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Thesis-Based Master of Science in Toxicology


 Master of Science in Toxicology Resources


 Advisory Contact

​Marie ​Legare
Associate Director of Education
Center for Environmental Medicine
Phone: (970) 491-7043

 Applications Contact

Joi Lynn Douglass
Graduate Student Coordinator
The thesis-based Master of Science in toxicology requires a thesis. Students may not directly enter the program as a first-year master's student. Students may transfer into the program after developing a specific thesis topic with a research advisor. They may work on their thesis research project in their advisor’s lab or on a more individual basis.​

General Requirements

The toxicology thesis-based master's program consists of a minimum of 30 semester credits as follows:

  • 18 credits must be taken from ERHS (this includes the required courses)
  • 16 of the 30 credits must be at the 500 level or above
  • At least three credits (of the 30 total program credits) at or above the 500 level must be taken from a department other than ERHS.

This degree requires successful completion of a thesis. Credits for thesis work are allocated according to time spent on research work and recorded through an appropriate course number. Credits earned for research work do not count toward the 18-credit departmental course requirement, but they are part of the 30-credit program of study.

If you are considering applying for a thesis-based MS in toxicology, contact Dr. Marie Legare before submitting your application for availability of positions within this program.

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