Advance your career on your own time and in your own location. The MS in Integrative Pharmacology targets the laboratory professional. The program is designed for those who have a desire to excel in their field but who do not currently wish to pursue a doctoral degree. This program was designed in association with biomedical industry leaders for individuals who seek career advancement and leadership roles in academic, government, or industrial laboratories. Unique features of the program include required professional development courses in areas such as project management, leadership, drug development, and patent law for researchers.
Students will gain comprehensive knowledge of whole-animal and organ systems-level pharmacology and managerial skills for the pharmaceutical industry. Core scientific courses include principles of pharmacology, experimental design and analysis, and an applied pharmacology laboratory experience delivered in an online format. A capstone applied project develops experiment planning and analysis skills, as well as improving scientific writing capabilities.
Graduates from our program have consistently received promotions from positions as technicians or assistant scientists to more senior managerial positions as Research Coordinators, Study Managers, and associate or senior scientists in pharmaceutical companies, contract research organizations, or clinical laboratories.
Admissions and Requirements
To be accepted to this program, you must have:
A bachelor's degree
A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
3.0 GPA or above on a 4.0 scale
A minimum of 3 credits in chemistry and 3 credits in biology. Preference will be given to applicants with additional science coursework and/or professional experience.
A written personal statement
Complete a personal/academic statement, including your reason for choosing our program and career or academic goals after earning this degree.
2 letters of recommendation
Official transcripts from all previous schools
To apply to this program:
Complete a university graduate application (program code: 4216) in the College of Osteopathic Medicine.
International Graduate Application (VISA information is not required for this online program)
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