Education & Training
The Department provides courses for undergraduate students, graduate students, medical students of the allopathic, osteopathic and veterinary colleges, and nursing students. In addition, specialized courses of study are offered in areas of professional development and life-long learning.
Quality Experience and Connections
By fostering a high-quality learning experience in a stimulating setting, we lay the foundation required for success in the exciting, fast-growing areas of pharmacology and toxicology. As a student, you join a distinguished group of professionals dedicated to improving the quality of life. From biomedical research to creative independent study, a pharmacology and toxicology background will provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to enter many rewarding professions in academics, government or industry.
Regardless of where you are in your career, we can support your continued professional development. We understand high quality research AND the importance of a solid educational experience, and we put them together to provide you with a truly relevant and effective learning experience. The breadth of resources at Michigan State University and our connections with biomedical industries provides you with the expertise and the opportunity to stay abreast of today’s technology and research discoveries.
Pharmacology & Toxicology Graduate Doctoral Program
The flagship of our educational activities is the program leading to the doctoral degree in pharmacology and toxicology. In existence since 1966, we are proud that our PhD program has produced leaders in academia, industry and government.
Online MS Programs
The Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology offers two outstanding, online, masters degree programs:
The Professional Science Master’s Degree in Integrative Pharmacology targets the laboratory professional. Students who would benefit most from this program are currently employed in academic, industrial or government laboratories. [read more]
Undergraduate Courses in Pharmacology & Toxicology
Our undergraduate courses attract students majoring in diverse disciplines. Many students taking these courses are considering careers in biomedical sciences including human medicine (physicians, nurses, physical therapists, athletic trainers etc) and veterinary medicine, or research in academia, government and industry.
Dual Major Graduate Program in Toxicology at MSU
Students can also enter the joint Pharmacology & Toxicology/Environmental Toxicology graduate program. Students interested in toxicology graduate education and research related to the harmful health effects of environmental or other chemicals, can enroll in this multidisciplinary dual-degree graduate program in Environmental and Integrative Toxicological Sciences (EITS).
The EITS program is administered through MSU’s Center for Integrative Toxicology (CIT) and, in conjunction with our graduate program, offers outstanding training in basic biomedical science coupled with training and credentials in the discipline of toxicology that can open additional career opportunities. Before enrolling in this program, students must first be accepted for graduate study in a cooperating program, such as the Graduate Doctoral Program in Pharmacolgy & Toxicology.