Master of Science (M.Sc.) Pharmacology (Thesis) (45 credits)

The program leading to a master’s degree is designed to provide students with the opportunity to acquire knowledge in Pharmacology and research methodology, to conduct a research project and analyze data, and to write a thesis. Students will also receive essential training in Research Professionalism, Scientific Communication and Statistics. Programs are normally completed in 18-24 months.

Thesis Courses (24 credits):

PHAR 696 Thesis Preparation 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

PHAR 698 Thesis Preparation 2 9 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

PHAR 699 Thesis Preparation 3 12 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Required Courses (12 credits):

PHAR 601 Research Seminar 6 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

PHAR 609 Research Professionalism for Pharmacologists (1 credit)
Discussion of good research practices in Pharmacology, including scientific conduct and misconduct, mentorship, authorship, peer review, research on animal and human subjects, and intellectual property.
PHAR 610 Scientific Communication for Pharmacologists (2 credits)
This is a hands-on course with a strong emphasis on developing scientific writing and oral communication skills in Pharmacology
PHAR 712 Statistics for Pharmacologists 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Complementary Courses (6 credits from the following courses):

PHAR 562 Neuropharmacology 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

PHAR 563 Endocrine Pharmacology 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

PHAR 503 Drug Discovery & Development 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

PHAR 505 Structural Pharmacology 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

OR completion of an equivalency exam
OR an exemption granted by the Graduate Training Committee (GTC) on the basis of previous courses

Students who have taken these courses as part of their undergraduate degree, passed the equivalency exam, or been exempted, will register for the following course:

PHAR 697 Thesis Preparation 1 6 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

One additional 700-level PHAR course, or the equivalent, upon approval by the GTC

700-level Graduate Courses:

Fall 2019 - PHAR 706 Topics in Pharmacology 5  (3 credits)

Title: State of the art Technology for Diagnosis and Treatment of Neurodegenerative Disorders - Coordinator: G. Multhaup

Winter 2020 - PHAR 702 Topics in Pharmacology 1 (3 credits)
Title: Toxicology of endocrine active chemicals - Co-Coordinator: B. Robaire/B. Hales

Fall 2020 - PHAR 704 Topics in Pharmacology 3 (3 credits)
Title: TBA - Coordinator: M. Szyf

Winter 2021 - PHAR 705 Topics in Pharmacology 4 (3 credits)

Title: TBA - Coordinator: U. Saragovi

Class schedules on MINERVA

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