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Toxicology, Master of Science

30-36 Credits
College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Queens Campus


St. John’s University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences offers graduate programs leading to a Master of Science in Toxicology and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Pharmaceutical Sciences with a concentration in Toxicology. 

Toxicology is the study of the adverse effects of chemical, physical or biological agents on people, animals and the environment with the goal of enhancing the overall safety and health of the public. The program prepares students for careers in research, academia, regulatory agencies and industry.

Coursework covers a broad range of disciplines including mechanistic toxicology, environmental toxicology, analytical toxicology, regulatory toxicology and safety assessment. Graduate students engaged in research work closely with faculty who are experts in their respective fields and have active research programs in areas such as pulmonary toxicology, neurotoxicology, analytical toxicology, environmental toxicology, renal toxicology, molecular toxicology, pesticides, and pharmaceuticals.

Department Faculty

Please see a list of our Pharmaceutical Sciences faculty.

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If you have questions and would like further information about graduate programs in Pharmaceutical Sciences, please contact:

Vijaya L. Korlipara, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
St. Albert Hall Rm 301
(718) 990 5369

Diane Hardej, Ph.D
Graduate Program Director
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
St. Albert Hall G-013
(718) 990-6370

Sue Ford, Ph.D, DABT
Director, Toxicology Program
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
St. Albert Hall Rm305 
(718) 990-6220

Admissions Contacts
Office of Graduate Admission
Robert Medrano, Director

Program News

More than 30 undergraduate students showcased their research at the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences annual Toxicology Expo, held April 29 at St. John's University's Queens campus. Now...

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