Toxicology and Environmental Health, Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

The PhD in Toxicology and Environmental Health requires a minimum of 46 credits, in addition to 12 credits of TOXI899. Students are also required to complete a minimum of 12 credits in two areas of specialization (six credits in each), included in the 46 credit total.

The PhD program consists of a minimum of 46 credit hours of graduate courses, in addition to 12 credits of Doctoral Dissertation Research. The two areas of specialized focus could be in areas like Advanced Epidemiology/Biostatistics, Analytical Chemistry, Pharmacology, Pathology/Immunology/Microbiology, or Environmental Science/Ecology/Climate. Program requirements for a PhD degree in toxicology also include successful completion of a written and oral comprehensive exam in the format of an NIH research proposal, oral defense of a written dissertation research proposal, and a minimum of 12 credits of PhD dissertation research, written dissertation, and a final dissertation defense. The program can be completed on either a full- or part time basis. It is anticipated that students will complete more than the minimum number of credits.

Course Title Credits
Required courses:
MIEH720Principles of Toxicology3
MIEH740Environmental Health Risk Assessment3
MIEH770Law and Policy in Environmental Health3
MIEH771Exposure Assessment of Environmental Hazards3
EPIB610Foundations of Epidemiology3
EPIB611Intermediate Epidemiology3
EPIB650Biostatistics I3
EPIB651Biostatistics II3
EPIB641Public Health and Research Ethics1
TOXI609Methods in Toxicology6
MIEH688Seminar in the Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health: Current Topics in Environmental Health3
HLTH665Health Behavior I3
HLSA601Introduction to Health Systems3
Specialization one courses6
Specialization two courses6
Dissertation Research Requirements
TOXI899Doctoral Dissertation Research12
Total Credits64