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Graduate Programs: Toxicology

  • Master of Science (M.S.), Toxicology

    Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Toxicology

    UMES offers graduate programs leading to the degrees of Master of Science (M.S.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Toxicology. The mission of the Toxicology Program is to provide educational and professional training in mechanistic and applied fields of environmental and mammalian toxicology. Graduates of the Toxicology Program will conduct research, teach, and provide technical support to federal, state, and local governments, industry, and public interest groups in areas including: evaluation and testing of harmful effects of chemical, physical, and biological agents on living organisms, mechanisms of toxicity, prevention of chemical induced diseases, risk assessment, and environmental protection through governmental regulations for the control and monitoring of hazardous chemicals. There are four formally defined Areas of Specialization (AOS), within the Toxicology Program from which a student may choose as follows: 1- Chemical Carcinogenesis. 2- Analytical Toxicology. 3- Neurotoxicology. 4- Molecular & Mechanistic Toxicology.

    General Information and Program Overview

    The UMES Toxicology Program is part of the University System of Maryland’s (USM) Program which encompasses faculty and resources on the campuses in Baltimore, College Park, Baltimore County, the Eastern Shore, and the Chesapeake Biological Laboratory of the USM Center for Environmental Science. Courses taught at USM campuses may be available to Toxicology Program students through inter-institutional enrollment. Applicants and enrollees into the program should consult the Toxicology Program website for additional information and details of the Toxicology Program which are not covered in this section of this Catalog, and for any updates to the program after the time of printing.

    The comprehensive website for the Toxicology program (all participating units) is: