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Master's Degree

Master of Science (MS) in Toxicology for Human Risk Assessment

Offered By: Department of Environmental Health and Engineering

Onsite, Full-Time (2 years) | Onsite, Part-Time (2.5 years) | Online, Part-Time (2.5 years)

About the MS in Toxicology for Human Risk Assessment Program

The Master of Science (MS) in Toxicology for Human Risk Assessment is the only program of its kind in the United States. Our innovative master’s program equips graduates with the knowledge and skills needed to begin or advance their career as professionals in the evolving field of human health and environmental risk assessment.

The program consists of nine-months of coursework of the fundamental concepts and testing approaches used in classic risk assessment processes, as well as those used in the new paradigm for toxicity in the 21st Century, followed by a seven- to twelve-month internship with a government agency, non-governmental organization, industry, or private sector group.

Graduates of the MS program are equipped to play an essential scientific role in the evaluation of toxicity testing data and their utilization in the regulatory process at federal agencies and in the private and industrial sectors.

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MS in Toxicology for Human Risk Assessment Program Highlights

9 Months

of coursework on the fundamental concepts and testing approaches used in classic risk assessment processes

Internship

with a government agency, non-governmental organization, industry, or private sector group

Certificate

Students completing this program can also earn the Certificate in Risk Sciences and Public Policy

Master's Tuition Scholarship

75% tuition funding in second year

Curriculum for the MS in Toxicology for Human Risk Assessment

Browse an overview of the requirements for this master's program in the JHU Academic Catalogue, explore all course offerings in the Bloomberg School Course Directory, and find many more details in the program's Student Handbook.

What Can You Do With a Graduate Degree In Toxicology For Human Risk Assessment?

Our graduates are prepared to play an essential scientific role in the evaluation of toxicity testing data used in the regulatory process at federal agencies and in the private and industrial sectors. They go on to careers as toxicologists, environmental scientists, biologists, and PhD students.


 

Rachel Oneal

"My work involves the exposure side of risk assessment. The program definitely helped with my career goals and provided opportunities for my future career. I really enjoyed the focus on both toxicology and risk assessment."

Rachel O'Neal, Environmental Engineer at Versar

Sabah Tariq

"The program gave me a solid background in both toxicology and risk assessment that I still rely on for my work today. The internship at IRIS assisted in my understanding of the role of risk assessment in a federal agency which is crucial for my role at SRC Inc."

Sabah Tariq, Biologist at SRC

Admissions Requirements

For general admissions requirements, please visit the How to Apply page.

Standardized Test Scores

Standardized test scores (GRE, MCAT) are optional for this program. The admissions committee will make no assumptions if a standardized test score is omitted from an application, but will require evidence of quantitative/analytical ability through other application components such as academic transcripts and/or supplemental questions. Applications will be reviewed holistically based on all application components.

Tuition and Funding

The Master’s Tuition Scholarship is available to students in good academic standing in a two-year, full-time master’s program. The MTS is a 75% reduction in tuition for year two of an eight-term program.

Which degree is right for you?

The department has a number of degrees to suit your educational and professional goals, background, and experience.

QUIZ: WHICH DEGREE IS RIGHT FOR YOU?

Master of Health Science in Environmental Health (MHS)

DURATION: 9 months full-time, onsite/online; 2 years, part-time (onsite/online)

BEST FOR: Applicants who wish to pursue a PhD or a career in the intersection of environmental and public health

BOTTOM LINE: One-year program culminates in a short essay

GOOD TO KNOW: Academic degree focusing on a specific area of public health, typically science-oriented

MHS PROGRAM PAGE

Master of Science in Environmental Health (ScM)

DURATION: 2 years, full-time, onsite

BEST FOR: Applicants interested in hands-on experiences leading to research careers; good for students considering PhD programs

BOTTOM LINE: The first year involves classes, while the second year involves full-time research with faculty (based on a proposal from year one), culminating in a thesis

GOOD TO KNOW: Students get hands-on experience and conduct their own research

ScM PROGRAM PAGE

Master of Science in Toxicology for Human Risk Assessment (MS)

DURATION: 9 months (onsite) followed by a 7- to 12-month internship

BEST FOR: Those seeking a career in the field of human health and environmental risk assessment

BOTTOM LINE: Focused on fundamental concepts and testing approaches used in classic risk assessment processes

GOOD TO KNOW: Only program of its kind in the U.S. Students completing the program can also earn the Certificate in Risk Sciences and Public Policy.

MS-TOX PROGRAM PAGE

Full-time Master of Science in Occupational and Environmental Hygiene (MSOEH)

DURATION: 1.5 years full-time (onsite)

BEST FOR: Applicants with prior coursework in basic sciences who want a career in occupational health

BOTTOM LINE: Designed to prepare students to pass the Certified Industrial Hygienist Examination

GOOD TO KNOW: Complete an internship between years one and two to get work experience in industrial hygiene. This program is administered by the Whiting School of Engineering, but all classes are offered through the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

MSOEH PROGRAM PAGE

Part-time Master of Science in Occupational and Environmental Hygiene (MSOEH)

DURATION: up to 5 years part-time (hybrid)

BEST FOR: Professionals currently working in the field who want to advance their career in occupational health

BOTTOM LINE: Designed to prepare students to pass the Certified Industrial Hygienist Examination

GOOD TO KNOW: Flexible format; complete independent project at your place of employment. This program is administered by the Whiting School of Engineering’s Engineering for Professionals program, but all classes are offered through the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

MSOEH PROGRAM PAGE

Contact Us

Questions about the program? We're happy to help.

Program Director
Joseph P. Bressler, PhD
443-923-2677

Senior Academic Program Coordinator
Zoe Petersen, MA
443-927-3372