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Program overview

Specific Program Requirements (Hegis Code 0409)

A minimum grade of B– must be achieved in each pharmacology core course and pharmacology elective in order to use it to fulfill degree requirements. Elective credits must be in advanced didactic courses in pharmacology (catalog numbers 2000-7999) or, if in other disciplines, in didactic courses approved by the program director. Students who submit a Master’s Thesis (Plan B) will be required to present and defend their work before their thesis committees.

The Professional Science Master’s track (Plan C) requires 36 credits overall. This total includes a minimum of 24 credits from the science curriculum, a minimum of 8 credits from the professional skills curriculum, and an internship and capstone project report. A Master’s Literature Review may be substituted for the capstone report if proprietary concerns at the company hosting the internship preclude a formal report. In certain circumstances, with the approval of the program director and associate dean for the professional science Master’s program, a research rotation (PHRM 9800 or BMSM 9800, minimum 3 credits) may be substituted for the internship, along with either a Master’s Literature Review or a Master’s Thesis.

Plan A: 
Required Courses  
Fundamentals of Pharmacology (PHRM 1000) * 3 credits
Mammalian Physiology I & II (PHYM 1010, 1020) 8 credits
General Biochemistry I & II (BCHM 1010, 1020) 8 credits
Pharmacology I & II (PHRM 1010, 1020) 8 credits
Master's Independent Study (PHRM 9700) 1 credit
Master’s Literature Review (PHRM 9750) 0 credits
Pharmacology Electives  4 credits
Electives-general (didactic credits only)  6 credits 
 
TOTAL  30 credits

* Students with prior training in pharmacology may substitute
elective credits for PHARM 1000.


Plan B:
 
Required Courses  
Mammalian Physiology I & II (PHYM 1010, 1020) 8 credits
General Biochemistry I & II (BCHM 1010, 1020) 8 credits
Pharmacology I & II (PHRM 1010,1020) 8 credits
Master’s Thesis Research (PHRM 9800) 1-5 credits
Master’s Thesis (PHRM 9850) 0 credits
Pharmacology Electives  2-6 credits
   
TOTAL 30 credits