Regulatory Toxicology and Risk Assessment teaches students to think analytically about the biochemical mechanisms of toxicity, and how toxicology is used to protect human health through laboratory research, as well as the development of sound environmental policy and regulations.
Students with a strong background in the biological sciences who are interested in laboratory research or environmental regulation and policy are encouraged to enter this field. The curriculum emphasizes the basic biological sciences, including physiology, biochemistry, cellular and molecular biology, toxicology, and environmental health.
Minimum of 42 total credits are required (including electives chosen in consultation with adviser).
This MS program emphasizes the scientific, technological, policy, and management skills you need to address environmental and occupational health concerns. The program offers high-quality lab facilities, small classes, individual faculty attention, and abundant opportunities to participate in faculty research.
The MS program requires a minimum of 30 credits and could require more credits dependent of the concentration. It normally takes two years to complete.
The PhD program develops leaders in toxicology research and practice who will create new strategies to predict and manage environmental determinants of human disease. Students learn
from a highly accomplished group of experts across scientific disciplines, and gain a deep understanding how harmful environmental and chemical exposure can impact human processes.
The PhD program requires a minimum of 48 credits.