Graduate Studies

The overall goal of the program is to develop trainees that are knowledgeable in the basic principles of toxicology and environmental health sciences with in-depth experience in the development, execution and publication of research relevant to toxicology and human health.

Overview
The Curriculum in Toxicology offers a dynamic environment for graduate training. Collaborative research among faculty in the biomedical, environmental, and public health sciences is not hindered by institutional boundaries or administrative barriers. Students benefit from close interactions with investigators at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, the US Environmental Protection Agency, and other laboratories in the Research Triangle Park, in addition to those in the faculty of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Several centers and programs at the University also foster the development of multidisciplinary initiatives in both research and teaching.
Admissions
The UNC School of Medicine has initiated a new admissions system entitled the "Biological and Biomedical Sciences Program" or BBSP. Prospective students with interest in the Ph.D. degree in Toxicology must apply for Graduate School admission through the BBSP.
Curriculum
The overall goal of the program is to develop trainees that are knowledgeable in the basic principles of toxicology and environmental health sciences with in-depth experience in the development, execution and publication of research relevant to toxicology and human health.
Recommended Core Courses
Courses in basic and advanced pharmacology, toxicology, pathology, pathophysiology and biostatistics
Skills' Development Courses
Seminar, research and scientific writing courses
Recommended Course Sequence Option I
For students interested in the Toxicology PhD program from the start of the first year
Recommended Course Sequence Option II
For students not sure about joining Toxicology until after selecting a thesis adviser
Graduate Students
Student Resources
David Holbrook Travel Award
Extramural Travel Support