Texas A&M University

Graduate Studies


Texas A&M University opened in 1876 as the first public institution of higher learning in Texas, and was the first land, sea and space grant University in the country. The 5,200 acre campus is also home of the George Bush Presidential Library. Texas A&M University is a research-intensive university with over 60,000 students - including 11,000 graduate students - studying in more than 120 undergraduate and 240 graduate degree programs in ten colleges. The University enrolls one of the 10 largest student bodies in the nation and it's degree programs are ranked in the top 10 nationally. Texas A&M consistently ranks among the country's top universities in attracting National Merit Scholars and is in the top tier of universities nationwide in research expenditures. Texas A&M University in College Station is the flagship campus of the Texas A&M University System, which includes eleven universities, a Health Science Center and a Law School as well as Agricultural, Engineering, Forestry, Transportation and Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratories throughout Texas.

Program Information

The Interdisciplinary Faculty of Toxicology (IFT) is composed of faculty from 20 TAMU departments in five colleges and four associated laboratories, and is housed administratively in the Department of Veterinary Physiology & Pharmacology (VTPP). Admission to the toxicology programs requires approval by the IFT admissions committee. Completion of a thesis/dissertation is required for the M.S. or Ph.D. degree in Toxicology. All students are required to complete a core curriculum of courses in toxicology, risk assessment, pharmacology, histology, ethics and statistics. In addition, toxicology electives may be selected from a number of advanced courses providing additional training within these subdisciplines:

  • Regulatory Toxicology & Public Health
  • Cellular & Molecular Toxicology
  • Reproductive & Developmental Toxicology
  • Behavioral & Neurotoxicology
  • Environmental & Veterinary Toxicology
  • Applied Toxicology & Food Safety

Correspondence and Information

Interdisciplinary Faculty of Toxicology
Graduate Advisor
Texas A&M University
4461 TAMUS
College Station, TX 77843-4461
Phone: (979) 845-5529
Fax: (979) 862-4929
Email: Email