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Pharmacology and Toxicology

Master of Science

Online

Course Delivery

31

Total Credits

$27,094

Tuition

2 Years

Minimum Duration


Program Overview

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.

Program Outcomes

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.

Career Outlook

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.

A Top-Ranked Education

A top-ranked education with a global impact. By learning from the best, our students establish themselves as leaders in the ever-changing world. 

  • 32nd among Best Public Universities in America — U.S. News & World Report, 2021

  • A Top 100 Global University — Times Higher Education and U.S. News & World Report, 2021
Jane Maddox headshot

Dr. Jane Maddox

Director of the Online MS program in Integrative Pharmacology
Dr. Jane Maddox is the Director of the Online MS program in Integrative Pharmacology at Michigan State University. She earned her DVM from MSU, and following three years of private veterinary practice, she earned her Ph.D. in Pathobiology from The Pennsylvania State University and held a postdoctoral position at Harvard University. Her past research areas included inflammation and mechanisms of drug induced liver injury. She joined MSU in 2000 and has been the Director of Online MS programs since 2015.

 

Course Information

 

Core

PHM 819 - Principles of Drug-Tissue Interaction (2 Credits)
PHM 822 - Academic and Research Integrity (1 Credit)
PHM 830 - Experimental Design and Data Analysis (3 Credits)
PHM 850 - Communications for Scientists (2 Credits)
PHM 982 - MS Capstone Literature Review (2 Credits)

 

Elective

BLD 830 - Concepts in Molecular Biology (2 Credits) BLD 842 - Managing Biomedical Laboratory Operations (2 Credits) HM 803 - Epidemiology and Public Health (3 Credits)
HM 806 - Environmental Factors of Health (3 Credits)
HM 833 - Intro to Pharmaceutical Counterfeiting and Public Health (3 Credits)
PHM 430 - Human Pharmacology (3 Credits)
PHM 431 - Drug Abuse (3 Credits)
PHM 450 - Introduction to Chemical Toxicology (3 Credits)
PHM 461 - Tropical Medicine Pharmacology (2 Credits)
PHM 483 - Chemotherapy of Infectious Diseases (3 Credits)
PHM 492 - Pharmacotherapy of Human Viral Infections (2 Credits)
PHM 811 - Global Health – Pharm and Tox Perspective (2 credits)
PHM 813 - Cardiovascular Pharmacology (3 Credits)
PHM 817 - Neurotoxicology (2 Credits)
PHM 818 - Practical PK/PD Modeling and Simulation in Drug Develop (1 credit)
PHM 823 - Current Topics in Pharmacology and Toxicology (1 credit)
PHM 828 - Concepts in Carcinogenesis (2 Credits)
PHM 829 - Neuropharmacology (2 Credits)
PHM 831 - Endocrine Pharmacology (2 Credits)
PHM 833 - Gastrointestinal and Liver Pharmacology and Toxicology (2 Credits)
PHM 834 - Respiratory Pharmacology and Toxicology (2 Credits)
PHM 835 - Biopharmaceuticals: from Development to Manufacturing (3 Credits)
PHM 837 - Autonomic Pharmacology (1 Credit)
PHM 838 – Pharmacogenomics (2 credits)
PHM 840 - Safety Pharmacology (2 Credits)
PHM 841 - Cellular and Molecular Toxicology (3 Credits)
PHM 851 - Intellectual Property and Patent Law (2 Credits)
PHM 854 - Leadership and Team building for Researchers (2 Credits)
PHM 855 - Business of Biomedical Research (2 Credits)
PHM 857 - Introduction of Project Management (2 Credits)
PHM 858 - Drug Development Process (3 Credits)
VM 812 - Food Safety Toxicology (3 Credits)

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
  • Completed coursework
    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)

Key Dates

Fall

Application Deadline

June 1st

Spring

Application Deadline

October 1st

Summer

Application Deadline

February 1st

Tuition & Fees

 

In-State Tuition
Out-of-State Tuition
$27,094
$27,094

 

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.

Program Overview

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.

Program Outcomes

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.

Career Outlook

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.

A Top-Ranked Education

A top-ranked education with a global impact. By learning from the best, our students establish themselves as leaders in the ever-changing world. 

  • 32nd among Best Public Universities in America — U.S. News & World Report, 2021

  • A Top 100 Global University — Times Higher Education and U.S. News & World Report, 2021
Jane Maddox headshot

Dr. Jane Maddox

Director of the Online MS program in Integrative Pharmacology
Dr. Jane Maddox is the Director of the Online MS program in Integrative Pharmacology at Michigan State University. She earned her DVM from MSU, and following three years of private veterinary practice, she earned her Ph.D. in Pathobiology from The Pennsylvania State University and held a postdoctoral position at Harvard University. Her past research areas included inflammation and mechanisms of drug induced liver injury. She joined MSU in 2000 and has been the Director of Online MS programs since 2015.

 

Course Information

 

Core

PHM 819 - Principles of Drug-Tissue Interaction (2 Credits)
PHM 822 - Academic and Research Integrity (1 Credit)
PHM 830 - Experimental Design and Data Analysis (3 Credits)
PHM 850 - Communications for Scientists (2 Credits)
PHM 982 - MS Capstone Literature Review (2 Credits)

 

Elective

BLD 830 - Concepts in Molecular Biology (2 Credits) BLD 842 - Managing Biomedical Laboratory Operations (2 Credits) HM 803 - Epidemiology and Public Health (3 Credits)
HM 806 - Environmental Factors of Health (3 Credits)
HM 833 - Intro to Pharmaceutical Counterfeiting and Public Health (3 Credits)
PHM 430 - Human Pharmacology (3 Credits)
PHM 431 - Drug Abuse (3 Credits)
PHM 450 - Introduction to Chemical Toxicology (3 Credits)
PHM 461 - Tropical Medicine Pharmacology (2 Credits)
PHM 483 - Chemotherapy of Infectious Diseases (3 Credits)
PHM 492 - Pharmacotherapy of Human Viral Infections (2 Credits)
PHM 811 - Global Health – Pharm and Tox Perspective (2 credits)
PHM 813 - Cardiovascular Pharmacology (3 Credits)
PHM 817 - Neurotoxicology (2 Credits)
PHM 818 - Practical PK/PD Modeling and Simulation in Drug Develop (1 credit)
PHM 823 - Current Topics in Pharmacology and Toxicology (1 credit)
PHM 828 - Concepts in Carcinogenesis (2 Credits)
PHM 829 - Neuropharmacology (2 Credits)
PHM 831 - Endocrine Pharmacology (2 Credits)
PHM 833 - Gastrointestinal and Liver Pharmacology and Toxicology (2 Credits)
PHM 834 - Respiratory Pharmacology and Toxicology (2 Credits)
PHM 835 - Biopharmaceuticals: from Development to Manufacturing (3 Credits)
PHM 837 - Autonomic Pharmacology (1 Credit)
PHM 838 – Pharmacogenomics (2 credits)
PHM 840 - Safety Pharmacology (2 Credits)
PHM 841 - Cellular and Molecular Toxicology (3 Credits)
PHM 851 - Intellectual Property and Patent Law (2 Credits)
PHM 854 - Leadership and Team building for Researchers (2 Credits)
PHM 855 - Business of Biomedical Research (2 Credits)
PHM 857 - Introduction of Project Management (2 Credits)
PHM 858 - Drug Development Process (3 Credits)
VM 812 - Food Safety Toxicology (3 Credits)

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
  • Completed coursework
    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)

Key Dates

Fall

Application Deadline

June 1st

Spring

Application Deadline

October 1st

Summer

Application Deadline

February 1st

Tuition & Fees

 

In-State Tuition
Out-of-State Tuition
$27,094
$27,094

 

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.

The MSU Value Promise

You can be ensured a return on your investment at Michigan State University.

As one of the top research universities in the world, Michigan State University has advanced the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years.

MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community.

MSU has been offering online degree programs for over 20 years. Our maturity is evident in the high quality of the learning experience enjoyed by our online students.

MSU provides programs and initiatives that support and enhance diversity. We will expand our campus and external partnerships to put in place inclusive recruitment and retention practices. We nurture and promote individuals’ varied experiences and perspectives, ensuring structures and processes make possible full participation by all members of our community.

MSU actively collaborates with campus and external partners to innovate across all dimensions of graduate education. We create and support networks that increase collaboration and improve educational opportunities for our online students.

MSU’s nationally recognized online programs foster student growth and well-being throughout their academic career. We will expand inclusive mentoring practices and accelerate improvement across units to implement evidence-based practices to ensure our students complete successfully.

Continuing education can be one of the most exciting, challenging, and rewarding experiences you undertake in your life. We hope you consider becoming a Spartan, to learn online and reach your career goals. With highly ranked online programs and exceptional professors, we educate students who advance the common good with uncommon will.