Toxicology and Risk Assessment (Online Graduate Certificate)
This online Graduate Certificate in Toxicology is designed to introduce post-baccalaureate students to fundamental concepts in the discipline of toxicology and risk assessment as they are applied in related professions. This certificate program will advance the knowledge of current professionals in fields related to occupational health and environmental health, and will prepare students with the intention of pursuing a graduate level degree in these fields. Students will apply concepts in the science of toxicology to issues of occupational and environmental health regulations, hazardous materials safety, chemical related illness, and risk analysis.
All courses for this certificate are offered online.
Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree in a science-based field (e.g. life science, natural science, and engineering) from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum 3.0 GPA
Please visit http://www.usf.edu/innovative-education/programs/graduate-certificates/application-process.aspxto access the application. In addition, to the application forms please submit:
- Official Transcripts
- A Resume
- Letter of Interest
- Departmental Approval Form- (Please print, sign, and submit this form with all the other documents to our office).
One course in college level chemistry.
Total program hours: 13 credit hours of required coursework.
PHC 6350 Occupational Toxicology & Risk Assessment (3)
PHC 6353 Environmental Toxicology & Risk Assessment (3)
PHC 6373 Bioterrorism & Biodefense (3)
PHC 6934 Hazardous Materials of the Workplace (3)
PHC 7931 Advanced Interdisciplinary Seminar Public Health (1)
Time Limit for Completion of Certificate
Per University Policy, all Certificates have a five year time limit; however, the approximate time to complete the Certificate is two years.
Application of Certificate Courses Towards Graduate Degree
See USF Transfer of Credit Policy.
Standardized Test Requirements
International students must submit a TOEFL score when English is not the native language. A minimum score of 550 on the paper-based test or 79 on the web-based test is required.
First, consult with the certificate program advisor and obtain an electronic course permit if necessary. Then go to http://usfonline.admin.usf.edu/, the link to OASIS, USF's online registration system. Follow directions given online.
To access online course materials, students must have the USF NetID (e-mail account). Please visit: https://netid.usf.edu/una/ to obtain the NetID.
New students, including those studying online, may obtain the USFCard. Please visit: http://www.usf.edu/it/class-prep/usf-card.aspx to obtain the USFCard.
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Certificate Contact Information
Ray Harbison, PhD
Marie Bourgeois, PhD
Pre Admissions Advising - Public Health
- The College of Public Health website is http://www.publichealth.usf.edu
- The College of Public Health Environmental and Occupational Health website is http://health.usf.edu/publichealth/eoh/index.htm
- The College of Public Health graduate certificate website is http://health.usf.edu/publichealth/catalog/2012-2013/05_gradcert.html
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