Michigan State University

, East Lansing, MI 48824-1046

Program Details

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

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    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


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