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KU Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology

KU Pharmacology & Toxicology offers developing scientists a background in cell biology, biochemistry, molecular biology and physiology.

About KU PharmTox


KU PharmTox offers a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Pharmacology & Toxicology, and three options for a Master of Science (M.S.) in Pharmacology & Toxicology including two online master's options.

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Online Master's Degrees

Our literature-based and laboratory-based Online Master's Degree programs in Pharmacology & Toxicology allow students to earn their Master of Science degree in a collaborative academic environment from anywhere in the world.

About the Online Master's Degrees

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Our Research

Our researchers focus on neuropharmacology, areas such as Alzheimer's disease, mood disorders, stroke, and the effects of diabetes on the nervous system.
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KU PharmTox Newsletter

Catch up on the latest KU Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology news and updates with our latest bi-annual departmental newsletter.
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Give to PharmTox

Private support allows the department to provide resources for students, establish research seminars, and continue the excellence you have come to expect from us. Your support, regardless of size, can make a profound impact. Even small amounts given over time can accumulate to create substantial resources.

KU PharmTox Seminars

Scientific Seminar Series

KU Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology's Scientific Seminar Series features prominent researchers from KU, the United States and the world.

Beyond the Lab Seminar Series

The Beyond the Lab Seminar Series explores topics outside the typical classroom and lab setting to enrich the academic profiles, and expanding the outlook for career advancement for students, postdocs and research professionals.

Student Seminar Series

The Student Seminar Series series takes place in the spring semester

KU PharmTox News

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Working professionals don’t often have the flexibility to pursue a traditional on-campus graduate degree. Lack of local access and conflicting hours are two huge hurdles.

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KU Chancellor Doug Girod recently approved the University Committee on Promotion and Tenure’s recommendation to award promotion and tenure to two School of Pharmacy faculty members.

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Applications are invited for appointment as a tenured, Distinguished Professor at the Full Professor level in the Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology, School of Pharmacy at the University of Kansas. 

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