Distance Master of Science degree in Pharmacology and Toxicology
The Distance Master of Science degree in Pharmacology and Toxicology is a program designed to train individuals in molecular, cellular and organ systems pharmacology and toxicology. The program provides advanced scientific knowledge in pharmacology and toxicology and is designed for individuals who are seeking additional academic qualifications that will facilitate their advancement at their place of employment, or will increase their competitiveness for admission to other graduate or professional degree programs. All courses are offered on-line in order to provide full opportunity for students regardless of their geographic location, work schedules, or familial obligations.
The Distance M.S. student will work with two primary research advisors. One will be an appropriate person at their remote site and the second will be a member of the graduate faculty of the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology who agrees to mentor the student. Both research advisors are involved in overseeing the formulation and progression of the thesis research project.
The Distance M.S. program requires 30 total hours; 17 hours of didactic coursework that are offered on-line plus 13 credit hours of research activity, research proposal and final written thesis. The research activity is normally conducted in a laboratory to which the student has access (e.g. the student's workplace), under the supervision of the off-site advisor in collaboration with, and guidance from a willing KU research advisor selected from the Pharmacology and Toxicology faculty.