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 Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Research Institute on Addictions or in other departments on campus.
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 MS candidates complete their degree in two years.
Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs) define what students will know and be able to do because they have successfully completed the master's program in pharmacology. Assessment is conducted on a regular basis to determine to what extent students achieve the PLOs, to guide program modifications, and to improve teaching and learning practices.
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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