About This 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.
What Can You Do With This Degree?
- Environmental Scientist
- PhD Student
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 (Full Time Program)
7-12 Month Internship
with a government agency, non-governmental organization, industry, or private sector group.
Students completing this program can also earn the Certificate in Risk Sciences and Public Policy.
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.