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Education / Graduate Education / Master's Degrees / Master’s Degree in Medical Pharmacology

Master’s Degree in Medical Pharmacology


Robert Freeman, Ph.D., Director

The overall objective of the MS program in Medical Pharmacology is to help talented college graduates develop stronger, more competitive academic portfolios for entry into professional programs in medicine (MD or DO), dentistry (DDS or DMD), veterinary medicine (DVM), or pharmacy (PharmD)], or PhD programs in the biomedical and health sciences.

Program Highlights

  • Two semester (9 month) program culminating in MS degree in Medical Pharmacology
  • Advanced instruction in cell and molecular physiology, medical pharmacology, and human anatomy
  • Core courses taught by the same faculty who teach 1st year medical students 
  • Wide variety of elective courses available to tailor your program
  • Exposure to the latest advances and breakthroughs in medical pharmacology through participation in journal club and seminars
  • Acquire expertise in a specific area of interest through completion of a primary literature-based Master’s thesis essay
  • Professional development activities and opportunities tailored towards assuring achievement of your career objectives
  • Financial assistance to reduce the cost of professional school exam preparation courses 


See course listings and electives of our comprehensive but flexible curriculum.

Our Faculty

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What Our Students Say...

Vabby Baker

"I wanted to develop my portfolio before entering medical school, and I knew my time would be well spent in an environment where I would be pushed to dive deeper into a biomedical type science.  The Pharmacology and Physiology faculty have done just that - fostered an environment where I feel the stretch that accompanies deeper learning, yet comfortable enough to speak out as I learn."

Vabby Baker

Medical Pharmacology MS Program Candidate

Contact Us

For information related to the Medical Pharmacology Master's Degree program, please contact:

 Rachel Zapata-Bermudez, Graduate Program Administrator
Pharmacology and Physiology
601 Elmwood Ave
Rochester, NY 14642
Office: (585) 275-1681
Fax: (585) 273-2652

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