Environmental Health, Toxicology (MS)

What is A Environmental Health, Toxicology (MS) Degree?

The field of Environmental Health looks at how the environment affects human health and disease, and a specialty in Toxicology at the graduate level will lead not only to a more in-depth knowledge of the effects of exposure to environmental toxins and pathogens but also knowledge of the best ways to communicate those problems in scientific research reports. Applicants to the MS degree program in Environmental Health, Toxicology, will be expected to have a BS in environmental health, biology, or a closely related field.

Courses in the program will relate to environmental health, and may include toxicology, risk assessment, and industrial/environmental hygiene. Students will do master’s level research and document their findings, and they will likely serve a practicum in the field to get important job experience.  It may be possible for students to take coursework to qualify for some of the certifications needed to work in a public health agency or private toxicology lab.

The video below discusses a “typical” program, so it should help regardless of which school you are considering.

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