Distance and On-Campus Master of Science Degree Programs

The goals of our M.S. training programs are to provide flexible options to students seeking advanced training in Pharmacology and Toxicology that will aid career advancement, admission to Ph.D. programs or professional schools in the health sciences. To achieve these goals, we offer both on-campus and distance / online learning programs that target audiences with different career goals, access to off-site resources and the ability to matriculate to the University of Kansas. Importantly, the same high-quality course content is available to students in each of our M.S. degree options. Please examine the three options listed below, find one that is most suitable to your personal and professional situation, and follow the link for additional information.


Literature-Based Distance M.S. program

Major aim: Online didactic lectures and literature-based research thesis.

Audience: Students who are unable to to relocate to Lawrence, KS but are seeking additional training to bolster credentials for career advancement or admission to professional schools in the health sciences.


Laboratory-Based Distance M.S. program

Major aim: Online didactic lectures and hands-on research training in laboratory at an approved distance site. Research-based thesis.

Audience: Students who are unable to relocate to Lawrence, KS but are seeking additional training and research experience to facilitate career advancement in biotech and pharmaceutical industry. Requires access to appropriate research facilities at your distance site.


Laboratory-Based On-campus M.S. program

Major aim: On-site didactic classes and hands-on research training in laboratory of faculty at KU.  

Audience: Students who are able to attend KU and are seeking additional training and research experience to increase their competitiveness for admission to a Ph.D. program. As of 2019, 9/10 graduates accepted to Ph.D. programs.


Common Didactic Curriculum for Distance M.S. Programs (19 credits)

Introduction to Pharmacology - 3 credits

Endocrine Pharmacology - 2 credits

Central Nervous System - 2 credits

Autonomic Nervous System - 2 credits

Cardiovascular and Renal Systems - 2 credits

Immunopharmacology, Infectious Diseases and Gastrointestinal Pharmacology - 2 credits

Molecular Toxicology - 2 credits

Analysis of Variance - 3 credits

Issues in Scientific Integrity - 1 credit

(The remaining 11 credits will vary between the different M.S. degree options. Please follow the links to each program for more information.)


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