12 months
59895 USD/year
59895 USD/year
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The Department of Pharmacology & Physiology offers a rigorous program leading to the M.S. degree in Pharmacology from Georgetown University.


About the degree

The M.S. Pharmacology program from Georgetown University is designed to be completed in two full-time semesters and the curriculum consists of two components: core courses focused on pharmacology, biochemistry, and physiology and elective courses for each student to tailor the program to their interests. The degree can be completed with coursework only or it can include a laboratory experience. Thirty credits are required to complete the M.S. degree and the elective credits will come either from a set of related courses or from the research project. 

Opportunities for masters-level pharmacologists exist in the pharmaceutical industry, government agencies, and laboratories, as well as at biotechnology companies. Masters students may also decide to apply for Ph.D. or M.D. programs, where the coursework completed in this master's program will prove beneficial.

Typical matriculants to the M.S. program have a B.S. degree in biology, chemistry, biochemistry, or similar science field.  Applicants with an undergraduate degree in any other discipline must show strong performance in basic courses in biology and chemistry in order to be eligible for admission. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Principles of Pharmacology
  • Fundamentals of Physiology
  • Cell and Molecular Physiology
  • Graduate Pharmacology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application fee
  • Academic Statement of Purpose
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Unofficial transcripts from previously attended institutions where courses were taken but no degree was earned.
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) general test, MCAT, or equivalent are strongly recommended but not required.

Tuition Fee

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    59895 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 59895 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    59895 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 59895 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Washington, D. C.

1705 - 2975 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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