Pharmacology & Toxicology, PhD

Pharmacology and toxicology lie on the cutting edge of medicine, where researchers discover and determine the effects of chemicals. Housed in the School of Health Professions’ historic Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, Saint Joseph’s University’s Pharmacology and Toxicology PhD program trains you to contribute to this growing body of scientific and medical research with a curriculum that combines theory with hands on in lab research experience. This PhD degree in pharmacology and toxicology (offered as part time or full-time options) offers the opportunity to conduct doctoral-level research, defend a PhD thesis and publish and present your research. With a PhD, you’ll gain a competitive edge to advance your career in academia, government or the pharmaceutical industry.

Outcome 1: Students will demonstrate knowledge foundation and critical evaluation of scientific literature

Outcome 2: Student will demonstrate effective and accurate oral communication skills relates to scientific research

Outcome 3: Students will demonstrate ability to identify scientific questions and formulate hypotheses

Outcome 4: Students will design and perform experiments to answer scientific questions or test hypotheses

Outcome 5: Students will present critical data analysis with appropriate statistical methods

Outcome 6: Students will demonstrate the ability to draw evidence-based conclusions

Outcome 7: Students will clearly and accurately present research results in writing

Outcome 8: Students will engage in personal development/leadership/teamwork

PHT 703Advanced Toxicology3
PHT 752Intro Scientific Data Analysis1
PHT 721Advanced Medicinal Chem/Pharm4
PHT 801Research Lit in Pharm/Tox1
PHT 811Research Techniques Laboratory1
PHT 821Molecular Pharmacology3
PHT 880Pharm Tox Seminar1
Electives: PHT, PHS and other 700-800 level6
PHT 899Doctoral Research10
PHT 899Doctoral Research10
Total Hours40