20th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in pharmacy. Roughly 27,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,092 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,989 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 15 people received their master's degree in pharmacy from KU.

Pharmacy Concentrations

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Pharmacy Admin & Regulatory Affairs 281
Pharmaceutical Sciences 262
Other Pharmaceutical Sciences 227
Pharmaceutics & Drug Design 128
Clinical Drug Development 125

Below are some popular majors that are similar to pharmacy that offer master’s degrees.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Nursing 51,213
Public Health 15,589
Health/Medical Admin Services 13,435
Mental & Social Health Services 13,051
Allied Health Professions 10,882

References

*The racial-ethnic minority student count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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