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.
MS students may pursue a general program in environmental and occupational health, or focus in a specialty area such as environmental health policy, infectious disease, industrial hygiene (accredited by the Applied Science Accreditation Commission of ABET), or toxicology.
The MS program requires a minimum of 33 credits and could require more credits dependent of the concentration. It normally takes two years to complete.