MSc Program

Students apply to a Department participating in the Collaborative Specialization in Toxicology and must indicate their interest in toxicology and the proposed toxicology faculty member whose toxicology research interests the applicant. Admission to the MSc program conforms to the requirements of the University of Guelph, as outlined in the Graduate Calendar  and the participating department in which the student wishes to enroll.  Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree with at least a high second‑class honours standing in a field appropriate to their proposed area of study.  The appropriateness of the undergraduate degree is evaluated by the participating department against the field of study selected by the applying student.  The prospective MSc candidate registers both in a participating Department and in the Collaborative Specialization.


Degree Requirements

MSc candidates in the collaborative specialization in toxicology must complete a minimum of 1.5 graduate credits The graduate credits must include the following toxicology courses:


  • 0.5 credit in Advanced Topics in Toxicology (TOX*6000)
  • 0.5 credit in Advance Principles in Toxicology (TOX*6200)
  • Courses required by the participating department in which they are enrolled (described in greater detail in section 4.6)


In some cases this may exceed the minimum of 1.5 credits. TOX*6000 is a required course.  The student’s research must address a topic of toxicological significance while under the supervision of a faculty member in the Toxicology Program plus one toxicology faculty as a committee member.  The thesis must demonstrate the candidate's capacity for original and independent work. The candidate shall submit a thesis emphasizing any new conclusions which may be drawn from the candidate's own research. It is expected that the thesis work be worthy of peer-reviewed publication(s).