MS in Environmental Toxicology
About the Master of Science in Environmental Toxicology
Toxicology focuses on identifying, understanding, and analyzing toxic agents and their effects on human health. Research areas include neurological, hepatic, renal, and respiratory systems; prenatal and neonatal development; and carcinogenic and genetic effects of toxicants. Also focuses on risk assessment. Students have opportunities to conduct research on neurological, hepatic, renal and respiratory systems, prenatal and neonatal development, and carcinogenic and genetic effects of toxicants. The goal of this degree option is to provide education in the development, interpretation, and utilization of toxicological data for solving environmental health problems. This requires training in basic biomedical and public health sciences such as biochemistry and molecular biology, physiology, epidemiology, and biostatistics, as well as more specialized studies in toxicology, risk assessment, and risk communication.
The MS-TOX degree course of study covers a diverse range of topics. These topics are selected to be responsive to the needs of students, professionals, and employers in the rapidly evolving field of toxicology. Degree requirements include DEOHS core courses and degree option specific courses. Students write and defend a master's thesis for their culminating experience. A minimum of 63 total credits is required to complete this degree. Upon satisfactory completion of the MS-TOX degree, students will be able to demonstrate the competencies detailed on the School of Public Health competencies page.