Program Overview

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.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: Hybrid

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges


    Students must have an undergraduate degree in a science subject with a GPA of 3.0 (B grade) or better.


    Students must complete a one-credit course consististing of three days of reviews, oral examination, and comprehensive final examination in Gainesville, Florida.

    School Overview

    The University of Florida is a public research university located in Gainesville, Florida. The university is a land-grant, sea-grant and space-grant university. Founded in 1853, UF was the first state-supported higher learning institution in Florida. At UF, our students utilize more than 200 research, service and education centers, bureaus and institutes. With some of the most future-focused facilities led by some of the best minds in their fields, it’s no wonder UF is consistently ranked among the nation’s top universities.

    UF has 16 academic colleges and over 150 research facilities, offering students the ability to earn bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. University of Florida offers many degree programs at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral level entirely online.


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