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Safety Pharmacology

Graduate Certificate

Online

Course Delivery

11

Total Credits

$9,614

Tuition

1 year

Minimum Duration


Program Overview

The online graduate certificate in Safety Pharmacology offers an opportunity for individuals to obtain specific knowledge related to a distinct scientific discipline in the pharmaceutical industry. Safety pharmacology specializes in the preclinical testing of drug candidates for adverse effects on physiologic functions.

 

Program Outcomes

Students will gain advanced science knowledge in principles of pharmacology, safety pharmacology guidelines, and the drug development process. Program participants will be better prepared to conduct risk-benefit assessments required for preclinical evaluation of drug safety.


Career Outlook


The Safety Pharmacology certificate provides an opportunity for recipients to apply for more advanced, specialized research and development positions in the pharmaceutical industry.


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 Interactions (2 Credits)
PHM 840 - Safety Pharmacology (2 Credits)
PHM 858 - Drug Development Process (3 Credits)

Elective

PHM 431 - Pharmacology of Drug Addiction (3 Credits)
PHM 450 - Introduction to Chemical Toxicology (3 Credits)
PHM 813 - Cardiovascular Pharmacology and Toxicology (3 Credits)
PHM 817 - Neurotoxicology (2 Credits)
PHM 829 - Neuropharmacology (2 Credits)
PHM 830 - Experimental Design and Data Analysis (3 Credits)
PHM 831 - Endocrine Pharmacology and Toxicology (2 Credits)
PHM 833 - Gastro-Intestinal and Liver Pharmacology and Toxicology (2 Credits)
PHM 834 - Respiratory Pharmacology (2 Credits)
PHM 835 - Biopharmaceuticals: From Development to Manufacturing (3 Credits)
PHM 841 - Cellular and Molecular Toxicology (3 Credits)
PHM 857 - Project Management (2 Credits)

Admissions and Requirements

To be accepted to this program, you must have:

  • Completed bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Completed coursework
    A minimum of 3 credits in chemistry and 3 credits in biology. Preference will be given to applicants with additional science coursework and/or professional experience.
  • Taken the TOEFL. (Only required if English is not your native language)
  • A written personal statement
    Complete a personal statement, including the reasons why the certificate program is well-suited to the applicant’s current or future career.
  • Official transcripts from all previous schools

To apply to this program:

  • Complete a university graduate application (program code: 4218) in the College of Osteopathic Medicine.
  • International Graduate Application (VISA information is not required for this online program)
  • Letters of recommendation are NOT required for application to the certificate 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
$9,614
$9,614

 

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

The online graduate certificate in Safety Pharmacology offers an opportunity for individuals to obtain specific knowledge related to a distinct scientific discipline in the pharmaceutical industry. Safety pharmacology specializes in the preclinical testing of drug candidates for adverse effects on physiologic functions.

 

Program Outcomes

Students will gain advanced science knowledge in principles of pharmacology, safety pharmacology guidelines, and the drug development process. Program participants will be better prepared to conduct risk-benefit assessments required for preclinical evaluation of drug safety.


Career Outlook


The Safety Pharmacology certificate provides an opportunity for recipients to apply for more advanced, specialized research and development positions in the pharmaceutical industry.


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 Interactions (2 Credits)
PHM 840 - Safety Pharmacology (2 Credits)
PHM 858 - Drug Development Process (3 Credits)

Elective

PHM 431 - Pharmacology of Drug Addiction (3 Credits)
PHM 450 - Introduction to Chemical Toxicology (3 Credits)
PHM 813 - Cardiovascular Pharmacology and Toxicology (3 Credits)
PHM 817 - Neurotoxicology (2 Credits)
PHM 829 - Neuropharmacology (2 Credits)
PHM 830 - Experimental Design and Data Analysis (3 Credits)
PHM 831 - Endocrine Pharmacology and Toxicology (2 Credits)
PHM 833 - Gastro-Intestinal and Liver Pharmacology and Toxicology (2 Credits)
PHM 834 - Respiratory Pharmacology (2 Credits)
PHM 835 - Biopharmaceuticals: From Development to Manufacturing (3 Credits)
PHM 841 - Cellular and Molecular Toxicology (3 Credits)
PHM 857 - Project Management (2 Credits)

Admissions and Requirements

To be accepted to this program, you must have:

  • Completed bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Completed coursework
    A minimum of 3 credits in chemistry and 3 credits in biology. Preference will be given to applicants with additional science coursework and/or professional experience.
  • Taken the TOEFL. (Only required if English is not your native language)
  • A written personal statement
    Complete a personal statement, including the reasons why the certificate program is well-suited to the applicant’s current or future career.
  • Official transcripts from all previous schools

To apply to this program:

  • Complete a university graduate application (program code: 4218) in the College of Osteopathic Medicine.
  • International Graduate Application (VISA information is not required for this online program)
  • Letters of recommendation are NOT required for application to the certificate 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
$9,614
$9,614

 

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.