Master of Science in Toxicology

Pharmacology and Toxicology both require an understanding of basic properties and actions of chemicals and the biological systems they affect.  Toxicology is, more specifically, the study of adverse effects of chemicals on living systems, the extent of damage they produce, the relationship between dose and effect, routes of exposure, and potential treatments.  Toxicologists not only identify toxins, but also contribute to risk assessment, safety evaluation, and establishment of legal regulations.  Toxicologists perform many different duties including research in academic, nonprofit and industrial settings, and in consulting and public service.

The Master of Science (M.S.) in Toxicology degree program provides an academic experience that emphasizes research skills and prepares students for a range of careers in varied employment settings or more advanced academic study.  The M.S. curriculum provides a foundation of core concepts and skills through required coursework, but allows considerable flexibility for individualization through advanced electives and mentored research experiences.