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Pharmacology Masters program

One Year Masters Program
  • A one year post-baccalaureate program leading to the MS degree in Pharmacology
  • Designed for those interested in improving their credentials to gain admission to a medical or dental school
  • Class size is maintained at less than 25 to create a more personal connection between students & faculty
  • Students in our MS program take the School of Medicine's 2nd year Medical Pharmacology course (taught separately in a different sequence)
  • All graduate courses are taught within the School of Medicine by full time Medical School faculty
  • Successful performance will significantly improve ones credentials for applying to medical or dental school.
  • Students who took the MCAT a second time after completing our MS program between 2009-2013 significantly increased their MCAT score by 3.5±1.8(n=47, P<0.0001) (based upon the pre-2015 MCAT scale of 3-45).
  • Analysis of our program's outcomes has shown that 79% of pharmacology MS graduates have gained admittance into medical, dental or graduate school (e.g. 113/144 students for classes graduating between 2013-2017).
  • MS One Page Flyer (pdf)


  • To train students in the principles underlying the discipline of pharmacology
  • To learn the approach, rationale, and methods required to design and conduct research in pharmacology
The first day of class for the Fall semester will be August 21, 2023, and the last day of classes and exams for the Fall semester will be the week of Dec 11-15th, followed by Winter Recess.