24 months
27520 CAD/year
6210 CAD/year
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The Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology at the University of Toronto offers graduate programs leading to the degrees of Master of Science in Pharmacology.


About this Degree

In the Pharmacology MSc program at the University of Toronto, students are expected to undertake self-directed study and demonstrate proficiency in pharmacological principles throughout the course of the program. They are able to engage in one of two formats of study: 1) thesis-based study or 2) course-based study in the field of Applied Clinical Pharmacology.

In the thesis-based study, students are expected to think critically about scientific issues and develop a knowledge base in pharmacology while formulating hypotheses in a specific area of pharmacological research. They will test their hypotheses through active research and present their investigations in a thesis.

In the course-based Applied Clinical Pharmacology field, students will engage in research and hands-on training in academic, commercial, health care, and/or government settings. Courses will feature a breadth of fundamental and applied pharmacology topics with emphasis on translational research.

The MSc program can be taken on a full-time or part-time basis.

Programme Structure

  • Systems Pharmacology

  • Graduate Pharmacology

  • Clinical Pharmacology

  • Applied Skills in Clinical Pharmacology

  • Technology, Techniques, and Translation in Pharmacology and Toxicology

  • Pharmacology and Toxicology in Drug Development

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


8 alternative credits

8.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs)


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • Appropriate bachelor's degree from a recognized university with a final-year average of at least a B+.

  • Applicants are normally required to have taken courses in physiology, biochemistry, or applied sciences sufficient to form a foundation for their work in pharmacology.

  • All successful applicants are responsible for obtaining research supervision and financial support before they are permitted to officially register in their program.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    27520 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 27520 CAD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    6210 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6210 CAD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Toronto

1502 - 2563 CAD /month
Living costs

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