MS in Pharmacology and Toxicology


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Program Description

Program Summary

Earn your Master of Science (MS) degree in Pharmacology and Toxicology at the University of the Sciences and make your mark by integrating theory with trailblazing experiments on the frontiers of science. Benefit from our unique blend of leading researchers, state-of-the-art facilities, and small class sizes. 


Why Choose the University of the Sciences?

  1. In coursework and laboratory rotations you’ll conduct groundbreaking research shoulder-to-shoulder with expert faculty.
  2. You’ll present your research findings at local and national scientific gatherings.
  3. Over the past five years, our graduates have 100% job placement.
  4. Small class sizes encourage personal attention.
  5. You’ll join our expert faculty in intramural seminars and a weekly Journal Club.
  6. Surrounded by 250 medical facilities and within two hours of 75% of all U.S. pharmaceutical firms, USciences is at the heart of the biotechnology and health science industry.
  7. Our long-standing relationships with many companies and organizations provide you with internship options and job opportunities.

Career Outcomes

Your hands-on preparation will make you an ideal candidate for a career in academia, private industry, or public service.  


At the completion of the MS degree in Pharmacology and Toxicology, every student will be able to carry out the following:

  • Conduct experiments using standard written laboratory protocols.
  • Analyze and interpret data from experiments and publications.
  • Design experiments to investigate a question.
  • Present laboratory findings orally in seminar format and in writing in a manuscript for publication.
  • As applicable, defend a thesis or dissertation in a public forum.

Graduate coursework emphasizes the integration of biochemistry, cell and molecular biology, physiology, pharmacology, toxicology, statistics, and experimental design. Theory and methodologic aspects are considered within the context of current research literature in these fields. Students propose, develop, and perform an independent research project under the guidance of a Faculty Advisory Committee and defend their master’s thesis before an examination committee of graduate faculty and other expert scientists.  

Current research interests of the pharmacology and toxicology faculty encompass cancer pharmacology, metabolism and cellular mechanisms of toxicity of drugs and xenobiotics, cancer cell motility and signaling, and cardiovascular pharmacology and neuropharmacology.

Admissions Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Three references
  • Official transcript of college and graduate school work.  International applicants must submit a course-by-course transcript evaluation for all previous degrees through WES.
  • Personal statement
  • GRE score optional for 2021
  • Proof of English proficiency for international applicants 

Detailed application requirements and deadlines can be found here.

Contact us

Phone: +1-888-996-8747


Last updated Nov 2020

About the School

University of the Sciences has prepared students to be leaders and practitioners in the healthcare and science fields for nearly 200 years. Key to its distinctive education is a tradition of hands-on ... Read More

University of the Sciences has prepared students to be leaders and practitioners in the healthcare and science fields for nearly 200 years. Key to its distinctive education is a tradition of hands-on research and experiential learning that is evident in every graduate who has walked its campus. Since its founding in 1821 as Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, the first college of pharmacy in North America, USciences has grown to more than 30 degree-granting programs from bachelor’s through doctoral degrees in the health sciences, bench sciences, and healthcare business and policy fields. USciences students are proven everywhere they go. Read less