Environmental Toxicology (Thesis Option), Master of Science
Applicants must present Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores (combined verbal and quantitative) which are considered along with the applicant’s undergraduate grade point average that must be at least 2.75 overall or for the last sixty (60) hours. In addition to the aforementioned requirements, the socioeconomic background of applicants will be considered in the admission process.
- Economic status of family when applicant attended elementary, secondary, and undergraduate school.
- Applicant’s status of first-generation to attend undergraduate school.
- Applicant’s status of first-generation to attend graduate or professional school.
- Applicant is multilingual.
- Applicant’s employment while attending undergraduate school.
- Applicant’s role in helping rear other children in family.
- Applicant’s geographic residence in Texas at time of application.
- Geographic region wherein applicant’s high school is located.
- Applicant’s demonstration of performance in community activities.
- Applicant’s demonstration of commitment to a particular field of study.
- The presence of role models with comparable graduate school training in the applicant’s region of residence.
- The applicant’s performance during a personal interview.
The applicants are expected to present evidence of having completed the following courses with the indicated total semester credit hours (in parentheses):
|General Chemistry w/laboratory||8|
|General Organic Chemistry w/laboratory||8|
The requirements for the Master of Science in Environmental Toxicology are summarized below:
- Satisfactory performance on the Qualifying Examination.
- Completion of a total of twenty-four (24) semester credit hours of graduate level courses. A minimum of nine (9) of these credit hours must be in core courses. A total of fifteen (15) credit hours of electives must be taken. Six (6) credit hours are required for the research thesis.
- Presentation of a thesis proposal to a committee composed of members of the environmental toxicology faculty and representatives of the Graduate School.
- Completion and presentation (through an oral defense) of a thesis to a committee composed of members of the environmental toxicology faculty and representatives of the Graduate School.
- Fulfillment of general requirements for graduation as outlined by the Graduate School (see the General Information Section of this bulletin).
Admission to Candidacy
Master’s degree students will achieve candidacy after passing the qualifying examination, the English proficiency examination, and course work requirements.
Master’s students will achieve residency after completing course requirements.
Students pursuing the master’s degree must write and defend a thesis based on research done on an approved problem in environmental toxicology. The defense of the thesis will be made before the student’s thesis committee.
Core Courses (9 SCH)
Choose 9 credit hours from the following:
|ES 701||Principles of Toxicology||3|
|ES 702||Environmental Toxicology I||3|
|ES 703||Environmental Science||3|
|ES 704||Aquatic Resources & Pollution||3|
|ES 705||Environmental Policy & MGMT||3|
|ES 707||Ground Water Contamination||3|
|ES 902||Environmental Toxicology II||3|
|ES 906||Environmental Geology||3|
|ES 908||Sample Analysis||3|
|ES 910||Reproductive Toxicology||3|
|ES 913||Adv Simulation Modeling||3|
|ES 929||Toxicology III||3|
Electives (15 SCH)
|ES 711||Air Pollution||3|
|ES 718||Special Topics Environ Tox||3|
|ES 720||GIS for Environmental Sciences||3|
|ES 730||Introduction to Remote Sensing Image Processing||3|
|ES 909||Sample Analysis Labortory||3|
|ES 914||Modeling Laboratory||3|
|ES 915||Adv Physical Chemistry||3|
|ES 916||Chemistry of Natural Products||3|
|ES 919||Special Topics||3|
|ES 920||Special Topics||3|
|ES 921||Sem in Envir Toxicology||2|
|ES 922||Sem in Envir Toxicology||2|
|ES 923||Sem in Envir Toxicology||2|
|ES 927||Biomedical Statistics||3|
|ES 933||Mutagensis Carcinogensis||3|
|ES 934||Molecular Basis of Gene Action||3|
|ES 935||Stat Aspects of Risk Assessmen||3|
|ES 936||Occ & Environ Epidemiology||3|
THESIS (6 SCH)
|ES 724||Research Problems||3-6|