Environmental Toxicology

University of South Alabama

60 USD/credit
60 USD/credit
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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.


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 

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49 credit hours alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

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
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 60 USD per credit and a duration of  .
  • National

    60 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 60 USD per credit and a duration of  .
  • 0-5 hours: $60
  • 6 or more hours: $100


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Environmental Toxicology
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