Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University

Master's Programs

The Master of Science Program in Pharmacology prepares graduates for positions in:

  • Research and development
  • Research management
  • Clinical trials
  • Toxicology review and assessment

Graduates have been accepted into PhD and professional degree programs.

The MS Pharmacology Program also offers a track in Human Investigation. This track is for residents and fellows doing post-graduate clinical training. 

Students applying to the Program should have taken undergraduate general and organic chemistry courses and at least one biology course. An undergraduate biochemistry course is strongly recommended, but not required.

The program may be completed on a part-time or accelerated (coursework) schedule over a period of 1.5 to four years. Courses are offered late afternoon/early evening and meet once per week, allowing students the flexibility to work while taking classes or devote their full attention to their studies. Flexibility is the key.

Applications follow University guidelines. Refer to Admissions for further information.


All of our master's programs are designated Professional Science Master’s (PSM). PSM is a graduate/ professional degree grounded in science and designed for a variety of career options in business, government or non-profit organizations. The degree combines advanced coursework in science with an array of professional skill-development activities aligned with the needs of 21st century employers. Learn more about PSM on their website.

Contact Us

Office of Admissions

Phone:    (215) 503-4400

Carol Beck, PhD

Program Director
Address:    M46 Jefferson Alumni Hall
                        1020 Locust Street
                        Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone:       (215) 503-6539