Placeholder image for Toxicology

Toxicology, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • Unknown
Maryland City, MD, United States
The University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) offers graduate programs leading to the degrees of Master of Science (M.S.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Toxicology. The mission of the Toxicology Program is to provide educational and professional training in mechanistic and applied fields of environmental and mammalian toxicology.
Access all 180000+ programmes, for free with a Studyportals account.
account benefits visualised
Continue with
By registering, you agree to our  Privacy Statement  and  Terms and Conditions.


University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) Graduates of the Toxicology Program will conduct research, teach, and provide technical support to federal, state, and local governments, industry, and public interest groups in areas including: evaluation and testing of harmful effects of chemical, physical, and biological agents on living organisms, mechanisms of toxicity, prevention of chemical induced diseases, risk assessment, and environmental protection through governmental regulations for the control and monitoring of hazardous chemicals.

There are three formally defined Areas of Specialization (AOS), within the Toxicology Program from which a student may choose: chemical carcinogenesis, analytical toxicology, and aquatic toxicology.

The UMES’ Toxicology Program is part of the University System of Maryland’s (USM) Program which encompasses faculty and resources on the campuses in Baltimore, College Park, Baltimore County, the Eastern Shore, and the Chesapeake Biological Laboratory of the USM Center for Environmental Science. Courses taught at USM campuses may be available to Toxicology Program students through inter-institutional enrollment.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Toxicology
  • Computer Methods in Statistics
  • Advanced Biochemistry
  • Biochemical Pharmacology
  • Methods in Toxicology
  • Seminar in Toxicology
  • Advanced Human Physiology
  • Thesis Credit
  • Dissertation Credit

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    30-36 credit hours alternative credits
    • M.S., Toxicology (Thesis Option) - Minimum of 30 course credits including 6 credits of thesis research
    • M.S., Toxicology (Non-Thesis Option) - Minimum of 30 course credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following TOEFL iBT ® score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

    Schedule TOEFL®

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3.2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3.2 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

  • Beyond the Graduate School’s minimum admission requirements, applicants should have earned a B.S. or B.A. in chemistry, biology, pharmacy, or a related field. Students are expected to have completed the following courses or equivalents: cell and molecular biology, organic chemistry, physical chemistry, quantitative analysis, calculus, two semesters of undergraduate or graduate level biochemistry, and one semester of undergraduate or graduate level physiology. Specific requirements include a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2, a combined verbal and quantitative GRE score of 1650, and a minimum computer based TOEFL score of 250.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    604 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 604 USD per credit and a duration of .
  • National

    325 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 325 USD per credit and a duration of .
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Maryland City

  • 1610 - 2730 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Check your fit
Check your budget and academic fit with this study


You’ve wishlisted multiple studies. Did you know you can compare them side-by-side in our Compare-tool?