The Master of Sciences (MS) degree program in Molecular Pharmacology and Therapeutics (MPaT) is an on-site, full-time academic program that provides students with a rigorous training platform in pharmacology that can help them achieve their career goals. Most of our graduates have progressed to further training in graduate or professional degree programs or careers in the pharmaceutical industry. Our curriculum is designed to provide a solid foundation of pharmacology principles and research experience in a lab setting. Students enter this program in the fall, at the beginning of a new academic year. Students can select a more research-intensive track that generally takes 2 years to complete and requires the defense of a thesis research project (Plan A), or a track that gives students less exposure to research but can be completed in 1 year (Plan B).

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Director of Graduate Studies
Dr. Scott Dehm
560D Masonic Cancer Research Building

Graduate Program Coordinator
Marie Lindloff, MS
6-120B Jackson Hall

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Amy Ram

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