Program Overview

The Masters in Pharmacology and Toxicology program at Michigan State University has a curriculum that aims to teach students molecular, cellular, and organ systems pharmacology. Students can choose to complete a general Master of Science Degree in Pharmacology and Toxicology, or choose a concentration in toxicology or pharmacology. For each chosen path, at least 31 courses are required for completion. This is a distance learning program; all coursework and exams will be completed in an online format. Accepted students may participate in classes regardless of geographic location or work/family schedules.

In order to apply to this program, students must have completed a bachelor’s degree and have at least three credits in both chemistry and biology. Those who have undergraduate degrees in biochemistry, biology, or related sciences and are employed in a relevant industrial, academic, or government career will receive preference. After they are accepted into this program, students are expected to maintain at least a 3.0 GPA. Those who do not meet this requirement will be put on probation and given one year to achieve a 3.0 GPA, or be dismissed from the program.

For the general degree, seven credits will be from required core courses, up to 24 credits will be in science electives, and a maximum of five credits in professional electives. For a concentration in Pharmacology, students will complete every core course, plus a different number of courses from various given groups. A concentration in Toxicology involves completing all courses, and a certain number of credits from given course groups. The core courses for all routes are Principles of Drug-Tissue Interaction, Experimental Design and Data Analysis, and Special Problems in Pharmacology or Toxicology.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

    Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

    Requirements

    Applicants must have completed a bachelor's degree with at least 3 credits in both biology and chemistry

    School Overview

    Founded in 1855 as the Agricultural College of the State of Michigan, Michigan State University is the first land-grant university in the country and was originally an agricultural college. In 1861, the university changed its name to the State Agricultural College. Throughout the 20th century, the university experienced a time of great expansion. The then agricultural college began to build programs in education, business, medicine and many other areas of study becoming more than just an agricultural institution. In 1964, the university changed its name to its current designation of Michigan State University. 

    Michigan State University offers degrees at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral level as well as post-secondary certificates from 17 colleges and schools. Select academic programs are offered partially or totally online while others may be completed at off-campus locations across the state of Michigan.

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