Pharmacology and Toxicology Graduate Program

Why Choose Our Program?

In our graduate program, you'll get hands-on training with state-of-the-art equipment and only the highest calibre instruction. In addition, you'll develop a broad range of knowledge and experience in the areas of pharmacology and toxicology, and you'll excel in conducting independent research in the fields of pharmacology, toxicology and experimental therapeutics, as well as in teaching pharmacology to students in sciences, health professions and graduate studies.

Botterell HallOur Graduate Program

The Goal of the Graduate Program in Pharmacology and Toxicology is to train students to be able: (a) to conduct independent research in the fields of pharmacology, toxicology and experimental therapeutics and (b) to teach pharmacology to students in sciences, health professions and graduate studies.

There are two graduate programs within the department - the MSc program and PhD program. Both programs require several mandatory graduate courses, electives, and a research thesis.

Opportunities after Graduation

Pharmacologists and toxicologists are employed in a large number of areas including research, development, management, and control within the pharmaceutical industry, health care services, government divisions and biotechnology companies. With an advanced degree in pharmacology, research, teaching and consulting become additional career options.

Research Expertise

Pharmacology and Toxicology has special expertise in three important research areas: (i) role of reactive metabolites in xenobiotic toxicity and drug transporters, (ii) cardiovascular pharmacology of antihypertensive agents, phosphodiesterases, their inhibitors, and drugs whose action involves nitric oxide and carbon monoxide and (iii) neuropharmacology of alcohol, pain, opioids, GABA and excitotoxins.