Thomas Jefferson University

Jefferson College of Biomedical Sciences

Master of Science in Forensic Toxicology


1020 Locust St., M46

Jefferson Alumni Hall

Philadelphia, PA 19107

United States


(215) 503-4400

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Science Program in Forensic Toxicology

Format: Campus

Program Description:

This is a unique program designed to position students for advancement and professional development in the specific field of forensic toxicology.

This is a full-time, two year program with courses taught at both the Thomas Jefferson University campus and The Center's Willow Grove, PA location.
This partnership will provide our students with expertise in all areas of toxicology, including:

  • Students conducting research
  • Workplace drug testing
  • Post mortem analysis
  • Human performance toxicology
  • Legal procedure and ethics
  • Business & management coursework

The Program also gives students essential, hands-on training through the Center's internship program, provided at their state-of-the-art facility in Willow Grove, PA.

This practicum immerses students in mock casework samples and provides them with experience in drug and toxin detection and extraction, quantification, instrumental analysis and data interpretation and report writing. The Program culminates in moot court experiences.

All of our master's programs are designated Professional Science Master’s (PSM). PSM is a graduate/ professional degree grounded in science and designed for a variety of career options in business, government or non-profit organizations.

The degree combines advanced coursework in science with an array of professional skill-development activities aligned with the needs of 21st century employers.


Thomas Jefferson University is fully accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, 2nd Floor West, Philadelphia, PA 19104, Telephone: (267) 284-5000. E-mail: Spanish: españ

International Student Requirements:

English Proficiency: If your native language is not English, or you received your baccalaureate degree from an institution where English is not the official language of instruction (for a comprehensive list, click here) you must submit official scores from an accepted English proficiency exam such as TOEFL or IELTS. Transcript Evaluation: If you completed your undergraduate/graduate work outside of the United States, you must submit a course-by-course evaluation from WES.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 40

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): $1039

Classification: Specialized Institution—Medical school or medical center

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 3,000-5,999

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