Columbia University

School of Public Health



630 West 169th Street

New York City, NY 10027

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:


Format: Campus

Program Description:

Technological and scientific developments have been responsible for the creation of thousands of new compounds, many of which pose a threat to human health. The measurement and analysis of the harmful effects of chemical, biological, and physical agents on living organisms, particularly humans, defines the field of Toxicology.

The Department of Environmental Health Sciences offers the Master of Science degree with a track in Toxicology. This Master's program provides students with expertise and training in environmental exposure, regulation, and mitigation. In addition to rigorous coursework in environmental toxicology, students gain conceptual and methodological foundations in biostatistics and epidemiology.  Students learn critical thinking and analysis skills and gain valuable practical experience via a capstone course, practicum or internship, and their thesis research.  A semester-long laboratory course provides students with hands-on experience in current environmental toxicological methods. In addition to full time academic faculty with internationally recognized expertise, several instructors are working professionals who bring real-world experience; enhancing the practical, career-oriented aspects of this Master's degree.


Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Middle States Commission on Higher Education

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Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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