Master of Science in Pharmacy - Clinical Toxicology
The University of Florida’s Master of Science in Pharmacy, focusing on Clinical Toxicology, is designed for individuals who are already professionals within the health science field. These individuals should wish to build onto their knowledge base regarding the medical and toxicological principles of toxicants, drugs of abuse, drug biotransformation, analysis of drugs, and treatment approaches to the overdosed patient. This online M.S. degree is intended at health science professionals working in hospitals, poison control centers, and emergency departments. Common occupations of students within this course of study include pharmacists, physicians, physician’s assistants, nurses, poison control center professionals, emergency medical assistants, and all other first responders.
The faculty charged with teaching the M.S. in Pharmacy in Clinical Toxicology is all experienced professionals in the field of emergency medicine, toxicology, and pharmacy. The core curriculum consists of 11 courses, or 32 semester hours, as well as a comprehensive final examination. Some of the courses students will take through the Master of Science in Pharmacy in Clinical Toxicology include Epidemiology & Statistics in Clinical Toxicology, Toxic Substances, Natural Medicinal Products, and Drug Biotransformation. Students are also able to tailor their education by selecting elective courses based on their personal interests and professional goals. Some of the elective courses span topics such as Weapons of Mass Destruction, Herbal and Dietary Supplements, and Biosecurity & Microbial Forensics.
Students must have an undergraduate degree in a science subject with a GPA of 3.0 (B grade) or better.
Accreditation & Licensing
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Students must complete a one-credit course consististing of three days of reviews, oral examination, and comprehensive final examination in Gainesville, Florida.
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