Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology

Additional Application Information

For your application to the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology Master’s program, you will need the following items:

  1. Transcripts from all educational institutions;
  2. Three Letters of Recommendation;
  3. A Personal Statement of Goals and Objectives.

If you are applying to the Clinical Trials Coordination concentration, in your Personal Statement of Goals, you must include the following information: that you desire acceptance into the Clinical Trials Coordination concentration, discussion about your interests in clinical research or clinical trials, and provide a short explanation as to why you desire acceptance into the Clinical Trials Coordination concentration. This program is highly competitive, as only five students are accepted for this concentration each year. 

If you are an international student whose primary language is not English, you will also need:

  1. TOEFL, IELTS, PTE scores or students who show proof of successful completion of an Intensive English Program from an accredited Institution or program accepted by international admissions are exempt from the requirement to take an approved English Proficiency exam.

Your application will go through the Wright State University Graduate School –

Apply for Admission – WSU Graduate School

There are two majors items of which you should be aware for your Pharmacology and Toxicology application:

Enrollment Information for Master's Program

Under this tab on your actual application, you will choose the following items from the drop-down lists.

  1. Choose your level of graduate coursework which you intend to study;
  2. The college for our program:  Boonshoft School of Medicine;
  3. Your program of interest:  Pharmacology and Toxicology;
  4. Select a concentration - *very important* if you plan to pursue your MS through the Research or Leadership/Administration tracks, please choose NO CONCENTRATION.
    Only students interested in pursuing their MS through the Clinical Trials Coordination concentration should choose Clinical Trials under the concentration tab.

Enrollment Information

Additional Information

Under this tab on your actual application, there is a section that states, “PLEASE USE THIS AREA TO SUBMIT ANY ADDITIONAL COMMENTS RELATED TO YOUR APPLICATION.”

In this textbox, please state which academic track you will be pursuing for your MS degree:

  • Research-based (thesis) Track
  • Leadership/Administration
  • Clinical Trials Coordination


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Enrollment Information for Certificate Programs


The Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology has two Graduate Certificate programs available for individuals that have completed at least a baccalaureate degree in a science or health related field. 

A nonrefundable $10 fee is required for each certificate program application. Those applying for certificate programs need the following additional documentation:

  • An official transcript reflecting proof of an awarded degree (bachelor’s or higher).

For applicants whose native language is not English, a minimum score of 79/120 (IBT) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required or a band 6 through the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

The two certificate programs available through the Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology are:

Under the Enrollment Information tab on the application –

  1. Choose: I am interested in earning a graduate/professional degree, licensure, certificate…
  2. The College for our programs is: Boonshoft School of Medicine
  3. Choose your Program of Interest – either:
    1. Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defense Certificate, or
    2. Clinical Trials Coordination Certificate
  4. Choose the semester for which you are applying.

If you have any questions about the application process you may contact any of the following:

WSU Graduate School -

Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology –

Or review the Graduate school webpage for additional resources:

Last edited on 12/15/2022.