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Master of Science (professional) in Toxicology

The Professional Masters Program in Toxicology transitions graduates into MD, DVM, PharmD and other professional programs, as well as prepares students for research careers in industry and academia. Toxicology integrates closely with other medical and applied disciplines including Pharmacology, Forensic Science, Environmental Health, Ecological Toxicology, Infectious Disease, Nutrition and Food Safety, and Veterinary Science.

The toxicology program ranges from 1-2 years, depending on student interests and career goals. Many students enhance their skill set and improve their competitiveness for professional programs by taking advantage of internships, group study & laboratory courses and research opportunities in additional semesters.

  • MS-B Pre-Professional School Student: Students who opt for this option during their first semester in the program should have the basic core understanding of Toxicology when they have completeted the program. This will include the four (4) core Toxicology courses, as well as three (3) Toxicology electives, and a seminar which are chosen by the student and their advisor. These students will complete their program of study by successfully passing a comprehensive examination which is given any time after completion of the core classes as well as the Toxicology electives.
  • MS-B Professional Paper: Students who opt for this option during their fist semester in the program are considering careers in the Toxicology field and will choose a topic to write a professional paper for submission to a peer-reviewed journal after discussion with their advisor. This option requires additional time for self-directed review of the current literature, writing, and editing of the paper and thus one to two additional semesters will generally be required beyond the basic two semesters.

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Application Deadlines

  • Domestic applications
    • Fall Semester: July 1 (April 1 for priority consideration)
    • Spring Semester: November 1
    • Summer Session applications are not accepted
  • International applications
    • Fall Semester: May 1
    • Spring Semester: September 1
    • Summer Session applications are not accepted

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