Iowa State University

Iowa State University

Interdepartmental Toxicology


657 Ross Hall

Alumni Hall

Ames, IA 50011

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Ph.D.- Toxicology

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Toxicology Graduate Program has 34 Faculty and 24 graduate students in thirteen different departments. Our program offers assistantships, Fellowships, tuition scholarships (students on assistantships are assessed at in-state rates; MS students pay 50% tuition; Ph.D. students pay no tuition). Toxicology faculty have strengths in several areas including neurotoxicology, agrichemical toxicology, veterinary toxicology, molecular toxicology, and food toxicology. Faculty research includes air quality, analytical chemistry, animal protection, aptamer application, aquatic toxicology, bacterial toxins, behavioral toxicology, biochemical toxicology, bioremediation, biotransformation of toxicants, cancer research, cellular toxicology, developmental toxicology, dietary supplements research, drug metabolism, environmental chemistry, environmental toxicology, food safety, forensic toxicology, ground water toxicology, instrumental analysis, insect toxicology, Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS), molecular and genetic toxicology, mycotoxins, neurodegnerative disorders, neuromuscular disorders, nutritional toxicology, parasitology, pesticide research, regulatory toxicology, risk assessment, and teratogenicity. Iowa State has a strong history of focusing on relevant social, environmental and international issues to strengthen food and agriculture for our nation and the world. Iowa State has state-of-the-art biotechnology service and support facilities. The Toxicology program reviews domestic applications upon completion; international applications are reviewed after February 15. Admission is based on faculty interest in the application. New students will join labs directly beginning their research projects or participate in rotations through several labs prior to mutually determining their research project and major professor. We offer a strong core curriculum including courses in toxicology, biochemistry, and statistics. Upon completion of their degree, toxicology graduate students go on to excellent opportunities in academia and in industry. Iowa State University is located in Ames, Iowa.


North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

International Student Requirements:

The same requirements as domestic students plus TOEFL examination.

Facts & Figures

# of Credits Required: 32 MS and 72 Ph.D.

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Small City

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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