LABORATORY-BASED DISTANCE MASTER OF SCIENCE DEGREE IN PHARMACOLOGY AND TOXICOLOGY PROGRAM RESEARCH REQUIREMENTS

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION AND INFORMATION

3b. Courses and Instructions for Completing the Research Requirements

P&TX 785: Distance Master’s Research Proposal.  2 credits.

To satisfy the research requirement for the Distance M.S. program in Pharmacology and Toxicology, the aspiring student must define a research project and prepare a written proposal describing the nature and goals of the project.  It is suggested that the student in conjunction with their distance research mentor collaborate in the selection and the definition of the proposed research.  The proposal states the overall goal of the project, the hypothesis to be tested, 1-3 specific aims, a statement of significance and impact of the research and the research approach. 

Prerequisite: Graduate standing in the Laboratory-based Distance M.S. Program in Pharmacology and Toxicology and completion of P&TX750.

 

P&TX 885: Distance Master’s Research in Pharmacology and Toxicology.  7 credits (up to 3 credits per semester).

Original, advanced investigations in pharmacology, toxicology or related fields. This research will be performed by students at their research site in collaboration with their on-site and faculty mentor.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing in the Laboratory-based Distance M.S. Program in Pharmacology and Toxicology and completion of P&TX750 and P&TX785.

 

P&TX 889: Distance Master's Thesis. 2 credits. (during final semester thesis is to be completed).

Process of written preparation of the research forming the student’s Master’s Degree thesis.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing in the Laboratory-based Distance M.S. Program in Pharmacology and Toxicology and completion of 28 credit hours in the P&TX885.

 

Grading and satisfactory completion of P&TX785 (3c) results from the acceptance of a research proposal by your graduate committee. Grading and satisfactory completion of all credits in P&TX885 (3d) is contingent on demonstrating adequate progress on your research, timely submissions of cogent and succinct research summaries to your on-site and faculty mentor and holding the required Skype conferences to keep your faculty mentor, and on-site mentor apprised of your progress. Satisfactory completion of P&TX889 (3e) culminates in the awarding of the M.S. degree.


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