Pharmacology

College

  • Center City Campus
  • College of Life Sciences

Degree Earned

  • Master of Science

Program Length
2 - 4 years

Program Type

  • On Campus

Contact Information

Program Director

Name: Carol L. Beck, PharmD, PhD
Position: Program Director

Jefferson Alumni Hall, M46
1020 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

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Program Coordinator

Name: Alexandra Whitman
Position: Program Coordinator

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Curriculum

Students are required to take a minimum of 40 credits for conferral of degree.

20 credits required. 6 credits total of Master's Research.

*Students starting Fall 2018 or later will take GC 640 Research Ethics as a required course.

Course Title Credits
BI 550 Topics in Biomedical Chemistry 3
GC 640 Research Ethics * 1
GC 660 Biostatistical Methods of Data Analysis 3
GC 715 MS Basic Sciences Seminar
1
PR 522 General Pharmacology 3
PR 525 Clinical Pharmacology 3
PR 870 Master's Research 1-6
PR 880 Master's Research 1-6
PR 890 Master's Research 1-6

Select two courses, total of 4-6 credits.

Course Title Credits
GC 510 Database Design & Management 2
GC 525 Information Technology for Decision Making 3
GC 600 Managerial and Teamwork Skills 3
GC 605 Performance Improvement 2
GC 610 Strategic Mgmt: Increasing R&D Productivity 2
GC 615 Grants and Contract Management 2
GC 617 Mgmt of Pharma Drug Development Projects 2
GC 620 Fundamentals of Financial Management 3
GC 621 Biotechnology Venture Management 2
GC 635 Fundamentals of Clinical Trials Management 2
GC 636 Principles of Career Management - Diverse Biomed Careers 2

14-16 credits required. 6 credits maximum master's clerkship.

Course Title Credits
CB 560 Principles of Cell Biology 3
CB 570 Pathologic Aspects of Disease 3
GC 520.01 Cultural Humility in Life Sciences 2
GC 529 Laboratory Animal Science 2
GC 625 Drug Development Essentials 2
GC 630 Fund-Clinical Trials 3
GC 631 Comparitive Effectiveness & Pt. Centered Outcomes Research 3
GC 645 Genomics & Bioinformatics 3
GC 650 EconAnal of Healthcare Intervention 3
GC 654 Pharmacoepidemiology 2
GC 665 Cell Signaling 4
GC 680 Lab Techniques-Molecular Biology 3
GC 690 Reg Issues in Human Subject Research 2
GC 720 Scientific Writing 2
GC 740 Principles of Pedagogy 1
GC 741 Principles of Science Pedagogy 1
GE 651 Pathobiology of Cancer 2
MI 521 Intro to Immunology (3 credits as of Fall 2022) 3
MI 540 MI-Antimicrobial Agents 2
MI 580 Principles - Epidemiology 3
NS 690 Neuropharmacology 3
PR 505 Environmental Toxicology 3
PR 525 Principles-Clinical Pharmacology 3
PR 526 Pharmacogenomics 2
GC 531 Fundamentals of Biosafety (formerly PR 530) 2
PR 630 General Toxicology 3
PR 810 Master's Clerkship 1-6
PR 820 Master's Clerkship 1-6
PR 830 Master's Clerkship 1-6

Total number of credits must be at least 40 (this includes the 9 credits that are transferred into the Program). 3 credits total of Clerkship, 6 credits total of Master's Research.

Course Title Credits
BI 505 Topics in Biomedical Chemistry** 3
PR 522 General Pharmacology** 3
CB 570 Pathologic Aspects of Disease** 3
GC 510 Database Design & Management 2
GC 630 Fundamentals of Clinical Trials 3
GC 640 Research Ethics and Responsible Conduct 1

GC 650 Economic Analysis of Healthcare Interventions

OR

GC 631 Comparative Effectiveness & Pt. Centered Outocmes Research

3

 

3

GC 654 Pharmacoepidemiology 2
GC 660 Biostatistical Methods of Data Analysis 3
GC 690 Regulatory Issues in Scientific Affairs 2
MI 580 Epidemiology 3
PR 525 Clinical Pharmacology 3
PR 810 Master's Clerkship 1-3
PR 820 Master's Clerkship 1-3
PR 830 Master's Clerkship 1-3
PR 870 Master's Research 1-6
PR 880 Master's Research 1-6
PR 890 Master's Research 1-6

**This track is for residents and fellows doing post-graduate clinical training. Nine credits are transferred in from their medical school/clinical education. We transfer credit for these courses, which are typically taken as part of a medical school curriculum:

  • GC 630—prerequisite is GC 660
  • PR 654—prerequisite is MI 580 and GC 660