University of Ottawa/Université d'Ottawa - Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

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Program Information

School:University of Ottawa/Université d'Ottawa - Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Faculty:Graduate Programs
Degree:Master
Field of Study:Geology/Earth Science, General
Description:Toxicology is the study of effects of toxic substances on living systems. These toxic substances can either be organic or inorganic, synthetic or natural materials. Environmental toxicology further extends to aspects of chemical transport, fate, persistence and biological accumulation of toxic substances and their effects at the population and community levels. While individual researchers usually specialize in a particular area, toxicologists today must be able to appreciate significant research in other fields and therefore require an understanding of the basic principles of other disciplines. To meet this challenge the University of Ottawa and Carleton University offer a joint collaborative program leading to a master of science with specialization in chemical and environmental toxicology. This Ottawa-Carleton collaborative program in Chemical and Environmental Toxicology is intended to augment the research and training available to students through the individual supporting institutes.

Participating units: The Ottawa-Carleton Geoscience Centre (OCGC), the joint graduate program of the departments of Earth Sciences at the University of Ottawa and Carleton University.
URL:Earth Sciences - Chemical and Environmental Toxicology at University of Ottawa/Université d'Ottawa - Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Thesis Based:Yes
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $9,924
Careers:GeologistsPaleontologists

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*75
Prerequisites:*

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

    Applications are evaluated based on the following criteria: Be the holder of a bachelor's degree with a specialization or a major in earth sciences (or equivalent) with a minimum average of 75% (B+) in the last two years and a 70 % (B) average overall; Demonstrate a good academic performance in previous studies as shown by official transcripts, research reports, abstracts or any other documents demonstrating research skills. To be admitted in the collaborative program, the applicant must: be admitted in the Earth Sciences master program; complete a relevant introductory course in toxicology, either: (i) prior to admission to the collaborative program in chemical and environmental toxicology; Or (ii) While registered in the program by taking one of the two introductory courses (CHM8156 or BIO9104).

    Test Scores:
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 550] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 79-80] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5]
    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Letter(s) of Reference
    • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
    • Statement of Research Interests
    Provide at least two confidential letters of recommendation from professors who have known the applicant and are familiar with the student work; Provide a statement of purpose indicating the career goals and the interests in the proposed research area; Identify at least one professor who is willing and available to act as thesis supervisor. For further details, please consult the brochure on chemical and environmental toxicology published by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.

    * The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on August 18, 2018