Advance your career on your own time and in your own location. The Master of Science in Pharmacology & Toxicology provides advanced training, with courses available in both pharmacology and toxicology, without on-campus laboratory or research project requirements.
Students who would benefit from this program include pharmaceutical industry employees planning to advance their careers from technical positions to more senior roles, healthcare professionals interested in increasing their knowledge of pharmacology and toxicology for clinical or teaching purposes, and individuals expanding their academic credentials to prepare for application to professional school.
Students will gain comprehensive knowledge of systems pharmacology and/or toxicology. Core courses build a foundation on principles of pharmacology and experimental design and analysis. The capstone review paper develops literature research, writing, and critical thinking skills. Elective courses allow you to expand your knowledge in areas of greatest interest or highest value for your career goals.
Graduates from our program have consistently received promotions from positions as technicians or Assistant Scientists to Research Coordinators, Study Managers, and Associate or Senior Scientists in pharmaceutical companies, contract research organizations, or clinical laboratories. Many of our pre-professional students have gained entry to medical, dental, and pharmacy programs.
General principles of pharmacology. Central nervous system and autonomic nervous system, cardiovascular, renal, cancer, microbial, and endocrine pharmacology.
Introduction to pharmacology and neuropharmacology. Understanding of the biological basis for drug abuse and addiction. Major topics include: pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics, introductory neuroanatomy, introductory neurophysiology, alcohol use and abuse, opiate use and abuse, cocaine and amphetamine abuse, barbiturate use and abuse, benzodiazepine use and abuse, hallucinogen abuse.
This online course provides an introduction to mammalian toxicology. The course includes an overview of the general principles of toxicology, toxicokinetics, and mechanisms of toxicity in major organ systems. The course also includes discussion of selected toxic agents. Individuals not affiliated with the University may enroll in this course as a Lifelong Education Student. Introduction to Chemical Toxicology is open to anyone with a prerequisite knowledge of biology and chemistry, and an interest in learning more about toxicology.
This integrated course (tropical diseases, pharmacology and public health) will focus on the study of tropical diseases and their pharmacologic treatment. Disease epidemiology, clinical features, laboratory diagnosis, public health control and prevention. Drugs of choice for disease treatment and pharmacologic properties will also be featured in this course. Students will acquire an up-to-date knowledge of tropical diseases and their pharmacologic management. The course is designed to meet the requirements of those studying biology, microbiology, medicine, nursing, premed, and allied health sciences in both undergraduate and graduate levels.
This course will focus on the study of major classes of antibiotics and chemotherapy of bacterial, viral, fungal and parasitic infections. Up-to-date drugs of choice for infectious disease treatment and pharmacologic properties will also be featured in this course. The course is designed to meet the requirements of those studying biology, microbiology, medicine, nursing, premed, and allied health sciences at both undergraduate and graduate levels.
Admissions and Requirements
To be accepted to this program, you must have:
A bachelor's degree
Completed a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
Applicants must have a minimum of 3 credits in chemistry and 3 credits in biology. Preference will be given to applicants with undergraduate degrees in biological or biochemical sciences, additional science coursework, and/or professional experience.
A written personal statement
Complete a personal/academic statement, including your reason for choosing our program and your career or academic goals after earning this degree.
2 letters of recommendation
Two letters of recommendation (preferably academic or professional supervisory).
Official transcripts from all previous schools
To apply to this program:
Complete a university graduate application (program code: 4176) in the College of Osteopathic Medicine.
International Graduate Application (VISA information is not required for this online program)
June 1, 2020
October 1, 2020
February 1, 2021
In State Tuition
Out of State Tuition
The university reserves the right to make changes in the types, structures, rates for fees, and tuition. Every effort will be made to give as much advance notice as possible.
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