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Master's in Pharmacology & Toxicology

(31 credits total)

The Master of Science degree in Pharmacology and Toxicology is an online program designed to train individuals in molecular, cellular and organ systems pharmacology. The program provides advanced science knowledge in pharmacology and is designed for individuals who are seeking additional academic qualifications that will facilitate their advancement in their place of employment or will enhance their competitiveness for admission to other advanced degree programs. All courses are offered online in order to provide full opportunity for students regardless of their geographic location, work schedules, or family responsibilities.

Applicants must have completed a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. An undergraduate major in a biologic or chemical science is preferred. However, a minimum of 3 credits in chemistry and 3 credits in biology may be acceptable if an applicant has subsequent professional experience in a biomedical field.

Curriculum Choices

Students have three options for the degree:

(Effective for students accepted as of Fall Semester, 2018)

Students may choose:

The Master of Science degree is appropriate for graduates of biology- or chemistry- related undergraduate programs. Course work provides freedom to explore those physiological systems that will allow students to continue to expand their knowledge of pharmacology, while providing additional academic qualifications that will facilitate student career and professional development.

Course work with concentrations in either Pharmacology or Toxicology provides freedom to explore these areas in depth.

In any of the three options for the degree, students will be able to build upon and expand their current professional endeavors, and provide the opportunity to gain skills in areas including leadership and management.


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