Graduate Student Handbook for Pharmacology & Toxicology


The graduate program in Pharmacology and Toxicology has programs leading to the Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Science degree in Pharmacology and Toxicology. Well funded research opportunities and the strong multidisciplinary nature of the program provide students with a highly interactive approach to research and education in pharmacology and toxicology.

M.S. degree in Pharmacology and Toxicology

The Pharmacology and Toxicology Graduate Program does not admit students with the expressed interest in pursuing the M.S. degree. For a variety of reasons, students admitted to the Ph.D. Program may complete an M.S. degree in lieu of a Ph.D. degree. These reasons may range from unsatisfactory academic performance in the Ph.D. program to a desire to make a course correction in career path. The overall expectations for these students are similar to those for students in the Pharmacology and Toxicology Ph.D. program.

Ph.D. Degree in Pharmacology and Toxicology

The objective of the Ph.D. track in Pharmacology and Toxicology is to impart advanced scientific knowledge in pharmacology and toxicology, to provide training opportunities in conducting state-of-the- art approaches in basic research in pharmacology and toxicology, and closely related subdisciplines, in order to prepare the students for careers in independent research or related careers in academia, industry or government. The average time to graduation is less than five years.

Originally posted: June 10, 2016
Last updated: June 10, 2016
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