M.Sc. On Campus Online

Pharmacology and Toxicology

12 months
1016 USD/credit 30480 USD/year
1016 USD/credit 30480 USD/year
1016 USD/credit 30480 USD/year
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The Master of Science degree (M.S.) in Pharmacology and Toxicology at University of Kansas provides advanced training in molecular, cellular and organ systems, pharmacology and toxicology and scientific writing.


The Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology at University of Kansas offers developing scientists a background in cell biology, biochemistry, molecular biology and physiology so they can conduct creative research on the effects of drugs and other chemicals at the molecular, organismic and behavioral levels.

Mentorship and Collaboration

Students are paired with a faculty mentor/advisor and study alongside them throughout their time in the program. Students also have opportunities for collaborative research with the departments of chemistry, medicinal chemistry, pharmaceutical chemistry, molecular bioscience, the Life Span Institute and the Higuchi Biosciences Center.


We offer a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree program and three Master of Science (M.S.) degree programs, including two distance master's degree options.


The department has research strengths in neuropharmacology, especially in neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease and Huntington’s disease, mood disorders, stroke, and control of energy, metabolism and the effects of diabetes on the nervous system. Explore our lab pages to learn more about the wide variety of research taking place here at KU Pharmacology & Toxicology.

Programme Structure


  • 18 credit hours - Core coursework in pharmacology, toxicology, statistics and scientific ethics
  • 8 credit hours - Additional required courses and electives
  • 4 credit hours - Research thesis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) if applying to an on-campus program
  • Students who are non-native English speakers, must demonstrate proficiency in reading, writing and listening in English via the TOEFL, IELTS or PTE test.
  • Complete and submit the KU Graduate Application
  • Transcripts
  • Resume/Curriculum Vita (CV)
  • Personal Statement
  • Letters of Recommendation

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    30480 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1016 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    30480 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1016 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    30480 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1016 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Lawrence

900 - 1400 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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