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Environmental Toxicology Track

The Environmental Toxicology Track of the EITS doctoral program is designed for doctoral students who have limited mammalian biology background and have a bachelors degree in fields such as chemistry, engineering, environmental law, ecology, etc.

Course Requirements:

  1. CSS 865, Environmental Fate of Organic Contaminants in Soils
    3 credits, Spring (even years)
  2. BE 891, Advanced Topics in Biosystems Engineering, Sec. 003, Human and Environmental Risk Analysis
    3 credits, Fall
    or ESP 803, Human and Ecological Health Assessment and Management
    3 credits, Fall
  3. PHM 450, Introduction to Chemical Toxicology
    3 credits, Spring
    or PHM 816, Integrative Toxicology: Mechanisms, Pathology, and Regulation
    3 credits, Fall (odd years)
  4. CSUS 846, Law of Environmental Regulation
    3 credits, Fall
  5. Plus two courses selected from among approved elective courses. These courses must be selected from different interest groups.

Total number of required credits: 12, plus credits from the elective courses and fullfllment of course requirements in the student's partnering doctoral program.

Note: For some students, a course may fulfill a requirement for both the EITS program and the partnering doctoral program.

Other Requirements

  1. Thesis project in a toxicology-related area.
  2. Two IIT-affiliated faculty as members of your thesis committee.
  3. Attend at least 12 toxicology-reltaed seminars before graduation. (To see a list of qualifying seminars, see the recent seminar list.

Apply to EITS

If you are already a student in a partnering MSU Graduate Program, consider applying to EITS:

EITS Application (pdf)

Graduate Handbook (pdf)