MS in Pharmacology

Graduate education in pharmacology embodies the principles and mechanisms of drug action on biological systems. Through course work, seminars, and conferences, students gain exposure to both classical and recent approaches that have led to the development of current theories of drug action. Pharmacology should not be confused with pharmacy, which is a professional degree allowing a licensed individual to dispense drugs.

Curriculum

Pharmaceutical Science Core 5-7 SH

PHSC 5100 / Concepts in Pharmaceutical Science / 2 SH
PHSC 6210 / Drug Design, Evaluation and Development / 2 SH
PHSC 6212 / Research Skills and Ethics / 1 SH or
CHEM 5600 / Research Skills and Ethics in Chemistry / 3 SH or
BIOL 6381 / Ethics in Biological Research / 2 SH

Pharmacology Specialization Core 14-18 SH

PHSC 6214 / Experimental Design and Biometrics / 2 SH
PHSC 6216 / Human Physiology and Pathophysiology / 2 SH
PMCL 6260 / Pharmacology 1 / 2 SH
PMCL 6261 / Pharmacology 2 / 2 SH
PMCL 6262 / Receptor Pharmacology / 2 SH
Studenst must take either:
BIOL 6300 / Graduate Biochemistry / 4 SH OR
PHSC 5300 / Pharmaceutical Biochemistry / 2 SH AND
BIOL 6301 / Molecular Cell Biology / 4 SH OR
PHSC 5310 / Cellular Physiology / 2 SH

General Elective Core 7-14 SH

Advisor consultation is required when choosing electives

Common elective courses:

PHSC 6226 / Imaging in Medicince and Drug Discovery / 2SH
PHSC 7010 / PharmSci Lab / 4 SH
PHSC 5200 / Advanced Immunology / 2SH
PHSC 6222 / Chemistry and Biology of Drugs of Abuse / 2SH
PHSC 6218 / Biomedical and Chemical Analysis / 2SH
NNMD 7270 / Introduction to Nanomedicine / 3SH
PHSC 6984 / Research / 2SH
PHSC 5976 / Directed Study / 1SH
PHSC 6300 / Seminar (Journal Club) 1SH

Total number of credits 33 SH

Sample course format:
Pharmacology Focus

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    Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences School of Pharmacy
    Bouvé College of Health Sciences
    Northeastern University
    140 The Fenway
    Boston, Massachusetts 02115

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