Case Western Reserve University

12 months
65476 USD/year
65476 USD/year
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Medical students who seek to specialize in Pharmacology program of Case Western Reserve University during the scholarly research component of their preclinical program may pursue the MS degree. Employees in the Biotechnology Industry may seek advanced training in Pharmacology by pursuing the MS degree at Case.


The multidisciplinary training of the Pharmacology program of Case Western Reserve University, carried out by faculty in pharmacology and other basic science departments, emphasizes molecular, cellular, physiological, and clinical aspects of the pharmacological sciences. Areas of faculty expertise include drug/xenobiotic metabolism; receptor-ligand interactions, and biochemical reaction mechanisms; cell biology of signaling pathways; structure-function of membrane components; endocrine and metabolic regulation; cell surface and nuclear receptors, hormonal regulation of gene expression; cancer biology and therapeutics, bacterial and viral pathogenesis, neuroscience/neuropharmacology, and drug resistance.

Masters Plan B (Coursework, MS direct admit)

This program is aimed at students who seek a Master’s Degree but do not intend to specialize in research following their Master’s work.

The advancement of understanding and practice of therapeutics is based on research. Therefore all students in degree programs in Pharmacology are expected to become involved in independent research and scholarship. Registration for PHRM 601 Independent Study and Research requires a pre-arrangement with a faculty mentor who will oversee the combination of study and bench research and proscribe the basis for satisfactory performance, including oral and written reports. With pre-approval of the Departmental Director of Graduate Studies, a student’s study plan may substitute additional specific advanced courses to replace PHRM 601 Independent Study and Research credits.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Cell Biology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Fundamental Biostatistics to Enhance Research Rigor & Reproducibility
  • Principles of Pharmacology I: The Molecular Basis of Therapeutics
  • Principles of Pharmacology II: The Physiological Basis of Therapeutics
  • Pharmacology Seminar Series

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
150 (verbal)
150 (quantitative)

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants will be screened by the Pathology Department Admissions Committee
  • Supply a GRE, MCAT, DAT, or USMLE score
  • A transcript
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • An application essay that details the student’s interest in the Program
  • Students will be interviewed on campus or via electronic media (i.e. FaceTime or Skype)
  • Although there are no set requirements, successful applicants would be expected to have an MCAT >500, GRE verbal and quantitative >150, and an undergraduate GPA around 3.0

Tuition Fee

  • International

    65476 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 32738 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    65476 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 32738 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.


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