Pharmacognosy, MS, PhD - Costs & Financial Aid

A USciences education just became more affordable

In the fall of 2018, the tuition and fees based on your program of study will be frozen at the 2017-2018 level as listed below, and will stay at that level for the remainder of your time at USciences.

Institutional Funding

Qualified Chemistry, Biochemistry and Pharmacognosy PhD graduate students in our programs may receive full support and tuition remission from teaching assistantships, endowed fellowships, and grant funding.  Qualified Chemistry, Biochemistry and Pharmacognosy MS students are also eligible for financial aid. 

Kathleen Mayes Graduate Fellowship

Purpose of Fellowship: Established in 2016 by Dr. Kathleen Mayes, P’76, PharmD’78, former Interim President of USciences, this fellowship is intended to support graduate students in their pursuit of select master’s and PhD degree or certificate programs.

Eligibility: New graduate students in Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, Biomedical Writing, Chemistry, Health Psychology, Pharmacognosy, and the MBA in Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business, and new graduate students in the following certificate programs: Marketing Writing, Regulatory Writing, Pharmaceutical Business, Pharmaceutical Marketing, Finance, and Health Education and Communication.

Funding: Each student will receive an award amount that reduces per registered credit hour costs to $1000. This award will remain in effect for the duration of the student's program.

For information about this fellowship opportunity contact Graduate Admissions at

Click here for more information about institutional funding that may be available. Our knowledgeable Financial Aid Office staff members are here to help you with the process and discuss your options.

Costs for Students Entering Fall 2018

Tuition and Fees †

$1,676/credit*, billed each semester
* Kathleen Mayes Graduate Fellowship to reduce tuition rate to $1,000 per credit

University-sponsored Student Health Insurance – Plan Premium * ^


Room and Board *

$16,288 (estimated based on double room occupancy for fall and spring)

† Tuition and Fees for these students are frozen at this level for duration of their program

* Room, board and health insurance costs are subject to change annually. Amounts shown are 2018-19 costs.

^ Enrollment required of all full-time students without equivalent health insurance coverage.

The University Administration reserves the right to make changes in tuition, fees, and room and board charges.


James R. McKee, PhD
Program Director

Office Location:

Robert McNeil Graduate Study and Research Center, Room 201


University of the Sciences
600 South 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495