Master of Science - Pharmaceutical / Chemical Product Development

We developed our innovative Master of Pharmaceutical/Chemical Product Development (MPD) degree to give you the real-world skills you’ll need to thrive in an ever-changing field. That’s why we teamed up with local industry leaders in pharmaceuticals and chemical product development to design and teach our classes.

Beyond the Classroom

In the MPD program you’ll learn by doing. You will:

  • Apprentice with industry partners
  • Learn in state-of-the-art analytical and pilot-scale labs like the new hybrid classroom/cGMP lab on the Innovation Campus
  • Partner with industry leaders on product development projects
  • Interprofessional Education (IPE) and Collaboration for Pharmacy Students

Learning Outcomes

Whether you want to pursue a career in pharmaceuticals or chemical product development, we’re here to teach you the skills you’ll need. You will:

  • Perform compounding work in state-of-the-art labs (cGMP; Cleanroom 100; ISO 5; USP 797 compliant)
  • Build critical thinking and teamwork skills through case-based teaching and labs
  • Blend technical skills with business, legal, regulatory and compliance knowledge
  • Learn how to use analytics and demand projections to make management decisions 
  • Learn how to use concepts like Lean Six Sigma and sensitivity analysis to solve operations and process-optimization challenges
  • Focus on sustainability and boosting the triple bottom line: people, profit, planet
  • Learn the entrepreneurial skills needed to start your own company
  • Fill an unmet need in the industry (Read More)


  • Pharmaceutical product development
  • Chemical product development

See our curriculum for more information.