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Interdepartmental Toxicology Graduate Program - M.S./Ph.D.


Recommended Prerequisites for Entrance into the Graduate Toxicology Major

The prerequisites include an undergraduate degree in a relevant area of study; for example, chemical engineering, biology, biochemistry, chemistry, ecology, entomology, food science and technology, microbiology, nutritional science, zoology, or veterinary medicine. Minimum undergraduate coursework should include the following or their equivalent: 1 year of college mathematics, including calculus; 1 year of inorganic chemistry with quanitative analysis; 1 course in physics; 1 year of organic chemistry; 2 years of biological sciences including 1 course in physiology. Other courses that are considered desirable in the undergraduate preparation include: biochemistry, physical chemistry, qualitative analysis, and some specialized courses such as histology or advanced physiology.

Core Curriculum for Interdepartmental Toxicology at Iowa State University

Ph.D. students take these courses:

M.S. students take:

Minor

Ph.D. Students Minoring in Toxicology

M.S. Students Minoring in Toxicology

Table of Required Coursework

Required Coursework Master of Science
(Credit hours)
Doctor of Philosophy
(Credit hours)
Biochemistry (BBMB 404, BBMB 405) 6 8
Statistics (STAT 401, STAT 402) 4 7
Toxicology 501 and 502 6 6
Toxicology Seminar, Tox 504 1 2
Additional TOX Courses 3 7
Physiology or Pathology 0 3
Scientific Ethics 1 1
Toxicology Seminar 689 R R
Core 21 34
Other 9 38
Total 30 credit hours 72 credit hours

This is a listing of courses that are available to meet the "additional credits in Toxicology" for your Ph.D.(7) or M.S.(3)degree.