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The Industrial Pharmacy master’s program at The University of Toledo prepares students to design the drug-delivery methods of the future. 

UToledo's College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences is one of the best in the U.S. and is nationally ranked.

We give our students a competitive edge in the job market. Graduates of our master’s program in industrial pharmacy learn to: 

  • Understand five functional areas of pharmaceutics: chemistry, computer science, engineering, pharmaceutical manufacturing and data analysis 
  • Work effectively with colleagues, scientists and industrial professionals and administrators on pharmaceutical manufacturing projects 
  • Problem solve and develop, test and produce pharmaceutical dosage forms 

Top Reasons to Study industrial pharmacy at UToledo

  1. Research collaboration.
    UToledo’s pharmacy college cultivates research partnerships with academic institutions and private-sector industries through our Center for Drug Design and Development. The center focuses on converting new discoveries into practical therapies that can benefit the public.  
  2. Leading-edge medical campus.
    Study at one of the most technologically advanced health-science campuses in the U.S., home to UToledo’s medical and pharmacy schools. Our labs feature state-of-the-art instruments and equipment. 
  3. Financial aid.
    A limited number of teaching assistantships are available for master’s students. Each includes a tuition waiver and stipend.  

UToledo master’s students each complete a contemporary Industrial Pharmacy project. They apply their knowledge as entry-level scientists in the pharmaceutical industry across the world.  

As part of their projects, students develop and characterize novel drug-delivery systems, including: 

  • Solid lipid nanoparticles 
  • Nanoemulsions 
  • Thermosensitive gels 
  • Transdermal patches and more 

More than $1 million in grant money is awarded annually to the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences for research and development. Industrial Pharmacy faculty members have varied research interests, including: 

  • Nanostructured systems and nanoparticulates for drug delivery 
  • Laboratory testing and characterization of materials, pharmaceuticals and excipients 
  • Topical delivery: designing, optimizing and testing cosmetic and/or pharmaceutical topical formulations, including creams, lotions, gels and ointments, using in-silico modeling 
  • Sensory testing of cosmetic products 
  • Studying emulsion stabilization mechanisms and emulsification techniques 
  • Oral delivery: formulating and evaluating tablets with immediate release (such as ODTs), and/or sustained release 


What jobs can I get with an industrial pharmacy degree?

The Industrial Pharmacy master’s program prepares students to assume entry-level pharmaceutical manufacturing positions. Industrial Pharmacy scientists perform pre-formulation evaluation, dosage form design and stability testing. 

Graduates of our master’s program also are accepted into Ph.D. programs at prestigious universities, including: 

  • University of Michigan 
  • University of Wisconsin 
  • Ohio State University 
  • Purdue University 
  • University of Kansas 
  • Rutgers University 
  • University of Maryland 






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Last Updated: 11/16/23