Thomas Jefferson University

MS in Medical Cannabis Science & Business

Institute of Emerging Health Professions

Designed to provide students with the knowledge in cannabis medicine, science, business, and policies, required to enter the cannabis industry, support patients, add to existing research and develop innovative cannabis business models

Program Length

2 years full-time
4 years part-time

Program Format

Online

Prerequisites

Bachelors or Clinical Degree | See more

Application Deadline

Fall: August 1, 2021
Spring: December 1, 2021
Summer: April 1, 2022

Program Start Date

Fall start: August 31, 2021
Spring start: January 10, 2022
Summer Start: May 9, 2022


Overview

Across the globe, cannabis medicalization and legalization are having a profound effect on the world. The potential for new pharmacotherapies working through unique mechanisms of action offer hope for many unmet clinical needs. Over half of the United States have already legalized cannabis in some form and the legal cannabis industry has been growing at a rate faster than any other industry over the past four years, becoming the single greatest job creation engine in America. The Master of Science (M.S.) in Medical Cannabis Science and Busines program is designed to provide students with the knowledge in cannabis medicine, science, business, and policies, required to enter the cannabis industry, support patients, add to existing research and develop innovative cannabis business models. The M.S. degree program encompasses three stackable graduate certificates in the following areas:

  • Cannabis Medicine (clinical applications, physiological impacts, therapies, and health effects)
  • Cannabis Science (botany, chemistry, pharmacology, and toxicology)
  • Cannabis Business (regulations, management, operations, financial analysis and business model innovation)

Program Details

2021-2022 Academic Year  

Fall 2021 Start Date:  August 31, 2021
To view the academic calendar, please visit our Academic Calendar page.

Tuition and fees vary by program and term. For more information, please review our Tuition Information page and select 'Graduate and Institute of Emerging Health Professions' tuition and fees link. 


Curriculum

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Students in the M.S. program will have the flexibility to choose which course to take each semester, which certificate to pursue first. The following table represents the course offerings by semester.
Students may enroll into the program in Fall, Spring or Summer and can decide which one of the certificate programs they would like to complete first.

*To view all semester course options for a full or part time student click here.

As you complete core courses you will earn the graduate certificates of:

  1. Cannabis Medicine (CMD 503, CMD 504, CMD 505)
  2. Cannabis Science (CSC 511, CSC 512, CSC 513)
  3. Cannabis Business (CBU 501, CBU 506, iMBA 604)

 Upon Completion, you will have 3 certificates and a Master’s degree.

*To register as a non-matriculated student view more information here.


Program Director

Brooke Worster

Brooke Worster, MD
Associate Professor

Dr. Brooke Worster completed her internal medicine and chief residency at Temple University and her pain and palliative care fellowships at Massachusetts General Hospital and Dana Farber Cancer center.  

Faculty

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Jack Henion, PhD

Professor Jack Henion is Emeritus Professor of Toxicology at Cornell University where he was a member of the College of Veterinary Medicine commencing in 1976.  
 

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Marilyn Huestis, PhD

Dr. Marilyn Huestis was the former Chief of Chemistry and Drug Metabolism at NIDA’s Intramural Research Program (IRP) where she conducted controlled drug administration studies.
 

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Mahmoud ElSohly, PhD, BCFE, BCFM

Mahmoud A. ElSohly is a Research Professor at The National Center for Natural Products Research, and Professor of Pharmaceutics and Drug Delivery, School of Pharmacy, University of Mississippi (UM).
 

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Sara Jane Ward, PhD

Dr. Sara Jane Ward is an Assistant Professor  in the Center for Substance Abuse Research,  Lewis Katz School of Medicine, Temple University.  

 


Contact us

Program Contact

Institute of Emerging Health Professions
IEHP-info@jefferson.edu
215-503-1111

Admission Contact

Marc Stearns
Senior Associate Director of Admissions
Office of Admissions
(215) 503-0155
Marc.Stearns@jefferson.edu

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