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The Department of Pharmacology's graduate programs at The University of Toledo College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences include the M.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences within the fields of Pharmacology and Toxicology and the Ph.D. in Experimental Therapeutics.
Experimental therapeutics is the integration of basic and applied sciences focused on the study of and development of new treatments for human disease. Research in experimental therapeutics seeks to understand human diseases from the molecular level to the whole organism in order to develop rational approaches for new pharmacological treatments. In addition, experimental therapeutics includes the development of new therapies through systematic investigation at increasing levels of complexity ranging from individual molecules and proteins, to cellular and tissue based assays and to the whole organism. The purpose of the program is to train students at the doctoral level who can translate discoveries in the laboratory to therapies in a clinical setting.
M.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Pharmacology/Toxicology
The program provides training for careers in research and development within the pharmaceutical
and chemical industries, in governmental regulatory agencies and environmental toxicology.
Training in the pharmaceutical sciences also serves as a gateway for entry into doctoral
Ten students are currently enrolled in the Pharmacology/Toxicology option. Over 93 students graduated from the program between 1976 and 2012. Many graduates hold jobs within the pharmaceutical industry or academia. Several have sought training in doctoral programs at other universities.
Student Learning Objectives for the M.S. degree
- Interpret and critically evaluate literature in the respective discipline and identify gaps in current knowledge
- Design, implement, and analyze the results of an independent research project in the respective discipline
- Effectively communicate and defend research findings orally and in writing
- Describe and comply with standards of ethical conduct of research
- Effectively work in a team of colleagues within the discipline
A graduate certificate program is available to any qualifying student holding a B.S. degree in natural science who wishes to take graduate-level courses in pharmacology and toxicology. Students completing this 15-semester-hour program will be awarded a certificate in pharmacology/toxicology.