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Clinical Toxicology Online Graduate Programs

  • The University of Florida’s online clinical toxicology graduate program includes a 32-credit Master of Science degree and a 15-credit graduate certificate.

    Our program focuses on toxicants, drugs of abuse, drug analysis and biotransformation and the treatment of poisoned or overdosed patients. Our program has no GRE requirement, and courses are conveniently offered online and are tailored for working professionals. Our faculty is internationally recognized, with expertise in clinical toxicology, medicine, pharmacy and pharmacology.

    Ideal for medical professionals including nurses, pharmacists, first responders and poison control specialists, our clinical toxicology graduate programs are offered entirely online with asynchronous elements, meaning they can be completed anywhere, at your own pace. Students are accepted year-round, so you can start your desired program at your convenience.

    If you’re not ready to commit to a full graduate program, you can take courses as a non-degree seeking student. This option will give you an opportunity to explore online learning with UF or enhance your knowledge in a particular subject without committing to the graduate certificate or master’s degree programs.

    Opportunities in STEM Fields

    Career opportunities in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields are rapidly growing and changing. By completing an online clinical toxicology graduate program from the University of Florida, you can diversify your career options and make yourself a more versatile and in-demand asset in the workforce.

    Potential careers for individuals with a graduate certificate or degree in clinical toxicology include medical scientist, biochemist, biophysicist, epidemiologist and statistician. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, each of these occupations enjoys a higher median salary and occupational growth rate when compared to the average of U.S. professions overall.

    Transferring Credits

    Students can transfer up to 6 credits earned as a non-degree seeking student to the master’s degree or graduate certificate in clinical toxicology. Graduate certificate students can benefit from this option as well; up to 15 credits earned in your certificate program can be transferred to the master’s degree.

    In both instances, you must be admitted to the respective graduate program and have earned a grade of “B” or higher in the course(s) for the credits to transfer. Enrollment as a non-degree seeking or graduate certificate student does not guarantee acceptance into the program. Students must meet the admission requirements of the program they wish to enter.

    UF Benefits

    • Stellar Reputation:
      U.S. News & World Report recently ranked UF highly in a number of categories.
    • Convenience and Efficiency:
      You can complete the online master’s degree program in as little as two years or the online graduate certificate in as little as one year with no required campus visits. Our online courses feature asynchronous elements which allow you to complete your coursework at your own pace.
    • Collaborative Environment:
      Our faculty fosters and encourages partnerships with other UF departments and with scientists around the world.

    The University of Florida’s online master’s degree in clinical toxicology can be completed in as little as two years. Offered through UF’s College of Pharmacy, this 32-credit master’s degree is made for working professionals.

    Benefits of UF’s online master’s degree in clinical toxicology include:

    • Interactive online courses that allow you to earn your degree in as little as two years
    • Flexible schedules, so you can continue working full-time
    • Advanced knowledge in medical and toxicological principles, drug abuse, drug biotransformation, drug analysis and treatment for poison or overdoses
    • Increased high-level career opportunities
    • No GRE requirement

    This master’s degree will benefit a variety of professionals, including poison control center professionals, pharmacists, EMTs, nurses and doctors.

    UF’s online Graduate Certificate in Clinical Toxicology is a 15-credit program that can be completed in as little as one year. Credits from the graduate certificate can be transferred toward UF’s online master’s degree in clinical toxicology later, if admitted and if a grade of “B” or higher is earned.

    The graduate certificate consists of five courses:

    • Clinical Toxicology I
    • Epidemiology and Biostatistics in Clinical Toxicology
    • General Toxicology
    • Introduction to Clinical Toxicology (Continuing education units [CEUs] are available for this course.)
    • Toxic Substances

    All students enrolled in the University of Florida’s online clinical toxicology graduate program will pay the same tuition, regardless of location.

    Tuition is $575 per credit hour plus fees*. Financial aid is available for students who qualify. Please click here to learn more about financial aid options.

    If you have any questions, please contact us at

    Minimum credits for financial aid eligibility are as follows:

    • Fall and spring semesters: 5 credits
    • Summer semester: 4 credits

    UF’s online clinical toxicology graduate program does not accept the UF EEP or Florida State Tuition Waiver because we do not receive funds from these programs.

    *Graduate certificate and non-degree seeking students will pay capital improvement/technology fees. M.S. students will pay capital improvement/technology/financial aid fees. Tuition may increase to $625 per credit hour beginning this spring.

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