PhD students in ERHS work closely with their advisor to develop a mutually beneficial program of research and study, one that will create rich learning opportunities for the student and help to advance science in their chosen field. Briana, left, is studying potential neuroprotectants and how they work at the molecular level in hopes that they may someday be used to prevent neurodegenerative diseases. She works in Dr. Ron Tjalkens' laboratory.
Each PhD student must acquire an in-depth knowledge in their selected area of specialization and closely related areas. Students must demonstrate to their Graduate Advisory Committee that the student possesses the knowledge, abilities, and skills essential to their chosen specialization. The student also must demonstrate a working knowledge of scientific disciplines that will enhance their ability to work in a diversity of settings, including research, academic, regulatory, and others.
The PhD program consists of a minimum of 72 semester credits, with a maximum of 30 credits transferring from a master's degree from an accredited college or university.
If you would like to apply to the ERHS PhD program in toxicology, contact Dr. Marie Legare to find out about position availability before submitting your application.