Program Learning Objectives
The Program Learning Objectives for the Masters program in Molecular Pharmacology and Toxicology are available here.
A minimum of 24 core-curriculum courses (see Course Offerings below) and 28 total units are required for graduation, including 594A and 594B (MS thesis). The core curriculum emphasizes drug discovery, drug delivery and molecular pharmacology.
Research can be initiated at any point in the program. Students selecting the non-research master’s track may elect and are encouraged to carry out research in their program.
Students may choose between two tracks to complete the Master of Science degree. First, the non-research Master’s track requires that the student conduct a detailed, extensive literature review in an area determined by the student in conjunction with a thesis advisor faculty member. Second, the research track requires that the student carry out a research project during the second year of the program.
On either track, students must submit a thesis to complete their degree requirements, either covering the scientific area selected in the non-research track, or describing their research project and results in the research track. The thesis should be 50-100 pages on average.
USC Course Catalogue
For Pharmaceutical Sciences (PSCI) and Molecular Pharmacology and Toxicology (MPTX) courses, see School of Pharmacy.
For Interdepartmental (INTD) and Physiology and Biophysics (PHBI) courses, see Keck School of Medicine.
Schedule of Classes
For course availability for the current year see the Schedule of Classes.