May 19, 2024  
University of Alberta Calendar 2023-2024 
University of Alberta Calendar 2023-2024 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Master of Science (Pharmacology)

Program Requirements

Students are required to complete a minimum of 3 units in coursework and a thesis.


  • At least one 3-unit graduate-level Pharmacology course
  • The program for each student will be determined by their supervisory committee and will be subject to approval by GSEC if required
  • Additional coursework may be required


  • Registration in 900-level THES. Students must prepare and defend a thesis on an approved research topic.

Residence Requirement

The minimum period of residence is two four-month terms of full-time attendance at the University of Alberta

Length of Program

The time required to complete the MSc will vary with the individual candidate; however, a minimum of 24 months is normally required.

The maximum time to complete the thesis-based MSc program as set by the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research is four years.