Am I prepared for the MPS in Toxicology coursework?

Students with a bachelor’s degree in biology, biochemistry, chemistry or related science will be best prepared for the study of toxicology. Basic knowledge of biochemistry, at the level offered by a comprehensive undergraduate course, will be important. However, the absence of a biochemistry course will not be sufficient for rejection of an otherwise competitive candidate. An appropriate course can be taken at UNC-Chapel Hill prior to the toxicology courses listed in the curriculum.

What are examples of courses I will take in this program?

The MPS in Toxicology program can be completed in 16 months by full-time students.

Course Number

Course Name

Credit Hours

TOXC 442

Biochemical and Molecular Toxicology

3 hours

TOXC 707

Advanced Toxicology

3 hours

TOXC 722

Toxicology Seminar (1 credit hour per semester)

3 hours

PATH 713/714L

Disease Mechanisms

5 hours

PATH 715

Systemic Pathology

5 hours

BIOS 600

Biostatistics Lecture/Lab

3 hours

GRAD 710

Professional Writing

1.5 hours

GRAD 711

Professional Presenting

1.5 hours

GRAD 712

Leadership in the Workplace

1.5 hours

GRAD 713

Applied Project Management

1.5 hours

GRAD 714

Introduction to Financial Accounting

1.5 hours

GRAD 721

Research Ethics

1 hour

GRAD 725

PSM Seminar Series (1 credit hour per semester)

3 hours

GRAD 989

Full-time internship at non-academic institution (10 weeks)

3 hours

*The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill offers a large selection of graduate level courses in the biomedical and environmental sciences, epidemiology, public health, computational biology, etc. Course descriptions can be found in the Graduate School Record: