Master of Science in Clinical Pharmacy

  • Type : Graduate
  • Credit Hours : 36hrs
  • Language : English
  • Campuses: Al Ain



Our Masters in Clinical Pharmacy is a program designed to support pharmacists to develop the knowledge, clinical skills and behaviors required to provide more patient-centered care as part of multidisciplinary healthcare teams.



To revolutionize clinical pharmacy practice and healthcare through interdisciplinary education, training and research.



Our mission is to educate and inspire a diverse group of professional clinical pharmacists to be leaders, advance patient care, and improve health for all. 

We seek to create, disseminate, and apply new knowledge that endows our graduates with the skills, abilities, behaviors, and attitudes necessary to apply the clinical sciences to the provision of inter-professional patient-centered care, management of medication use systems, advocacy of population health and wellness, and collaborative discovery and implementation of solutions to today’s and tomorrow’s healthcare problems.


Core values

Caring, integrity, diversity, collaboration, and excellence




  • Provide innovative, inter-professional experiences to develop students and pharmacists as integral members of the health care team.
  • Educate pharmacists to apply evidence-based approaches to practice.
  • Develop pharmacists to become leaders in all practice settings.

Patient care

  • Provide evidence-based care that optimizes medication use across all health care settings.
  • Optimize health outcomes through partnerships with patients, caregivers, health care professionals, policy makers, and health plans.
  • Ensure precise, safe, and effective therapy through secure and reliable medication prescribing, supply, and delivery systems.


  • Generate and disseminate knowledge to advance patient care, medication safety, disease prevention and treatment, health care cost-effectiveness and quality, and pharmacy education.
  • Apply new knowledge to develop, evaluate, and disseminate innovative health care delivery models, pharmacy education models, and health policy.

Public service

  • Participate in local, national, and global health programs that promote and advocate health improvement, wellness, disease prevention and treatment, and access to health care.
  • Serve as patient advocates.
  • Participate as active leaders.



The following are the MSc. Clinical Pharmacy program’s objectives:

  1. Provide students with advanced knowledge and practice of clinical pharmacy
  2. Enhance critical thinking and problem-solving skills through conducting clinical research of graduate level
  3. Graduate professionals who are able to advance pharmacy practice in different clinical settings
  4. Graduate clinical pharmacist able to utilize evidence-based medicine and high standards of ethics in decision-making process


Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this program, the graduate will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a high level of up-to-date knowledge in the area of pharmacotherapeutics and kinetics.
  • Design an individualized pharmaceutical care plan, taking into consideration the patient’s socioeconomic factors to improve a patient’s health outcomes.
  • Communicate accurate and reliable information to the patient and other healthcare providers.
  • Detect, predict, prevent and report adverse drug reactions.
  • Critically evaluate the literature and undertake practice-based research to enhance problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrate the ability to utilize self-learning skills to enhance pharmacy professional practice.
  • Employ ethical and evidence-based medicine in the decision-making process.


Job Opportunities 

 Leadership Positions

As a clinical pharmacist, your opportunities to be a leader are greatly expanding. All pharmacists are leaders in their everyday practices by successfully influencing the behavior of physicians, nurses, pharmacy technicians, interns, support staff, and others to enhance medication safety and optimize patient outcomes. Formal leadership positions are also available to those interested. Within these roles, practitioners may hold many different titles and responsibilities while working with other health care professionals in promoting superior patient care:

  • Clinical Pharmacist Specialist
  • Clinical Manager
  • Clinical Coordinator
  • Clinical Pharmacy Operations Manager
  • Pharmacy Supervisor
  • Pharmacy Assistant Director
  • Pharmacy Associate Director
  • Pharmacy Director

 Academia and Clinical Pharmacy Careers

Clinical pharmacists interested in teaching can working in universities and teaching in colleges of pharmacy.

 Research-Oriented Careers

The demand for clinical pharmacist scientists is becoming more widespread within the healthcare arena. Clinical scientists can oversee clinical development strategies, design studies, and analyze data for publication. Other areas include participation and leading preclinical studies on new technologies, and developing protocols for pharmacogenomics and biomarkers. Clinical research does not only involve a “lab-type” research setting. Clinical research also involves studies of human subjects, not limited to surveys, cross-sectional, case-series, case-control, cohort, and first-in-human studies, proof-of-principle projects, and all phases of clinical trials.

Hospital careers

  • Different departments in the hospital
  • Polyclinics and health complexes
  • Centers for drug information and toxicity control


Admission Requirements

General Admission Requirements

  • A Bachelor degree in Pharmacy or its equivalent approved by the UAE Ministry of Education with a minimum (GPA) of (3 out of 4) point scale, or its equivalent on the Bachelor level.
  • A valid English Language Proficiency Certificate in one of the below certificates or its equivalent, at least as the following:
1400 550 79 213 6 B2
*Except non-fulfillment of English proficiency requirement


Conditional Requirments 

A student may be granted conditional admission to the Master of Science in Clinical Pharmacy in the following cases:

- If a student scored (530 in TOEFL ITP) or has an equivalent, s/he will be granted a conditional admission, provided that s/he:

  • Obtains at least a score of (550 in TOEFL) or (6 in IELTS) by the end of the first term of joining the program,
  • Registers  for no more than( 6) credit hours in the first term of joining the program
  • Obtains a GPA of no less than (3 out of 4) in the first six credit hours of the approved program.


- If a student obtains a Bachelor's degree with a GPA between (2 and 2.99 out of 4) or its equivalent and meets the conditions of the English Language proficiency requirements as set out above, s/he can advance to the program, provided that the student:

  • Registers in the first semester of joining the program with no more than (9) credit hours,
  • Obtains a GPA of (3 out of 4) in the first 9 hours of the approved program.

Graduation Requirements

To obtain a “Master of Science in Clinical Pharmacy”, a student must successfully complete 36 credit hours, including 24 credit hours of didactic courses, 6 credit hours of the clinical and a dissertation of 6 credit hours. with minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3 out of 4.

Study Plan

Course No Course Title CR.H. Prerequisite
Specialization Courses (36) CR.H.
(1) Core Compulsory Courses (24) CR.H
0202611 Biostatistics and Research Design 2  
0202612 Pharmacotherapeutics- cardiovascular 3  
0202613 Pharmacotherapeutics - Infectious Diseases 3  
0202614 Pharmacotherapeutics-Respiratory and GIT 3  
0202615 Pharmacotherapeutics- Endocrinology and CNS 3  
0202616 Clinical Pharmacokinetics 2  
0202617 Advanced Pharmacy Practice 3  
0202618 Pharmacovigilance and Pharmacoepidemiology 2  
0202619 Evidence Based Practice 3  
(2) Internship (6) CR.H
0202690 Clinical Clerkship 6  
(3) Thesis (6) CR.H
0202699 Dissertation 6 (0202690)

Guidance Plan

Course Description

Contact Us

College of Pharmacy

Al Ain University

P.O. Box. 64141 Al Ain - United Arab Emirates

Tel. : +971 3 7024888  

Fax : +971 7024777