M.S. Program

M.S. Program in Applied Pharmacology & Environmental Xenobiotics

Goals of our M.S. program

The Pharmacology M.S. degree program is designed to provide a basic framework for becoming a successful scientist (e.g., training in lab biosafety, responsible conduct of research, communication of research findings, and statistics) or to prepare readiness for more advanced degree (e.g., Ph.D. and M.D.) programs.

  • To provide a solid foundation in pharmacological and toxicological sciences.
  • To empower each student to pursue more in-depth studies in one of several areas, such as biomedical pharmacology, pharmacogenomics and genetics, or toxicology and epidemiology.
  • To offer a highly flexible educational experience that can prepare post-baccalaureate students for competitive jobs in the private sector, academia, or governmental agencies.
  • To prepare readiness for more advanced degree (e.g., Ph.D. and M.D.) programs.

Graduation Requirements

  • Successful completion of 34 total credit hours in the Applied Pharmacology and Environmental Xenobiotics program curriculum, with a minimum overall grade point average of 3.00.
  • The M.S. program offers both Plan A and Plan B options.
    • Plan A requires subsequent completion of a thesis based on original research, under the direction of an Advisor and two additional committee members are chosen from among PHC faculty members with Graduate Faculty status.
    • Plan B requires completion of an Essay based on a scholarly review of the relevant literature, under the direction of an Advisor and two additional departmental committee members with Graduate Faculty status. The thesis or essay Advisor will be selected during the Winter semester of year 1.

Students' progress toward completion of their theses or essays will be monitored and certified by their committees twice-yearly. The Program Director will monitor academic progress in coursework relative to the Plan of Work.

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