Master of Science, Pharmacology and Neuroscience: (Minimum of 30 Credits)
The M.S. program in Pharmacology & Neuroscience is an excellent method for students to receive additional preparation for pursuit of a M.D. or Ph.D. degree. The M.S. program emphasizes a combination of course work, laboratory experience and training in the scientific method.
For those students intending the M.S. as a terminal degree, the Objectives of the program include preparation of the student for the following career paths:
- Teaching of Pharmacology and/or Neuroscience at the undergraduate level.
- Participation in team research in universities, industry or government.
The student will select a major adviser and assemble a thesis committee. The student, adviser and committee will formulate a plan of study. The adviser and committee will assist the student during the entire course of the program.
|Required Didactic Courses|
|IDC 601||Responsible Conduct of Research||1|
|IDC 625||Introduction to Biostatistics for the Biomedical Sciences||3|
|PHR 536||Drugs and Drug Targets||2|
|PHR 537||Fundamentals of Neuroscience||3|
|PHR 715||Foundational Science||4|
|Required Seminar and Topical Courses|
|PHR 531||Topics in Pharmacology and Drug Discovery Journal Club||2|
|PHR 532||Hot Topics in Neuroscience Journal Club||2|
|PHR 750||Research Discussions In Pharmacology & Neuroscience||4|
|PHR 760||Research Rounds In Pharmacology & Neuroscience||4|
|PHR 791||Pharmacology & Neuroscience Seminar||3|
|Required Research Courses|
|PHR 795||Directed Independent Study||6|
|PHR 797||Master's Directed Independent Research||16-20|
|PHR 799||Master's Thesis||3-6|
|Integrative and Alternative Medicine|
|Medical Pharmacology I|
|Medical Pharmacology II|
|Introduction to Neuropharmacology|
|Receptor and Molecular Pharmacology|
|Fundamentals of Brain Imaging, Recording, and Stimulation|
|Research Laboratory Rotations (up to 3 credits)|
|Special Topics in Pharmacology & Neuroscience|
The student must maintain at least a B (3.0) average throughout the MS program, with no more than six credits with a grade below B-.
Thesis: Master of Science students must present and defend a thesis. The defense is open to the public, but only the student's thesis committee may directly participate in the examination. Copies of the thesis must be presented to the committee at least 30 days prior to the defense.