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Toxicology Minor

Medical School - Adm
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Contact Information
Toxicology Graduate Program, Medical School Duluth, 162 SMed, 1035 University Drive, Duluth, MN 55812 (218-726-6354; fax: 218-726-8014)
  • Students will no longer be accepted into this program after Spring 2013. Program requirements below are for current students only.
  • Program Type: Graduate minor related to major
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2018
  • Length of program in credits (master's): 12
  • Length of program in credits (doctoral): 12
  • This program requires summer semesters for timely completion.
This University-wide program provides comprehensive training in the broad scope of toxicology. Toxicology, the science of poisons, is devoted to identifying and quantifying potential noxious agents in our environment. Although most chemical agents at sufficiently large doses may be toxic, not all present a significant risk to human health or to environmental organisms or ecosystems. Accordingly, the essence of the science of toxicology is defining the fine line that distinguishes a risk from a residue. To accomplish this requires scientific expertise in such areas as analytical and environmental chemistry, biology, and mathematics. Advanced courses and research are also available in such subdisciplines as human health risk assessment, epidemiology, environmental chemistry and engineering, ecotoxicology, food additives and nutritional toxicology, biochemical and physiological mechanisms, histopathology, diagnostic and analytical toxicology, drug metabolism, chemical carcinogenesis, behavioral toxicology, and the toxicity of noxious agents to various organ systems (e.g., nervous, heart, liver, kidneys).
Program Delivery
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Prerequisites for Admission
The preferred undergraduate GPA for admittance to the program is 3.00.
Applicants must have a bachelor's degree or its foreign equivalent from a recognized college or university with a full year each of biology, organic chemistry, and physics, as well as mathematics.
Applicants must submit their test score(s) from the following:
  • GRE
International applicants must submit score(s) from one of the following tests:
Key to test abbreviations (GRE, TOEFL).
For an online application or for more information about graduate education admissions, see the General Information section of this website.
Program Requirements
Use of 4xxx courses towards program requirements is not permitted.
A minor is available at the doctoral level and requires 12 credits: 8 credits of core courses and 4 credits of advanced toxicology courses.
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