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Environmental Toxicology, M.Sc.

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University rank #601 (WUR) , AL,
The University of South Alabama offers an interdisciplinary curriculum to teach graduate students the biochemical and physiological processes resulting from the interactions between toxic compounds and the biosphere.

About

Students in this program will learn to:

  • evaluate the impact of specific pollutants in the environment
  • perform laboratory and field-tests to monitor environmental pollutants
  • control and manage toxic substances
  • identify water and air pollutants
  • review current and new legislation and protocols in this area

Graduates from this program will be able to work in industrial settings in the areas of Industrial Hygiene, Environmental Health, Environmental Engineering and Toxicology or to continue their education by pursuing a Ph.D. degree in Toxicology or related areas. In addition, these graduates will be qualified for jobs requiring M.S. degrees in their original areas of concentration.

 For example, a chemist or a chemical engineer will be better qualified to work in a chemical or pharmaceutical company if, in addition to his/her background in chemistry or engineering, the applicant has training in toxicology to address the environmental impact of specific projects.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Ecotoxicology 
  • Fundamentals Environmental Engineering 
  • Environmental Chemistry 
  • Environmental Toxicology 
  • Research Integrity 
  • Environmental Statistics 
  • Environmental Sociology 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    49 credit hours alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    48

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

Students applying to this program must fulfill all the requirements for admission specified by the Graduate School. Additional requirements include:

  • B.S./B.A. degree from an accredited four-year institution: the program is designed for graduates holding degrees in Biology, Biomedical Sciences, Chemistry, Engineering or related fields.
  • An undergraduate GPA of 3.00 or above is preferred.  Under exceptional circumstances, students with an undergraduate GPA below 3.00 will be considered.
  • The GRE will be required and will be considered among the admission criteria.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    60 USD/credit
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  • National

    60 USD/credit
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  • 0-5 hours: $60
  • 6 or more hours: $100

Living costs for Mobile

  • 801 - 1330 USD/month
    Living Costs

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