Employers are increasingly seeking professionals with a breadth of knowledge in toxicology and the skills to thrive in a non-academic environment. The Professional Science Master’s in Toxicology prepares graduates for a professional toxicology career within agricultural, chemical and pharmaceutical industries, as well as public and private environmental health, regulatory and consulting organizations. Careers in these industries allow graduates to:

  • Assess risk and protect humans from environmental contaminants
  • Develop pharmaceuticals for which health benefits significantly outweigh potential hazards
  • Develop effective regulation of chemicals and other materials used in consumer products

UNC-Chapel Hill’s Professional Science Master’s in Toxicology combines advanced science coursework, a breadth of business fundamentals, and practical experience to help graduates to thrive in a variety of toxicology jobs, including:

  • Due Diligence Manager
  • Project Management
  • Compliance and quality control assurance management
  • Regulator affairs specialist
  • Contract management
  • Regulatory agent
  • Environmental advocate
  • Risk assessment analyst
  • Environmental remediation and evaluation
  • Scientific liaison
  • Medical writer
  • Study Director
  • Sustainability analyst

The program is open to full- and part-time students and is intended to be completed in 16 months of full-time study. Students are required to complete graduate courses, seminars and non-research-based experiential activities that will prepare students for a non-academic career in applied toxicology. In addition to coursework, students will apply their skills in the work place during an intensive internship at a non-academic organization.

The Master of Professional Science in Toxicology builds on the combined strengths of several top-ranked professional schools on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus, including the School of Medicine, Eshelman School of Pharmacy and Gillings School of Global Public Health.

More information on the Master of Professional Science degree in Toxicology can be found by contacting Dr. Dan Kemp at .