Our master’s in pharmacology provides you with a
foundation in the discipline and helps you develop an
individualized program of research.
Our students are well prepared to continue in doctoral programs
in pharmacology or other biomedical sciences and strong competitors
for academic and industry laboratory research positions.
Outstanding, internationally recognized faculty
provide extensive mentoring to support your research interests. In
addition to faculty in our department, you may conduct
interdisciplinary research with faculty at the world-renowned Roswell Park Cancer
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Your coursework will survey the principles of pharmacology and toxicology and cell biology, cover relevant aspects of the basic sciences and provide instruction in research methodology. Work with our highly accomplished faculty at every stage of experimental, hands-on research: studying biological processes, modeling novel compounds, synthesizing these compounds and testing their effects.
Your studies culminate in a thesis defense based on your own research. Our structured curriculum and proactive mentoring helps most MA candidates complete their degree in two years.
We invite students to join our master's program only when we can
guarantee them a lab placement. Our small, selective program
maximizes one-on-one attention with faculty and ensures you can
work with a thesis advisor of your choice.
We also fully fund student travel to major pharmacology conferences where you can present your research. We encourage our students to publish and we set up opportunities for you to meet researchers early in your career, initiating professional connections to support your long-term goals.
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