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Molecular, Cellular and Biochemical Pharmacology - Safety Pharmacology, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #196 (BCR) Cincinnati, OH, United States
Students of the Molecular, Cellular and Biochemical Pharmacology - Safety Pharmacology program offered by the University of Cincinnati are immersed in a specialized pharmacology program geared toward preparing them for careers in Pre-clinical & Clinical drug safety research, which is part of the drug development process.
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Overview

This Pre-clinical stage investigates new chemical and biological entities for safety before first use in humans. It is a required component of the FDA drug approval process that aims to evaluate a new drug’s capacity to cause adverse effects at therapeutic doses (Safety Pharmacology) and/or harm at high doses (Drug Toxicology). These two equal, but distinct, aims (Safety Pharmacology and Drug Toxicology) are vital for protecting the public against harmful new drugs. 

We strive to provide several opportunities for students of the Molecular, Cellular and Biochemical Pharmacology - Safety Pharmacology program offered by the University of Cincinnati to discover their scientific passion and support them as they work toward their individual career goals. These goals often vary significantly with some students having a singular focus of going to medical school, others may be looking for unique career opportunities while others are completely uncertain about their next step. Due to the diversity of our students’ interests, our program works diligently to introduce students to new experiences in drug safety while providing a solid foundation in pharmacology. Our 1-yr non-thesis and 2-yr thesis MS options offer several opportunities for students to explore their scientific interests while discovering new career paths. One unique aspect of our program are networking opportunities with industry experts through special lectures along with several trips to regional industry. Our students also gain hands-on research experiences by working with expert UC and Cincinnati Children’s faculty. About half of our students use our program as a gap year experience, preparing for advanced academic training in the life sciences (MD, PhD, DMD, PharmD, DVM), with our remaining graduates employed in academia or with contract research organizations associated with the pharmaceutical industry.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Preclinical Good Laboratory Practice 
  • New Drug Discovery I - Preclinical Development 
  • Principles of Safety PharmacologyC min) 2
  • Laboratory Rotation 
  • Pharmacological Principles and Receptors

Detailed Programme Facts

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  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    34 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following TOEFL iBT ® score:

  • Minimum required score:

    90

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Academic Requirements

  • GRE or MCAT (some waiver options are available)

    This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

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General Requirements

  • Undergraduate (BA, BS) degree in life sciences or a STEM discipline
  • Transcript(s)
  • Reference letters (minimum 2)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12790 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6395 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    12790 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6395 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Cincinnati

  • 1000 - 1650 USD/month
    Living Costs

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