Translational Pharmaceutical Science

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Master of Science

About the Program

Bring research from the bench to the bedside with a Master of Science in Translational Pharmaceutical Science from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, the #1 medical school in Ohio.

As the pharmaceutical industry continues to expand, so too does the need for graduates with foundational science knowledge, clear understanding of translational applications, broad ranges of professional skills and diverse interdisciplinary training. In our two-year program, you’ll learn what it takes to bring a drug to market, translating basic scientific research into clinical discoveries that will directly impact patients.

When you graduate, you’ll be prepared for a variety of careers—such as a pharmaceutical scientist, quality assurance scientist, quality control scientist, program manager, research analyst, clinical research coordinator and more.

What to Expect

In our highly collaborative environment, you’ll excel with the support of passionate faculty, staff and classmates across not only the School of Medicine, but also our law, engineering and management schools. 

Throughout the two-year program, you’ll develop an interdisciplinary training plan through your choice of electives. With courses spanning biomedical science, business management, intellectual property, patent law, bioengineering, biostatistics and bioinformatics, you can either craft a speciality or take a more generalized approach to your training over the course of your two years in our program. 

Our diverse, integrative curriculum, paired with hands-on experiences—such as internships and research—will ensure you’re positioned to excel in a multitude of pharmaceutical industry roles.

To support our students’ professional development, we partner with pharmaceutical companies through EnRICH, a career development program designed to provide learning and mentoring experiences that will set you apart.

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Beyond the Classroom

Case Western Reserve University is located in the healthcare hub of Cleveland, Ohio—home to more than 50 pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies and world-renowned hospitals, such as Cleveland Clinic, Louis Stokes VA Medical Center, MetroHealth Medical Center and University Hospitals. 

Here, you’ll have your choice of ways to volunteer, shadow and connect with the local healthcare community and industry partners, including Athersys, CMC Pharma, Abeona and GenomOncology.

By the Numbers


medical university in Ohio, U.S. News & World Report


university for contributions to innovation, Nature Index Innovation


medical school for research in the country, U.S. News & World Report


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Admission Requirements

Our program thrives when we have students with diverse perspectives and a range of educational, professional and life experiences. We look forward to learning more about you!

The application process requires:

  • Online application, including a one-page statement of scholarly purpose 
  • $50 application fee
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution (either already complete, or will be complete before you enroll)
  • Unofficial transcripts
  • Current resume/CV
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • International applicants: Results of TOEFL, IELTS or PTE

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Tawna L. Mangosh, PharmD, PhD
Visiting Instructor, Department of Pharmacology
School of Medicine

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