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Designed to Meet A Variety of Needs

The Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology addresses the needs of diverse environments, by providing exceptional educational opportunities for the following types of students:

  • Doctoral, online master & graduate certificate, undergraduate
  • Medical students of the allopathic, osteopathic and veterinary colleges, and nursing
  • Specialized courses of study are available for professional development and life-long learning

Quality Experience and Connections

By fostering a high-quality learning experience in a stimulating setting, we lay the foundation required for success in the exciting, fast-growing areas of pharmacology and toxicology. As a student, you join a distinguished group of professionals dedicated to improving the quality of life. From biomedical research to creative independent study, a pharmacology and toxicology background will provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to enter many rewarding professions in academics, government or industry.

Regardless of where you are in your career, we can support your professional development. We understand high quality research AND the importance of a solid educational experience, and put them together in order to provide you with a truly relevant and effective learning experience. The breadth of resources at Michigan State University and our connections with biomedical industries provides you with the expertise and the opportunity to stay abreast of today’s technology and research discoveries.

Graduate Doctoral Program

The flagship of our educational activities is the program leading to the doctoral degree in pharmacology and toxicology. In existence since 1966, we are proud that our PhD program has produced leaders in academia, industry and government.

Dual Major Graduate Program in Toxicology at MSU

Students can also enter the joint Pharmacology & Toxicology/Environmental Toxicology graduate program. Students interested in toxicology graduate education and research related to the harmful health effects of environmental or other chemicals, can enroll in this multidisciplinary dual-major graduate program in Environmental and Integrative Toxicological Sciences (EITS).

Online MS Programs

Our innovative online programs have grown rapidly, providing quality education to hundreds of students. The Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology offers two outstanding, online, master’s degree programs. An online graduate certificate program in Safety Pharmacology is also available.

Undergraduate Courses / Minor

Our undergraduate courses attract students majoring in diverse disciplines. Many students taking these courses are considering careers in biomedical sciences including human medicine (physicians, nurses, physical therapists, athletic trainers etc) and veterinary medicine, or research in academia, government and industry.