MS Course Requirements | Minor in Toxicology | Current Students and Recent Graduates

All MS students are admitted as a Professional Masters student. Upon completion of the first quarter, MS students are eligible to switch to a Masters of Toxicology (MTOX).

During the first quarter, MS. students participate in a weekly laboratory rotation which consists of spending attending a group meeting, a shadow experience, and a one-on-one meeting with the faculty member/delegate. To accommodate a large number of faculty members, there may be weeks students may rotate in more than one laboratory. These short laboratory rotations allow for students to 1) gain a more holistic perspective of the department and 2) understand the dynamics/research within each laboratory. Based on these rotations, students can then switch to a thesis option and identify an appropriate thesis advisor. In some cases, the winter quarter is spent conducting a 10-week rotation in the proposed thesis advisor lab.

Course Requirements

MS graduate program requires a minimum of 45 credits.

Core course requirements (20 credits)

TOX 511 Fundamentals of Toxicology (3) Fall Quarter
TOX 512 Target Organ Tox: Mol mechanism of Environment Disease (3) Winter Quarter
TOX 555 OR
TOX 580
Ecological or Human Health Risk Assessment (3)** Winter/Spring Quarter
TOX 530 Chemical Behavior in the Environ (3) Fall Quarter
TOX 557 Scientific Skills & Ethics (3) Spring Quarter
TOX 599 Special Topics: Integrated Env Chem & Mol Tox (1) Spring Quarter (2 terms)
ST 511 Methods of Data Analysis (4) Winter Quarter

**Note: Beginning 2021-2022, this replaces the requirement for TOX 413/513

Research requirements 

TOX 503 Thesis (12 credits)
TOX 505                       Lab Rotation (1 Credit)


Additional requirements/recommendation (13 credits)

Rotation TOX 507 (1) during Fall term of Year 1
TOX ELECTIVES Electives in TOX (5-6 credits)
Gen Electives General electives (6-7 credits)

**Gen Electives is defined as credits taken in any department as long as it is graduate level. (e.g. it can be any department code such as IB, PHARM, etc). Must meet the 50% graduate stand alone credit requirement

Common uNRESTRICTED elective credits that have been taken by past EMT graduate students

Courses (Credits) Term Grad Stand-Alone
ST 512 – Methods of Data Analysis (4) Winter/Spring/Summer  
ST 513 – Methods of Data Analysis (4)


BB 590 - Biochemistry (4) Fall  
BB 591 – Biochemistry 2: Metabolism (4) Winter


BDS 574X – Introduction to Genome Biology (3) Fall  

BOT 576 - Intro to Computing in the Life Sciences (3)

ST 599 - Data programming in R (2) Fall  
IB 531 – Vertebrate Physiology (4) Winter  
ST 515 - Design and Analysis of Planned Experiments (3) Winter/Spring  

ST 537 – Data Visualization (3)

BB 585 – Applied Bioinformatics (3) Winter  
CH 661 - Separations: Chromatography and Related Methods (4) Fall/Winter  
BDS 575 – Comparative Genomics (4) Winter  

BDS 599 - ST/RNA Sequencing (2)

BDS 599 – Special Topics/ Python I (1) Winter  
TOX 599 – Experiential Learning* (variable) All Terms  

*Experiential learning credits can be given for completion of continuing education courses or workshops completed outside of OSU.  Students must plan in advance for approval by Dr. Susan Tilton.


Current Students and Recent Graduates

Commencement year Graduate Name Faculty Advisor Dissertation Title Current Position, Organization, Address


Nicholas Korjeff

Dr. Kolluri



  Connor Leong Dr. Tanguay   SARL
  Ryan Lopez Dr. Tanguay   SARL
  Yi Zhang Dr. Kolluri    
  Abdulaziz Alsherhri N/A    
  Isabella Centurione     Incoming Student
  Anna DePaepe     Incoming Student 
  Annika Gehl     Incoming Student
  Francesca Germano     Incoming Student
  Kelly O'Malley     Incoming Student