Pharmacology, M.Sc. | The University of Vermont | Burlington, United States
18 months
1720 USD/credit 34400 USD/year
1720 USD/credit 34400 USD/year
683 USD/credit 13660 USD/year
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The Pharmacology MSc degree offered at The University of Vermont offers thesis-based and non-thesis Master of Science degrees. 


The thesis-based M.S. degree in Pharmacology degree at The University of Vermont is a course and research based program, with 24 credits in coursework, and 6 credits of research. A thesis is written and there is a defense. 

A non-thesis M.S. degree requires 30 credits in coursework, but does not require a thesis or thesis defense. Research interests in the Department of Pharmacology are diverse, with special emphasis on cardiovascular and cerebrovascular pharmacology, physiology, neurovascular coupling, signal transduction, and medicinal chemistry/cancer chemotherapy.

Career Options in Pharmacology

In today's competitive job market, it is essential to choose the appropriate training for your future goals. Graduate degrees in Pharmacology will prepare you for a broad range of careers including positions at biotechnology companies, pharmaceutical companies, research institutes, research universities, and government agencies, such as the NIH, Food and Drug Administration and Environmental Protection Agency. The advantage of a pharmacology program over basic biological sciences is the emphasis on drug interactions with cellular mechanisms. Thus, students gain an appreciation for scientific applications in a clinical setting, which is a desired trait for potential candidates in pharmaceutical companies and is helpful in obtaining funding for biomedical research proposals.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Pharmacology 
  • Molecules and Medicine
  • Toxicology 
  • Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology 
  • Advanced Pharmacology Research 
  • Summer Medical Pharmacology 
  • Pharmacological Techniques 
  • Milestones in Pharmacology 
  • Readings in Pharmacology Seminar 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.00 is recommended
  • Completion of one year of undergraduate biology, chemistry, or physics courses
  • Completion of the Graduate College Application Form
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Application Fee of $65.00 for Master and Doctoral; $20 for Certificate of Graduate Study
  • Email addresses for three people who will provide letters of recommendation. This information is submitted within the application and letters are sent from the recommender directly to us through the application portal. 
  • One transcript from each institution you have attended, including the one you currently attend. Unofficial transcripts uploaded by you are sufficient for the review process for most programs. Official transcripts are only required if you are admitted.
  • Residential Status Questionnaire
  • Test scores for English proficiency for applicants whose native language is not English.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    34400 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1720 USD per credit during 18 months.
  • National

    34400 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1720 USD per credit during 18 months.
  • In-State

    13660 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 683 USD per credit during 18 months.

Living costs for Burlington

1269 - 1888 USD /month
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