Students in biology, chemistry, engineering, entomology, microbiology, neurosciences, nutrition, physiology, veterinary medical sciences and other graduate programs at the University of Illinois may specialize in environmental toxicology. The program is rigorous, demanding that students fulfill the degree requirements of their own departments as well as the additional requirements of the program. The program includes course work in toxicology and an interdisciplinary seminar series that features guest speakers from academia, industry and government. The student’s independent thesis or dissertation research must address a toxicological problem.
For admittance into the program, students apply to a participating department and contact one of the program’s faculty about serving as a research advisor. Graduate students who believe their research will benefit from being associated with the program should discuss this possibility with their advisors, regardless of whether the advisor or department is associated with the program.
The Interdisciplinary Environmental Toxicology Program is a specialization for students accepted into a graduate level departmental program at the University of Illinois. Students are required to demonstrate strong scholarship and to provide both a research plan and a statement of career goals that clearly demonstrate a link to environmental toxicology. Financial support for students who do not receive toxicology fellowships may be available through individual faculty or the student’s home department.
Applications for admission are available by clicking on the image at right. The current call for applications has ended. Please check back for future calls for applications.
Illinois graduate admission forms are available through the University’s website at http://www.grad.illinois.edu/admissions
Tox Scholar Application Form 2019-2020