Ph.D Program

State of the Art & Integrated Ph.D Program

The program leading to the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree requires approximately four to five years of training. The doctoral program provides:

  • Knowledge, insight and skills that students need to make profound contributions as independent scientists, as well as to achieve prominent roles in academia, government and industry
  • A learning environment that is nurturing, intellectually challenging and personally rewarding
  • An enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and diverse faculty, who have made significant contributions in their fields of expertise
  • Modern, state-of-the-art facilities that support a breadth of research interests and valuable hands-on experience
  • Selected students have the opportunity to enhance professional training through the Integrative Pharmacological Sciences Training Program

Educational Background

Since the fields of pharmacology and toxicology encompass a wide range of research problems drawing upon the concepts and tools of biological and physical sciences, students with a wide range of interests and backgrounds may enter the doctoral program. We offer an integrated approach to learning by offering a first year cross-disciplinary program: The BMS Gateway.

Prospective students with an interest in pursuing a PhD in Pharmacology and Toxicology are directed to learn more about the BMS Gateway at the BioMolecular Science Gateway website. Complete application instructions can be found here.

Students admitted to the graduate program must have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university.

If you have questions concerning the doctoral program in Pharmacology & Toxicology, you may either phone 517-353-9619 or email phmtox.phd@msu.edu.