Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology

Leadership/Administration Master of Science in Pharmacology and Toxicology

photo of students studying togetherThe leadership/administration program requires didactic classes, a scientific review and a final, oral exam. Scroll down to view a typical schedule. The program director will act as advisor until the student's advisory committee is formed. Students in this program must:

  • Complete 30 credit hours of graduate-level courses as shown below
  • Submit a critical scientific review (See Literature Research Project below)
  • Pass an oral examination

Literature Research Project

A library research project is a requirement of this program. Students are required to write a scientific review on a current topic in pharmacology and toxicology under the supervision of a faculty advisor. The topic will be chosen by the student and advisor. The review paper should be based on information provided and synthesized from primary, contemporary literature. The paper is meant to provide an overview of the topic. It should be 10-15 pages in length with at least 25 references. A desirable goal would be submission of the review for publication.

Oral Examination

The oral, final exam for this program will be conducted by the advisory committee. The exam will be based on the topic of the literature review. The committee will judge as to the acceptability of the student's performance.


Course Requirements

Minimum course requirements for the leadership/administration Master of Science in Pharmacology & Toxicology degree are as shown below:

Common core course requirements

  • PTX 7000: Biostatistics (3 credit hours)
  • PTX 7003: Principles of Biokinetics/Biodynamics (3 credit hours)
  • PTX 7001: Cell Pharmacology Toxicology (3 credit hours)
  • PTX 7002: Pharmacology Fall Journal Club (1 credit hour)
  • PTX 7002: Pharmacology Spring Journal Club (1 credit hour)
  • PTX 7020: Laboratory Management (3 credit hours)
  • PTX 7021: Effective Scientific Writing: Part 1 (3 credit hours)
  • PTX 7022: Effective Scientific Writing: Part 2 (3 credit hours)
  • PTX XXXX: Out of department Journal Club (1 credit hour)

Total: 21 credit hours

Choose electives
(If an elective is not listed below, verify with program director)

  • PTX 8001: Laboratory Safety (1 credit hour)
  • PTX 8080: Wound Healing (2 credit hours)
  • PTX 8050: Toxicology (web course) (2 credit hours)
  • PTX 8110: Intro to Ayurveda (3 credit hours)
  • PTX 8070: Cell Culture Training (1 credit hour)
  • PTX 8060: Six Sigma Green Belt (3 credit hours)
  • PTX 8004: Medical Chemical, Radiological and Nuclear Defense (3 credit hours)
  • PTX 8005: Medical Biological Defense (3 credit hours)
  • PTX 8006: Case Studies for Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Defense (3 credit hours)
  • PTX 8013: Communications in Science (web course) (3 credit hours)
  • PTX 8014: Integrative Pharmacology (3 credit hours)
  • PTX 8016: Neuropharmacology (3 credit hours)
  • PTX 8040: Good Laboratory Practices (3 credit hours)
  • PTX 8002: ¬†Principals of BioMedical Research (1 credit hour)
  • PTX 8061: Six Sigma Black Belt (3 credit hours)
  • PTX 8130: Nano Medicine (3 credit hours)
  • PTX 8140: Human Studies Research¬†
  • PTX 9200 Phamacology Clinical Research (1-8 credit hours)

Total required: 9+

Program total: 30 credit hours

Program of study requirements = Minimum of 30 credits


Typical Schedule

Fall Semester Year 1

  • PTX 7002: Pharmacology Fall Journal Club
  • PTX 7003: Principles of Biokinetics/Biodynamics
  • Elective (3 credit hours)
  • PTX 7021: Effective Scientific Writing: Part 1

Spring Semester Year 1

  • PTX 7002: Pharmacology Spring Journal Club
  • PTX 7001: Cell Pharmacology Toxicology
  • PTX 7022: Effective Scientific Writing: Part 2
  • PTX 7020: Laboratory Management
  • PTX 7000: Biostatistics

Summer Year 1

  • Remaining electives

This schedule allows students to complete the degree in one year. It is not required that students complete in one year. Course descriptions are listed in the online catalog.

The leadership/administration Master of Science in Pharmacology & Toxicology program accepts students for fall semester admission only.

Last edited on 03/01/2017.