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Doctoral Degrees Offered: Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Master Degrees Offered: Master of Science (M.S.)

Online Degrees: None

Area(s) of Emphasis (for program use only): Air Quality; Bacterial Toxins; Biochemical Toxicology; Cancer Research; Cellular Toxicology; Environmental Toxicology; Food Safety; Nutritional Toxicology; Insect Toxicology; Neurotoxicology; Pesticide Research; Cellular Toxicology, Molecular and Genetic Toxicology; Analytical Toxicology; Risk Assessment; Veterinary Toxicology

Learning Goals that students in this program are expected to meet include:

  1. Develop competence in Toxicology literature review and understanding
  2. Develop critical thinking skills required for Toxicological research
  3. Develop oral and written communication skills in the field of Toxicology and learn to communicate Toxicology-related material to broader audiences via poster and/or platform presentation
  4. Develop skills and learn analytical techniques to conduct, analyze and interpret hypothesis-driven Toxicological research questions
  5. Develop awareness of the societal (ethical, socio-economic, regulatory) responsibilities of toxicologists

Doctoral Degree Outcomes

Master's Degree Outcomes

Career Placement Outcomes

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Contact: Seth Shatto
Phone: 515-294-2440
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ISU-wide: Academic Records, GPA, Statement of Purpose, Letters of Recommendation

Application Deadlines: For best opportunities for admission, apply for Fall by sending in your complete application no later than February 1. We accept applications year around if funding is available.

Program Requires GRE: Yes

Program Requires GMAT : No

Statement of previous research experience; and statement of present research interests that you wish to pursue at Iowa State (may be one document)
We would appreciate it if your supplemental materials (resume, research experience, research interests) were submitted as a pdf into the on-line application system.
If you are unable to upload the supplement information, you may send to

Additional International Requirements:

English Proficiency Minimum:

TOEFL Paper (PBT) 550
TOEFL Internet (iBT) 79
PTE 53
Duolingo 105

Program Will Review Without TOEFL or IELTS: No

Financial Statement: Application

Mailing Address if needed:

Interdepartmental Toxicology
2008 Veterinary Medicine
1800 Christensen Drive
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011-1079