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MS in Toxicology

Toxicology students who won trivia night prizes

Toxicology Student Winners at Triva Night

The Masters Program in Toxicology provides professional training in both basic and translational research designed to better understand the mechanisms by which chemicals adversely affect cellular processes and impact human and environmental health.  Both thesis and non-thesis Masters degrees are available in our program depending upon the career goals of individual students.  Advanced training in state-of-the-art research tools is an important focus for MS students completing a Thesis Masters degree.  Our Toxicology Program faculty conduct research in many areas of toxicology, including: mechanisms of cell injury, cell death and carcinogenesis; reproductive toxicology; neurotoxicology; aquatic toxicology; analytical toxicology;  risk assessment; and occupational and environmental health.

Graduates of our Track in Molecular and Mechanistic Toxicology are prepared to conduct research in molecular mechanisms of cellular, tissue and organism-level responses to environmental and industrial chemicals, drugs and radiation; oxygen free radicals and associated diseases including cancer; and chemoprevention through cellular repair and response mechanisms. An understanding of the role of environment/gene interactions in chemical exposure related diseases is a common goal of our program.

Graduates of our Track in Toxicology and Environmental Health are prepared to conduct basic and public health research, teach, and provide technical support to federal, state, and local governments, industry, and public interest groups in areas including the evaluation and testing of harmful effects of chemical, physical, and biological agents on living organisms; prevention of chemical induced diseases; chemical risk assessment; and environmental protection through governmental regulations for the control and monitoring of hazardous chemicals.