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Program Description

MS in Pharmacy program currently focuses on research training in Pharmaceutics, Pharmacy Practice, Pharmacology, Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Pharmacognosy. This program includes 2 semesters of course work and a further 2 semesters of research focusing on topics like discovery and evaluation of novel drugs, determination of a drug's effect on the body, delivery methods to improve drug treatments, and how medication is used and applied to enhance patient outcomes.

Application and admission

At CIIT the admissions into graduate progams are offered on merit. the merit is determines on the basis of the academic record, GRE/NTS-GAT score and interview.

General Eligibility Criteria 

Pre-requisite:

  • A 16 years degree in the relevant field from an accredited institution, with minimum First division (annual system) or CGPA 2.5/4.0 (semester system) and no third division (Annual system) or 'D' grade (semester system) throughout academic career. 
  • NTS GAT (General) with minimum score of 50.

Program Duration:

The duration of studies for MS degree shall normally be, not less than two years and not more than four years.

Course Work:

An MS Scholar will have to complete minimum of 30 credit hours by undertaking 24 credit hours course work from approved Scheme of Studies and 6 credit hours of MS Thesis.

 

Career prospects

Role of Pharmacist in the health care system is escalating day by day due to the introduction of uncounted new drugs, emergence of new resistant microbes, and the changes in the health care delivery systems. This situation has created a huge demand for more professional pharmacist, not only for the country, but also in the world where there is severe shortage of pharmacist. our graduates have the opportunity to work in the following sectors:

  1. Pharmaceutical Industry
  2. Federal and Provincial Governments
  3. Hospitals
  4. Pharmaceutical sales and Marketing
  5. Retail Pharmacy
  6. Academia and Research
  7. WHO programs