Master's of Science in Environmental Toxicology

Toxicology, Master of Science Program

Learning Objectives

Upon satisfactory completion of the Master of Science program in Toxicology, students will be able to demonstrate the competencies detailed on the School of Public Health competencies page.

Program Curriculum and Course Requirements

Master of Science Core Courses

Course #Course NameCredits RequiredQuarter
BIOST 511 or 517 or higher[1]Medical Biometry I or Applied Biost. I4A (511, 517)
EPI 511Introduction to Epidemiology4A
ENV H 580Environmental & Occupational Health Seminar3A, W, Sp
ENV H 581Environmental Health Reading I1A
ENV H 583Environmental Health Reading III1Sp
ENV H 700Master's Thesis9A, W, Sp, Su
[1] HIgher level Biostatistics and Epidemiology courses can be substituted for BIOST 511 or 517, and EPI 511.

Toxicology MS Required Courses [1]

Course #Course NameCredits RequiredQuarter
ENV H 514, 515, 516Environmental and Occupational Toxicology I, II, III3, 3, 3A, W, Sp
ENV H 552Environmental Chemistry of Pollution4W
ENV H 577Risk Assessment for Environ. Health Hazards3/4A
BIOC 405,406
Intro. to Biochem I, II
3, 3

A, W

ENV H 700 [2]Master's Thesis9A, W, Sp, Su

[1]  Toxicology students must take an additional nine graded elective credits.  Electives must be approved by the student's academic advisor.

[2]  In addition to the specified core and required courses, students must choose one course in Industrial Hygiene OR one course in Occupational Medicine. Suggested courses: ENV H 453, 553, 556, 564, 570, 584.


Toxicology MS Elective Courses

Course #Course NameCreditsQuarter
ENV H 511Environmental and Occupational Health3W
ENV H 513Basic Concepts in Pharmacogenetics and Toxicogenomics3W
ENV H 517Children's Environmental Health3Sp
ENV H 531Neurotoxicology3W (even yrs)
ENV H 532Reproductive and Developmental Toxicology2Su (odd yrs)
ENV H 533Molecular Toxicology2W (even yrs)
ENV H 553Environmental Exposure Monitoring Methods4W
ENV H 555Instrumental Methods for Ind. Hygiene Measurement (Lab)3W
ENV H 567Mechanisms of Carcinogenesis3A (even yrs)
ENV H 570Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology3Sp
ENV H 584Occupational and Env Health: Policy and Politics3Sp
ENV H 591Current Topics in Toxicology1, max. 6A, W
BIOL 411Developmental Biology4A, W, Sp*
BIOST 521Biostatistics for Experimentalists4*
C MED 407Principles of Animal Experimentation3A*
C MED 590Selected Topics in Animal Medicine2-5, max. 10AWSpS
IMMUN 441Introduction to Immunology4A*
MICROM 442Medical Bacteriology4W*
PATH 544General and Systemic Pathology2-3, max. 5*
PATH 555Environmental Pathology3Sp (odd yrs)*
P BIO 505, 506

Human Physiology I, II

4,4A, W *
P BIO 507Cardiovascular, Renal, Respiratory Physiology3W*
PHCOL 401, 402General Pharmacology I, II2-4, 3/4A, W, Sp*

* Course schedules are subject to change. Please check the UW Time Schedule or contact the department to confirm quarters offered.

Typical Schedule

First Year

Autumn QuarterWinter QuarterSpring QuarterSummer Quarter [1]
ENV H 514 Tox IENV H 515 Tox IIENV H 516 Tox IIIENV H 700 Master's Thesis and/or internship with industry or a regulatory agency
ENV H 580 EOH SeminarENV H 580 EOH SeminarENV H 580 EOH Seminar 
ENV H 581 EH Reading
BIOC 406 Intro Biochem II
ENV H 583 EH Reading
BIOC 405 Intro Biochem I 
Electives (4-6)
Electives (3-6)
BIOST 511 OR 517
Medical Biometry I or Applied Biostat I
ENV H 577 Risk Assessment
[1] Registration during the summer while serving as an intern is not required, and ordinarily academic credit is not awarded for the internship. In special cases, however, credit for the internship may be earned through ENV H 599A, Field Studies. See academic advisor for more details. Students receiving support during the summer quarter must be registered for at least 2 credit hours.

Second Year

Autumn QuarterWinter QuarterSpring Quarter
ENV H XXX IH or Occ MedENV H 552 Env ChemistryENV H 700 Thesis
EPI 511 Intro to EpidemiologyENV H 700 Thesis
BIOST 511 OR 517
Medical Biometry I or Applied Biostat I
ENV H 577 Risk Assessment