Master of Science in Pharmacology and Toxicology

Pharmacology and Toxicology Graduate Programs

The Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology has research strengths in neuropharmacology — especially in neurodegeneration, mood disorders, and addiction — and the effects of diabetes on the nervous system. The research program is founded on a strong graduate program. The major aim of this Master of Science (MS) degree program is to provide qualified graduates to institutions in academia, industry, and government. The Master of Science in Pharmacology and Toxicology program emphasizes student’s research skills in molecular and neuro-pharmacology .  In addition to the didactic component of our training, we view hands-on training in laboratory research critical to the master’s thesis experience.  The department’s research programs and faculty place it at the leading edge of research in the pharmacological and toxicological neurosciences.

Distance Master’s Degree Program

The department also offers a distance master’s program. Please see the website for details. The program features the same high-quality lectures and courses offered in the Ph.D. program. The program allows the industrial scientist or student to remain at their respective institutions and earn the M.S. degree under a collaborative academic environment. Students will typically take 1 course a semester and the program is designed for individuals who are seeking additional academic qualifications that will facilitate their professional advancement or increase their competitiveness for admission to other advanced degree programs. For questions, contact our Administrative Assistant Ms. Sarah Hoadley, 785-864-4001, or the Director of the Distance Master’s Program, Rick T. Dobrowsky, Ph.D., 785-864-3531,