Graduate Programs

Designed for motivated students who have the ability to develop critical thinking skills and conduct original research, our graduate programs can help you become competitive in the job market and prepare you for work and research in academia. Students have access to invaluable training opportunities, working alongside faculty with world-renowned expertise in health and medicine.

Master of Science in Clinical Sciences

The Master of Science in clinical sciences offers two options for prospective students in a variety of research areas:

Track 1: Those who enroll in the non-thesis clinical option are typically post-D.V.M. students also pursuing residency training programs.

Track 2: Students who enroll in the traditional thesis-based research program may not have a D.V.M. and work under the support of a faculty member’s lab.

Master of Science in Environmental Health

The Master of Science in environmental health offers opportunities in cancer biology and oncology, occupational and environmental health, health physics, radiation sciences, epidemiology, and toxicology. This combination of studies makes the Department of Environmental and Radiological Health Sciences unique throughout the United States.

Master of Science in Microbiology

The Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology boasts energetic graduate programs that emphasize multi-disciplinary approaches to research programs. Earn a traditional Master of Science or apply to our one-year M.S. program to earn additional credentials before professional school or entering the workforce.

Master of Science in Radiological Health

The Master of Science in radiological health focuses on cancer research and the role of radiation in inducing, diagnosing, and treating cancer.

Master of Science in Toxicology

Toxicology is the study of the effects of chemicals and other potentially harmful agents on the health of the environment, humans, and animals. Toxicology integrates closely with other medical and applied disciplines, including pharmacology, forensic science, environmental health, ecological toxicology, infectious disease, nutrition and food safety, and veterinary science.

Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences

The Ph.D. in biomedical sciences is geared toward motivated students who can think critically and conduct research. The four- to five-year program includes flexible, customized course selection and culminates in writing and defending a dissertation that represents the student’s intellectual achievement and makes a meaningful contribution to the scientific community.

Ph.D. in Clinical Sciences

The Ph.D. in clinical sciences is designed for students with an interest in biomedical sciences and applied medical research, providing in-depth education and training in one of several broad disciplines.

Ph.D. in Environmental Health

The Ph.D. in environmental health offers opportunities in cancer biology and oncology, occupational and environmental health, health physics, radiation sciences, epidemiology, and toxicology. This combination of studies makes the Department of Environmental and Radiological Health Sciences unique throughout the United States.

Ph.D. in Microbiology

The Ph.D. in microbiology provides opportunities for graduate training in fundamentals of modern investigative microbiology, immunology, and pathobiology with an emphasis on a multi-disciplinary approach to research problems. The program will not only provide a strong foundation in a selected discipline, but also involves research in progressive areas such as emerging infectious diseases, biosecurity, interdisciplinary/systems biology, and translational medicine.

Ph.D. in Radiological Health

The Ph.D. in radiological health focuses on cancer research and the role of radiation in inducing, diagnosing, and treating cancer.

Ph.D. in Toxicology

The Ph.D. in toxicology program focuses on gaining in-depth knowledge of the effects of chemicals and other potentially harmful agents on the health of the environment, humans, and animals, and requires that students make a unique research contribution to the field. Students in this option are required to submit two or more first author publications in peer reviewed journals, successfully defend their work, and complete a dissertation.