UNC Professional Science Master’s





How will the MPS prepare for a professional career?

Earning a Master of Professional Science (MPS) in Toxicology will

•             Expand your Toxicology knowledge

•             Develop skills to compete successfully for professional jobs

•             Gain practical experience with a rigorous industrial, government or non-profit internship

What is Toxicology?

Toxicology integrates chemistry, biochemistry, biology, medical and environmental sciences to understand and prevent the adverse effects of chemical, physical, or biological agents on life and the environment.

What do Toxicologists do?

Toxicologists work as part of an extended workforce to advance knowledge of existing and potential health threats and develop appropriate regulations in a wide variety of public and private enterprises.

How will a MPS in Toxicology support my career goals?

Many companies are looking for employees who have a breadth of knowledge in toxicology and the personal and professional skills to thrive in a rapidly changing work environment. A MPS in Toxicology will prepare you for a professional toxicology career within agricultural, chemical and pharmaceutical industries, as well as public and private environmental health, regulatory and consulting organizations.

How will this MPS in Toxicology program prepare me for my career?

To earn a MPS in Toxicology degree, students will complete:

  • Science coursework of the same rigor as PhD students
  • Business fundamentals coursework, for example:
    • Effective professional communication and presentation
    • Organizational structure and mission
    • Teamwork and leadership
    • Project management
    • Financial Accounting
    • Ethics
  • A formal, rigorous Toxicology internship at a non-academic organization
  • An original capstone project demonstrating the ability to synthesize and communicate a complex topic

What types of jobs could I get with a MPS in Toxicology degree?

  • Project management
  • Contract management
  • Working supervisor in a small toxicology business
  • Risk assessment analyst
  • Environmental remediation and evaluation
  • Environmental advocate
  • Sustainability analyst
  • Scientific liaison
  • Regulatory agent
  • Regional office staff for a large regulatory agency
  • Government relations / compliance and quality control assurance management
  • Collaboration manager

More information on the master of professional science degree in Toxicology can be found by contacting Dr. Dan Kemp