The Master of Science in Pharmacology program embodies the principles and mechanisms of drug action on biological systems.
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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.
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Admissions deadline for Fall term: June 1
Master of Science in Pharmacology General Requirements
A grade of C- or higher is required in each course.
Complete 13–18 semester hours from the following:
PHSC 5100 - Concepts in Pharmaceutical Science
PHSC 5102 - Concepts in Pharmaceutical Science 2
PHSC 5300 - Pharmaceutical Biochemistry
PHSC 7010 - Pharmaceutical Sciences Laboratory
PHSC 5310 - Cellular Physiology
PHSC 6212 - Research Skills and Ethics
BIOL 6381 - Ethics in Biological Research
PHSC 6214 - Experimental Design and Biostatistics
PHSC 6216 - Human Physiology and Pathophysiology
Note: Students take PHSC 5300 (Pharmaceutical Biochemistry) OR PHSC 7010 (Pharmaceutical Sciences Laboratory). Students take PHSC 6212 (Research Skills and Ethics) OR BIOL 6381 (Ethics in Biological Research).
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Full-Time Co-op Opportunities — Students on co-op work in a paid position in their field of study for three to six months.
In-Class Case Studies — Professors integrate case studies and exercises into the classroom to bring a real-world perspective and relevance to what they’re teaching.
Research — Students collaborate with faculty in our more than 30 federally funded research centers, tackling some of the most pressing challenges in health, security, and sustainability.
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Assistant Dean, Clinical Professor/ Assistant Dean Academic Affairs – Department of Pharmacy and Health Systems Sciences
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Below is a look at where our Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences alumni work, the positions they hold, and the skills they bring to their organization.