Pharmacology Ph.D. with concentration in Molecular and Environmental Toxicology

The IEHS provides Ph.D. training for Molecular and Environmental Toxicology (MET) as a specialization within the graduate program of the Department of Pharmacology, School of Medicine. The goal of our graduate program is to provide doctoral training for students who are interested in obtaining comprehensive course and research training in molecular and cellular toxicology and trans-disciplinary research of environmental health. Potential research projects include investigation of the effects of environmental agents on transcriptional and translational regulation of gene expression, intracellular signaling, apoptosis, oxidative stress, DNA repair, epigenetics, complex mechanisms in cell growth and differentiation, and mental health.

Applicants should follow instructions found on the Department of Pharmacology website.

In your Personal Statement, it is important to state that you are interested in specializing in Molecular and Environmental Toxicology.

For other questions and information, please contact:

Dr. Michael Petriello, Assistant Professor, Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

Tel: (313) 577-1089;

Dr. Joongkyu Park, Assistant Professor, admissions chairman, Pharmacology Department

Tel: (313) 577-1584; E-mail:

Pharmacology Master of Science (M.S.) in Applied Pharmacology and Environmental Xenobiotics

The Pharmacology M.S. degree program is designed to provide a basic framework for becoming a successful scientist (e.g., training in lab biosafety, responsible conduct of research, communication of research findings, and statistics) and a solid foundation in pharmacological and toxicological sciences, while empowering each student to pursue more in-depth studies in one of several areas, such as biomedical pharmacology, pharmacogenomics and genetics, or toxicology and epidemiology. The program is to offer a highly flexible educational experience that can prepare post-baccalaureate students for competitive jobs in the private sector, academia, or governmental agencies, or to matriculate into terminal degree (e.g., Ph.D., MD) programs, if they so choose.

Applicants should follow instructions found on the Department of Pharmacology website.

For other questions and information, please contact: Dr. Gan Wang, associate professor, Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and Department of Pharmacology. Tel: (313)-577-5583; E-mail:

Master's in Public Health (MPH)

The Wayne State University Master of Public Health (MPH) program is designed for individuals with a range of academic and professional backgrounds that include the medical, veterinary, healthcare, biological, psychosocial, and behavioral sciences. The Program is administered by the School of Medicine in collaboration with other divisions of Wayne State University. The MPH program is accredited by the Council for Education for Public Health (CEPH).

Applicants should follow instructions on the Family Medicine & Public Health Sciences website.