The Department of Environmental and Molecular Toxicology provides students with a fundamental knowledge of toxicology that prepares them for responsible positions in research and development, academia, government, professional services, or research foundations.

The graduate faculty includes scientists with special interest in application of chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology, pharmacology, pathology, neuroscience, immunology and ecology to problems in toxicology. The concentration in neurotoxicology is an interinstitutional alliance with Oregon Health and Science University. Students will be affiliated with and advised by associated faculty.

For the M.S., and Ph.D. degrees, students are required to take a core curriculum plus elective courses connected with their particular area of specialization. In addition to completing appropriate course work, students will undertake a thesis research project related to some aspect of toxicology. Participation in the seminar program (a one-hour per week seminar) is mandatory.

Minimal prerequisites for admission include one year each of biology, organic chemistry, physics, and statistics. Students who do not meet all of these requirements may be admitted if their academic record is otherwise outstanding.

Admissions Requirements

Admit Term
  • Any Term

Recommended Fall Term

Required Tests
  • GRE

Contact department for minimum GRE scores

English Language Requirements ?

English language requirements for international applicants to this program are the same as the standard Graduate School requirements.

Additional Requirements

Application requirements, including required documents, letters, and forms, vary by program and may not be completely represented here. The processing of your application will not be completed until these requirements have been met. Please, before applying to this program, always contact the program office to confirm application requirements.

See contact information above.

Application Process

Please review the graduate school application process and Apply Online.

Dates & Deadlines ?

Admissions Deadline
December 31
Funding Deadline
December 31

Concentrations ?

This program has concentrations or tracks not represented here. Please visit the  Toxicology Website program website to learn more.

MAIS Participation

This program is not offered as a MAIS field of study.

AMP Participation ?

This program participates in the Accelerated Masters Platform (AMP)

AMP Contact
Susan Tilton
Assistant Professor