Master of Science in Toxicology Master of Science in Toxicology [Thesis]

The Master of Science in toxicology thesis option is designed to prepare students for professional school, pursuit of a Ph.D., or careers in industry, government, and consulting and focuses on the effects of chemicals and other potentially harmful agents on the health of the environment, humans, and animals. Students in this degree option will complete in-depth research on a topic approved by their adviser, defend their work, and complete a thesis. Students enrolled in the one-to-two year option can switch to the thesis option after their first semester in the program once they have secured a faculty sponsor.

Environmental and Radiological Health Sciences

about the department

The Department of Environmental and Radiological Health Sciences is home to one of the largest environmental health programs in the nation, and the only one that incorporates radiological health into its core curriculum. Students and researchers in environmental health investigate how natural and built environments affect human and animal health and seek solutions to minimize negative health consequences of environmental and workplace exposures. Radiological health has a long tradition at CSU focused on the biological effects of radiation, including laboratory studies of the damaging effects of radiation, and clinical uses of radiation in diagnostic imaging and cancer therapy.

Program Highlights

  • Hands-on instruction in a field of study

  • One to two first author publications in peer reviewed journals required

  • Defense of thesis at the completion of research

Research Opportunities

Students can participate in research opportunities in selected areas of environmental and radiological health sciences to independently study, or investigate, a specific topic or topics under the guidance of a faculty member with expertise in that area.

There are many opportunities to work with our world-renowned faculty in the areas of:

  • Clinical and forensic toxicology
  • Environmental toxicology and metabolism
  • Risk assessment and computational toxicology
  • Systems toxicology and disease models

Application Information and Deadlines

Interested applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 to be considered for this program.

Students may not directly enter the program as a first-year master’s student, but may transfer into the program after developing a specific thesis topic with a research advisor. Before applying, contact Marie Legare for availability of positions within this program.

To apply, complete the Online Graduate Application via the Graduate School.

Date Action
February 1 Priority Consideration Deadline (for Domestic Applicants)
May 1 Fall Application Deadline (for International Applicants)
July 1 Fall Application Deadline (for Domestic Applicants)
September 1 Spring Application Deadline (for International Applicants)
November 1 Spring Application Deadline (for Domestic Applicants)

Online Graduate Application

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