M.S., Pharmacology and Neuroscience

Master of Science, Pharmacology and Neuroscience: (30 Credits)

The Objectives of the program include preparation of the student for the following career paths:

  1. Teaching of Pharamacology and/or Neuroscience at the undergraduate level.
  2. Participation in team research in universities, industry or government.

In addition, the M.S. program is an excellent method for students to receive additional preparation for pursuit of a M.D. or Ph.D. degree.  The Master's program emphasizes a combination of course work, laboratory experience and training in the scientific method.

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.

BMS 604Fundamentals Of Cell And Molecular Biology3
IDC 601Responsible Conduct of Research1
IDC 625Introduction to Biostatistics for the Biomedical Sciences3
PHR 531Topics in Pharmacology and Drug Discovery Journal Club1
PHR 532Hot Topics in Neuroscience Journal Club1
PHR 536Drugs and Drug Targets3
PHR 537Fundamentals of Neuroscience3
PHR 650Introduction to Neuropharmacology3
PHR 750Research Discussions In Pharmacology & Neuroscience1
PHR 760Research Rounds In Pharmacology & Neuroscience1-3
PHR 790Research Laboratory Rotations1-5
PHR 791Pharmacology & Neuroscience Seminar (up to 3 credits)1
PHR 797Master's Directed Independent Research (up to 19 credits)1-6
PHR 799Master's Thesis (up to 6 credits)1-6
Electives
Medical Pharmacology I
Medical Pharmacology II
Receptor and Molecular Pharmacology
Special Topics in Pharmacology & Neuroscience
Research Methods
Research Writing

The student must maintain a B (3.0) average throughout the master's program, with no more than six credits with a grade of C.

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 and Graduate Dean at least 30 days prior to the defense.