Program Overview

Michigan State University offers an online program for students to earn a Professional Science Masters in Integrative Pharmacology. This program is designed to train students in whole-animal and organ systems-level pharmacology as well as developed business skills. Those with previous professional experience in laboratory research, biology, or chemistry will benefit the most from this program.

The required courses for this program are Principles of Drug-Tissue Interaction, Experimental Design & Data Analysis, Applied Integrative Pharmacology Lab, and Applied Project in Integrative Pharmacology. The Applied Integrative Pharmacology Lab is a hybrid course, and is a week-long, on campus laboratory training course, with an online component. 12 credits in science electives as well as a minimum of six credits in professional electives are also required.

The Applied Project in Integrative Pharmacology is a course that is completed as an on-the-job capstone research project. In addition to the project, students must also produce a final paper that is suitable for publishing.

MSU will use a computer system called ANGEL as a primary learning management system. Faculty will post animations, audio clips, online library material, practice activities, discussion boards, and quizzes through ANGEL.

Students are expected to participate by asking questions and involving themselves in class discussions. Individuals can connect with classmates through chat, telephone, email, or discussion forums. While courses can be accessed at any time, instructors may offer live group discussion as extra credit or a voluntary activity.

This degree is designed to accommodate part-time students as well as full-time individuals. Students must complete this program within 5 years. However, exceptions can be made for special circumstances.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: Hybrid

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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.


    Students must have completed a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, with at least 3 credits in chemistry and 3 credits in a biological science.

    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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