The Pharmaceutical Sciences Department currently houses two graduate programs: The Pharmacological Sciences PhD program and the Master of Science in Pharmacology program.
The Pharmacological Sciences PhD program is a new interdepartmental doctoral program with the Department of Pharmacology. This program provides a unique opportunity for students interested in any scientific discipline represented by the Pharmaceutical Sciences faculty to have a year of broad, interdisciplinary training followed by focused doctoral research in the Pharmaceutical Sciences research group of their choice. Students apply to and complete their first year of graduate study in the MCP program. At the end of this first year of interdisciplinary training, they transition from MCP into a research group to begin their more focused doctoral research under the guidance of a Pharmaceutical Sciences faculty member and earn a PhD in Pharmacological Sciences.
The Master of Science in Pharmacology (MSP) is a two-year, 100% online degree program geared toward teaching students:
- The fundamental principles of pharmacology
- Mechanisms of drug action
- Current topics in drug discovery
- Strategies, techniques and critical thinking skills needed for drug research
The program is designed for working professionals who are interested in advancing in their careers or enhancing their competitiveness for admission to other degree programs.