The graduate program in toxicology is a cooperative effort between the Graduate School-New Brunswick and the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Faculty members from both universities participate in the curriculum.
Students seeking the master of science degree must take a minimum of 29 course credits and submit a thesis based on a minimum of 6 research credits. Students are allowed to pursue an M.S. in toxicology on a part-time basis.
The program leading to a doctor of philosophy in toxicology offers a general curriculum in the first year. After that, students specialize in such tracks as biochemical toxicology, carcinogenesis and molecular biology, neurotoxicology and developmental toxicology, environmental toxicology, and cell and immunotoxicology. The degree requires a minimum of 72 credits, with at least 35 of these credits taken in course work. A minimum of 24 credits is devoted to research. The program features a weekly invited speaker lecture series highlighted by the Annual Morton J. Rodman Distinguished Lectureship in Pharmacology, the Samuel Kuna Distinguished Lectureship in Toxicology, and the Scala Lectureship. The latter features advances in basic research by an industrial toxicologist. Doctoral students are required to complete at least two consecutive terms as full-time resident students.
Requirements for admission include the Graduate Record Examination general test, subject test scores for biology or chemistry, and completed course work in physical chemistry, organic chemistry, physics, biology, and calculus. Additional requirements may be imposed, depending upon the applicant`s background.