Distance / Online 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.
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.
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.
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.)