Degree Program 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.

Program Highlights

  • Hands-on laboratory instruction

  • Opportunities for independent study, research internships, and applied workshops

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.

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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