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Master of Science in Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Sciences (MSBPS)

2024/2025

Tuition waivers and teaching assistantships may be provided pending the availability of funds and are not guaranteed.

  • All budgets are estimated costs and subject to change.
  • The budget is for the student and educational expenses during the period of enrollment only.
  • Cost per unit $893.00 based on 20 units per year.
Tuition & Fees First Year
10 Months 20 units
Second Year
10 Months 20 units
Tuition 17,860 17,860
Student Body Fees (not applicable to this program) N/A N/A
Graduation Fees N/A 350
Student Health Record Fee 43 N/A
Budget Items/Estimated Costs First Year
10 Months
Second Year
10 Months
Books & Supplies 250 250
Living Expenses (room + food) 19,356 19,356
Misc. Personal Expenses 6,226 6,226
Transportation 3,314 3,314
Loan Fees First Year
10 Months
Second Year
10 Months
Direct Unsubsidized Loan Fees 217 217
Grad PLUS Loan Fees 1,132 1,145
Total Estimated Budget (subject to change) 48,405 48,718

 

Masters PharmD / Spring Start and Fall completion

Tuition and Fees Spring Start Fall completion
5 months 5 months
Tuition 8,500 8,500
Student Body Fees N/A N/A
Graduation Fees N/A 350
Budget Items/Estimated Costs
Books & Supplies (not applicable to this program) N/A N/A
Living Expenses (room + food) 9,355 9,355
Misc. Personal Expenses 3,112 3,112
Transportation 1,521 1,521
Loan Fees
Direct Unsubsidized Loan Fees 217 217
Grad PLUS Loan Fees 93 108
Total Estimated Budget 22,798 23,163

There were no graduates for the Master of Science in Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Sciences program for 2017, 2019 and 2020 that had WesternU debt. the average indebtedness for 2014 was $18,080, for 2016 was $532 and for 2018 the average indebtedness was $862.

The Pharmacy program has two disbursements per academic year. One in the fall before school starts and one in the spring.

To see a sample of what your loan repayment schedule may look like, please visit the Federal Student Aid Repayment Estimator Calculator.

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