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Masters Specialization in Environmental Toxicology

Graduate students enrolled in a MSU masters program can earn a masters specialization in Environmental Toxicology. To earn the specialization, you must meet the masters degree requirements of your department and those of the IIT Multidisciplinary Masters Specialization.

Admission to the Masters Specialization in Environmental Toxicology occurs through an affiliated department and with approval from your faculty advisor. Your advisor will help you plan a course of study tailored to your interests, background and professional goals that meets the requirements of your departmental masters program and the EITS masters specialization. Upon successful completion of the program, you will earn a Masters of Science degree in the department of your choice with a Specialization in Environmental Toxicology noted on your transcript.

Affiliated Masters Programs

Animal Science
Environmental Engineering
Crop and Soil Science
Food Sciences
Geological Sciences

Requirements for the Degree

To earn the masters specialization, you must:

  1. Meet the requirements of your disciplinary department AND
  2. The requirements of the Masters Specialization in Environmental Toxicology
  3. Where course requirements overlap (i.e., similar but not identical), approval of your department and college are needed to use a given course to satisfy both the specialization and your departmental requirements.

Course Requirements:

  1. Attendance at a minimum of six environmental toxicology-related seminars
  2. Completion of the courses used to satisfy the specialization requirements, with a grade point average of at least 3.0
  3. Completion of the following four courses:
    • RD 836 Law of Environmental Regulation,
      3 credits, Fall
    • CSS 865 New class Environmental Fate of Contaminants,
      3 credits, Spring, even years
      or ANS 827 Integrated Risk Assessment of Environmental Hazards, 3 credits, Spring, odd years
    • PHM 450 Introduction to Chemical Toxicology,
      3 credits, Spring
      or PHM 816 Integrative Toxicology:  Mechanisms, Pathology, and Regulation (co-listed as PTH816, ANS816, BMB816),
      3 credits, Spring, even years
    • Plus one course from the Elective Course List