Master of Science in Pharmacology

Pharmacology and Toxicology both require an understanding of basic properties and actions of chemicals and the biological systems they affect.  Pharmacology though, focuses more on the therapeutic actions of chemicals (particularly drugs) in the health sciences, the use of drugs as therapeutic agents in medicine or as tools in scientific research, and the development and regulation of pharmaceuticals.  Pharmacologists perform many different duties including research and teaching in academic, nonprofit and industrial settings, and in consulting and public service.

The Master of Science (M.S.) in Pharmacology degree program provides an academic experience that emphasizes research skills and prepares students for a range of careers in varied employment settings or more advanced academic study.  The M.S. curriculum provides a foundation of core concepts and skills through required coursework, but allows considerable flexibility for individualization through advanced electives and mentored research experiences.