Toxicology Program Description

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Many companies are looking for employees who have a breadth of knowledge in toxicology and the 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.

  • Complete the degree in 16 months of full-time study
  • Fulfill at least 39 credit hours of coursework
  • Gain practical experience with an internship in industry, non-profit organization or government agency
  • Benefit from curriculum recommended by external board members from industry and led by world-renowned UNC-Chapel Hill faculty
  • Learn leading-edge business fundamentals in courses taught by Kenan-Flagler Business School faculty
  • Engage in interdisciplinary team projects and interact with business leaders in your degree field

To earn a MPS in Toxicology degree, students complete:

  • Science coursework of the same rigor as PhD students
  • Business fundamentals such as
    • Effective professional communication and presentation
    • Teamwork and leadership
    • Project management
    • Financial accounting
    • Ethics
  • A rigorous toxicology internship at a non-academic organization
  • An original capstone project demonstrating the ability to synthesize and communicate a complex topic