Toxicology encompasses a wide array of disciplines that include biology, chemistry, physics and pharmacology, and spans professions that evaluate the adverse effects of toxicants on the environment to how therapeutics and experimental medicines affect human physiology. Toxicologists are also significantly involved in the drug approval process and risk assessment. There is currently a need in the pharmaceutical/chemical industries as well as government and non-government organizations (NGOs) for Masters-level toxicologists.
This one-year non-thesis-based graduate program includes a ten week internship in one of these industries or an academic sector, which will provide the student with first-hand experience in toxicology careers. A key feature of this program is that students have the opportunity to apply knowledge gained from their courses directly to a professional work environment. Students also gain relevant career experience and develop professional networks and connections. Students who are unsure whether to pursue a PhD in toxicology or a related discipline have the opportunity to experience a rigorous biomedical science curriculum while pursuing a graduate degree that is sought after by industry, government, and NGOs.