The Program of Study leading to the Master of Science in Pharmacology and Toxicology will prepare students for careers in industry, government, education, medicine, and research organizations or for further professional training. Our students are recruited from universities worldwide, as well as military, medical, and industrial sectors.
Our master’s program differs from other graduate-level programs currently offered at Wright State University, both conceptually and with respect to employment and career opportunities. It provides a comprehensive introduction to the broad range of theoretical concepts that comprise pharmacology and toxicology, including both historical context and state-of-the-art technical approaches to solving pharmacological and toxicological problems. Our department’s goal of providing students, in a cohort environment, with a career-oriented yet theoretically based education will be accomplished within the core curriculum through the combination of text and literature-based lectures, department-sponsored seminars, and in-depth dialogue between students and faculty. Our programs also provide students with the opportunities to carry out ground-breaking research using a variety of systems and approaches ranging from molecules to animal and human studies. We offer a choice of study options in which to receive the Master of Science degree: Research-based (thesis) option and Leader/Administration option. Additionally, our department offers a dual-degree option, available only for current Boonshoft School of Medicine students. Please review each program option below for more specific information.
Applicants must fulfill the requirements for admission established by the Graduate School. A baccalaureate degree in physical, chemical, or life sciences with undergraduate-level courses in biochemistry, molecular biology, molecular genetics, and cell biology is generally required. Preference is given to applicants with a GPA of 3.0 or greater. A personal goals statement and three letters of recommendation are required. For international students, a TOEFL minimum score of 213(CBT) or 79/120(IBT) or a band 6 through the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).
Students pursuing the dual-degree (MD/MS) option must be enrolled in the MD program with the Boonshoft School of Medicine and have successfully completed their first year of the MD curriculum.
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