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MS in Integrative Pharmacology

Applicants must have completed a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. Preference will be given to applicants with undergraduate degrees in biology, biochemistry, or related sciences and who are currently employed in a relevant academic, government, or industrial position. However, a minimum of 3 credits in chemistry and 3 credits in biology may be acceptable if an applicant has substantial subsequent professional experience in a biomedical field. The Masters in Integrative Pharmacology is an online program designed to train individuals in whole-animal and organ systems-level pharmacology AND business skills.

Link to the curriculum: MS in Integrative Pharmacology Requirements

Career Advancement

The demand for skilled scientists is increasing rapidly. Both innovative and challenging, the program is designed for those who have a desire to excel in their field but who do not wish to pursue a doctoral degree. The program was designed in association with biomedical industry leaders for individuals who seek career advancement and leadership roles in academic, government, or industrial laboratories.

Flexibility for Working Adults

Courses are offered online in order to provide full opportunity for students regardless of their geographic location, work schedules, or family responsibilities. Study and work with your class any time during the week including evenings and weekends. This program allows students to continue working while immediately preparing for their next career move.

Education from a Well-Respected Institution at the Front-Lines of Biomedical Research

Students receive unique access to faculty from the Colleges of Veterinary, Human, and Osteopathic Medicine; receiving instruction from top researchers and experienced instructors. They often attend classes alongside PhD students, medical students, DVMs, and other post-graduates seeking advanced knowledge in biomedical research topics.


Although the program is especially suited to those with some level of professional experience in laboratory research, all biology and chemistry graduates will benefit from this enriching course of study. Students in this program are required to complete PHM 832 - Applied Integrative Pharmacology Lab and earn a minimum of a 3.0 in this course. Students who opt to complete the applied project must also earn a minimum 3.0 in PHM 895.

For more information,
email phmtox.ms@msu.edu or call (517) 884-0409.


Current MS Programs Handbook (.pdf file)  [updated 12/06/2021]