LABORATORY-BASED DISTANCE MASTER OF SCIENCE DEGREE IN PHARMACOLOGY AND TOXICOLOGY PROGRAM RESEARCH ACTIVITIES
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION AND INFORMATION
1b. Research Activities
Original laboratory, clinical or computational research is an essential component of the Laboratory-based Distance M.S. program. The research activity comprises 11 credit hours toward the degree and is normally conducted at the student’s workplace. The Distance M.S. student will work with two primary research advisors. One will be an on-site Ph.D. level person at the student’s 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. Once a student is admitted to the program they will be assigned a faculty mentor based upon their interests and research proposal. However, the student may request a specific faculty member based upon research interests. Your faculty mentor can help with general questions you may have, but their main responsibility is to help guide your research in conjunction with your on-site mentor. Both research advisors are involved in overseeing the formulation of a research proposal that should be completed within the first year of the program. A M.S. thesis committee will be formed and in conjunction with the advisors, will monitor the progression of your research project and its final presentation as a M.S. thesis. Students should plan on twice a month audio/video meetings with their faculty research advisor and a twice a semester meetings with both their on-site and faculty mentors so that everyone is on the same page regarding research requirements and progress.