• MS in Pharmacy in USA, Universities, After B.Pharmacy in India

    Pharmacy Education in USA ( MS in Pharmacy, Pharm.D., Phd in Pharmacy )
    How to become a Pharmacist in USA? - Guide for B.Pharmacy Studnets
    What is FPGEE & NAPLEX certification exam?
    Universities for MS in Pharmacy

    About MS in Pharmacy

    There is a lot of confusion among prospective students about What courses to select in USA after B.Pharmacy in India. This Article talks about what the Pharm.D., the M.S. program and the Ph.D. program are all about . At the end of the Pharm.D. section on this website, the possibility of international students with a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Pharmacy becoming registered pharmacists in the U.S. is addressed.
    Three Degrees of Pharmacy Education available in USA.
    1) Pharm.D.
    2) M.S. Programs
    3) Ph.D. Program

    List of Universities offering Pharmacy education in USA>>

    How to become Pharmacist in USA? - Guide to International Students with B.Pharmacy Degree

    For international students who've done their bachelors in pharmacy program in countries other than the U.S., becoming a registered pharmacist requires that they first take the FPGEE (Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Equivalency Examination) followed by the NAPLEX (North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination).

    International students who have graduated with a 4 year B. Pharmacy degree before Jan 2003 are eligible to register for taking the FPGEE and TSE tests. Those who have graduated AFTER Jan 2003 require a 5 year B.Pharmacy degree to be eligible to register for the FPGEE. This change was made to keep the standards of foreign pharmacists on par with U.S. standards. And NO, there is no way around this. If you graduated after Jan 2003 with a 4 year B. Pharmacy degree, you are, unfortunately, not eligible to register for the FPGEE. You will have to take the PharmD course if you want to become a pharmacist in U.S.A. or have a 5 year B. Pharmacy degree. You can't make up 5 years with 2 years of your masters either. Period.

    what is the duration of PharmD in USAafter the Bpharm completed in india?

    3 - 6 years. Since you already completed some courses in B.pharmacy level, Some of the courses in PharmD will be waived.

    Do i need to take FPGEE &TSE tests after Pharm.D.?

    you will be eligible to give NAPLEX and law exam to get licence. (no need to give FPGEE and TSE)

    Is it worth to study PharmD in USA?

    Itz your wish. It may take 3-6 years and later you need to take certification exams too. It needs time, money and efftort. Though you go through all this pain, US Pharmacy companies like CVS, Walgreens will give preference to US Citizens and Greencard Holders in Jobs.

    Then What is MS in Pharmacy and Phd in Pharmacy?...How they are useful?

    Both of these are different from PharmD. These are regular degrees. You can't become a pharmacist with these degrees. But you can get into industry jobs with these degrees.

    what to do After B.Pharmacy?

    It is not easy to become a pharmacist in USA with B.pharmacy degree from India. So, it is better to switch to majors like MS in Pharmacy(But you can't become a pharmacist), MS/PhD in Chemistry, Pharmacology, Drug Administration, Biology, Health Administration, MS in pharmaceutics, pharmaceutical chemistry, pharmaceutical administration etc

    TOP Pharmacy Universities in USA

    1 University of Illinois-Chicago
    2 Purdue University
    3 Ohio State University
    4 University of California
    5 University of Cincinnati:
    6 University of Kentucky
    7 Ferris State University
    8 University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
    9 University of North Carolina
    10 University of Tennessee
    11 University of Oklahoma
    12 University of Utah
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    Comments 28 Comments
    1. DBSSBalaji's Avatar
      DBSSBalaji -
      I am a B.Pharm,PharmD graduate from India.What is the best option for me in USA?
    1. Divyamudik's Avatar
      Divyamudik -
      Im a B.Sc Biotechnology, Microbiology, Chemistry Graduate with 15 years education .I also have 3 years work experience in lab.Please suggest me am i eligible for M.S in Pharamaceutical Chemistry .
    1. krupal's Avatar
      krupal -
      i m a b.pharm graduate from india. what is best option for me in usa?
    1. jayasree's Avatar
      jayasree -
      i completed my m.pharm in india. can i do ms in usa? r any other best option is there without doing ms?
      is there any other couses without doing ms?
    1. Sandy D's Avatar
      Sandy D -
      Quote Originally Posted by jayasree View Post
      i completed my m.pharm in india. can i do ms in usa? r any other best option is there without doing ms?
      is there any other couses without doing ms?
      Hi Jayasree,

      Yes, you can do MS from USA if you wish so, other option could be MBA and worth applying for PHD.

      Thanks.
      Sandy D
    1. Sandy D's Avatar
      Sandy D -
      Quote Originally Posted by DBSSBalaji View Post
      I am a B.Pharm,PharmD graduate from India.What is the best option for me in USA?
      Hi Balaji,

      There are plenty options for you MS, MBA and also worth applying for PHD.

      Thanks.
      Sandy D
    1. SandyD's Avatar
      SandyD -
      Hi Jayasree,

      Yes, you can do MS in USA if you have GRE score and tution fees to support. Other options are MBA and PHD.

      Thanks.
      Sandy D
    1. SandyD's Avatar
      SandyD -
      Quote Originally Posted by DBSSBalaji View Post
      I am a B.Pharm,PharmD graduate from India.What is the best option for me in USA?
      Hi DBSS Balaji,

      Good options for your are MS MBA and PHD.

      Thanks.
      Sandy D
    1. jamirul's Avatar
      jamirul -
      hi i am studying in b.pharm at university of asia pasific in bangladesh
      after completing my b.pharm can i done m.pharm in USA
    1. Unregistered's Avatar
      Unregistered -
      hi,
      I did Mpharm in India and came to US after marriage what could be the better option for me to do a job in US in pharmacy field ? Is it a good and easy path in getting a pharmacy job here?
    1. Unregistered's Avatar
      Unregistered -
      can i study pharm D as post baccularate course in USA. any one please help me by replying at baluv009@gmail.com
    1. hussein ali's Avatar
      hussein ali -
      Hi I studied Bachelor of Pharmacy graduating in 2012 with two years experience in sanofi and I graduated in 4 years and a half of Jordan-what is best for me?
    1. bushra's Avatar
      bushra -
      Hi iam in pharma d 4th year studyning frm india
      but i want to work in u.s as a pharmacist as thrrz no much scope of phrma d in india
      plz let me knw the procedure and xamz
    1. ravitejamga's Avatar
      ravitejamga -
      hi,
      i am completed m.pharm pharmacology in india and looking for phd in pharmacology in usa.
      my query is
      how to get admission for phd?
      am i get direct phd admission in usa?
      and what are the procedures for that?
      please send me details to my mail...........
    1. Satishdhanda's Avatar
      Satishdhanda -
      Hi my self Satish dhanda I done b.pharma & m.pharma in pharmaceutical in India but now I'm in USA on visitor visa but I want to work here plz tell me that's process
    1. Unregistered's Avatar
      Unregistered -
      i have completed my pharmd in India. What all are necessary to become a pharmacist in the USA?
    1. Unregistered's Avatar
      Unregistered -
      Hi i am bpharamacy student 2 year in india ply give information about ms pharmacy in usa
    1. karun's Avatar
      karun -
      What if i do M.S. in us after b.pharm. in india.
      Can i get job in US in industry without being registered pharmacist....forget about anything else just in industry...?
    1. garghimani's Avatar
      garghimani -
      I have done 4 year b pharmacy in india. What are the options I can opt in us
    1. Unregistered's Avatar
      Unregistered -
      i am b.sc botany major..do we have any course for b.pharm
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