Master of Science in Medical Cannabis Therapeutics (MS-MCT)

Next term starts on January 3rd, 2023!!

A Master's Degree in Medical Cannabis Specifically Designed for Clinicians!

The Master of Science in Medical Cannabis Therapeutics program (MS-MCT) prepares students to thrive in the cannabis industry as healthcare providers, advocates, educators, coaches, or entrepreneurs.

Through the MS degree in Medical Cannabis program, you will learn to use cannabis science evidence and holistic approaches to educate, coach, and advocate for cannabis patient populations. As a graduate of the Medical Cannabis master degree program, you will be recognized for your medical cannabis science expertise and be prepared to be a leader in coaching and educating cannabis patients, the general public, policy makers, and the medical community. Start today at Pacific College of Health and Science.

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Master of Science in Medical Cannabis Therapeutics Program Overview

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30 credits

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100% online

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Financial aid for those who qualify

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Combination of optional recorded live classes and asynchronous assignments

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Highly qualified, post-graduate level faculty

The Master's degree in Medical Cannabis Therapeutics (MS-MCT) program prepares graduates to:

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Next term starts on January 3rd, 2023!!
Timothy Bryars
Currently, some form of cannabis is legal in nearly every state. We’re optimistic that federal cannabis reform is forthcoming. Now more than ever, it’s critical that we address the cannabis educational gap in the medical community, because as more states adopt cannabis reform, more patients will use cannabis and healthcare professionals will treat these patients. The Master of Science in Medical Cannabis Therapeutics program will prepare graduates to apply evidence-based, conceptual cannabis knowledge to clinical settings. Graduates will consider best practices around patient assessment, dosing guidelines, and routes of administration and will serve as thought leaders in coaching and educating cannabis patients, the general public, policy makers, and the medical community.
Timothy Byars
Program Director
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Admissions Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in health or science related field or 90 credits in related field.
  • Completion of at least one semester of Anatomy/Physiology or a clinical terminal degree or program director’s permission.
  • Preferred minimum GPA: 3.0
  • Resume or CV
  • 300-500-word statement otf intent
  • English language proficiency

Schedule and Course Delivery

The Master of Science in Medical Cannabis Therapeutics degree program courses are offered online, using a combination of synchronous and self-paced formats. For each seven-week course, two to three weeks are comprised of live classes, while the rest is asynchronous coursework with defined weekly outcomes.

A full-time student can complete the degree program in as few as twenty months. Live classes are delivered in real time, with audio and video connection to faculty and fellow students. The connection among participants is comparable to that of on-site classes with the added benefit of attending from the comfort and convenience of your home. Distance education extends students’ network of opportunities internationally, while Pacific College’s synchronous instructional design fosters camaraderie often exceeding that of on-site models.

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Master's in CANNABIS Program Learning Outcomes

Upon the successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
  1. Explain the anatomical and physiological mechanisms of the endocannabinoid system.
  2. Evaluate evidence-based literature to make informed decisions about medical cannabis treatment protocols.
  3. Critically assess emerging cannabis legislation in the context of historic, legal, and ethical issues.
  4. Practice a culture of harm reduction with medical cannabis for populational health across the lifespan.
  5. Apply knowledge of cannabis pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics to determine the safety, efficacy, and appropriateness of cannabis use.
  6. Apply holistic, person-based care while respecting patient values within the scope of professional practice.
  7. Demonstrate a commitment to the therapeutic application of cannabis through advocacy, professional development, and interprofessional collaboration.
  8. Evaluate social justice initiatives to ensure equitable access to the cannabis industry and to cannabis health care.
  9. Evaluate how bias, structural racism, and social determinants facilitate cannabis healthcare inequities.
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Model Curriculum

(30 total credits)
TermCourse TitleCredits
Term 1 Introduction to Medical Cannabis History and Policy 3
Introduction to the Endocannabinoid System 3
Term 2 Therapeutic and Medicinal Uses of Cannabinoids, Terpenes, and Flavonoids 3
Advanced ECS and Cannabinoid Pharmacology 3
Term 3 Cannabis Research and Evidence-Based Literature Review 3
Ethics, Advocacy, and Public Health: Emerging Issues for Healthcare Professionals 3
Term 4 Adverse Effects, Product Safety, and Patient Recommendation Considerations 3
Cannabinoid Therapeutics I: Clinical Applications for Symptom Management 3
Term 5 Cannabis Therapeutics II: Clinical Applications for Chronic Conditions 3
Capstone 3

Courses IN THE MS of Science in Medical Cannabis Therapeutics

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Introduction to Medical Cannabis History and Policy
Introduction to the Endocannabinoid System
Therapeutic and Medicinal Uses of Cannabinoids, Terpenes, and Flavonoids.
Advanced ECS and Cannabinoid Pharmacology
Cannabis Research and Evidence-Based Literature Review​
Ethics, Advocacy, and Public Health: Emerging Issues for Healthcare Professionals​
Adverse Effects, Product Safety and Patient Recommendation Considerations
Cannabinoid Therapeutics I: Clinical Applications for Symptom Management

Cannabinoid Therapeutics II: Clinical Applications for Chronic Conditions
Capstone​

Master's degree in Medical Cannabis Therapeutics FAQ

Who is eligible for the Master of Science in Medical Cannabis Therapeutics Program?

To be eligible for the MS in Medical Cannabis Therapeutics Program, you must have the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree in health or science related field or 90 credits in related field.
  • Completion of at least one semester of Anatomy/Physiology or a clinical terminal degree or program director’s permission.
  • 300-500 word statement of intent.

How long is the Masters in Cannabis Program?

The Master of Science in Medical Cannabis Therapeutics Program is comprised of 10 total courses (30 credits total) with each course being 7 weeks long. The Master of Science in Medical Cannabis Therapeutics Program can be achieved in as few as 20 months.

What is the class schedule like for the Master of Science in Medical Cannabis Therapeutics Program?

The Master of Science in Medical Cannabis Therapeutics Program is offered online, using a combination of live classes and self-paced assignments. For each 7-week course, 2-3 weeks will be scheduled, live classes while the remaining classes can be done self-paced with specific assignment due dates.

What is the tuition fee for the Master in Cannabis?

The MS in Medical Cannabis Therapeutics Program is $500 per credit for a total tuition of $15,000.

Is Pacific College of Health and Science accredited?

Yes. Pacific College is regionally accredited by WASC (see www.acswasc.org for more information).

Does Pacific College of Health and Science offer financial aid?

Yes, Pacific College of Health and Science offers financial aid to those who qualify.

What are the learning outcomes for a person who graduates with a Master of Science in Medical Cannabis Therapeutics?

Upon completing the Master of Science in Medical Cannabis Therapeutics at Pacific College of Health and Science you will be able to evaluate evidence-based literature to make informed decisions about medical cannabis treatment protocols, apply knowledge of cannabis pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics to determine the safety, efficacy, and appropriateness of cannabis use and more!

Are the Master of Science in Medical Cannabis Therapeutics Program classes recorded?

Yes, the Master of Science in Medical Cannabis Therapeutics Program classes are recorded.

Can I recommend medical cannabis upon completion of the Master of Science in Medical Cannabis Therapeutics Program?

The Master of Science in Medical Cannabis Therapeutics Program will prepare you for consultation regarding medical cannabis, however, requirements vary by state. We encourage you to check your specific state requirements.

Ready to Apply to the Master’s in Medical Cannabis Degree Program?

If you think a career in medical cannabis is something you would like to pursue, contact us and speak to an admissions representative to get started on your new journey!

For more information, call (855) 866-6767 or fill out our contact form to be contacted by a Pacific College representative.