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Ph.D. Program in Toxicology






Toxicology is the science of chemical safety. Aim and mission of toxicology is to identify potential harmful effects of chemical compounds on humans, animals and the environment, and to provide for their prevention and treatment. Appropriate experimentation and expert judgment allow minimizing the probability of the occurrence of adverse effects, which in the past have sometimes been of catastrophic dimension. Toxicology is a multidisciplinary science based upon Physiology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Chemistry, Pharmacology, Pathology, and Epidemiology. 

The PhD program in toxicology defines graduate training in toxicology in which the students will be provided with the opportunity to pursue studies that will prepare them for a range of career paths. Graduates of this program are primed for leadership roles in different areas of toxicology including: mechanistic, clinical, analytical, forensic, environmental and regulatory.




The Toxicology program lasts at least 4 years.




The major aim of the PhD program in toxicology is to educate students in a way that they become qualified to conduct high-level research in different areas of toxicology. The toxicology program provides comprehensive course work and research training to prepare prospective toxicologists for careers in academia, hospital, industry, and government. The objectives of the PhD program in toxicology is to educate the students in a way that they possess a comprehensive understanding of the general field of toxicology, in addition to specific expertise in their particular area of interest. At the end of the program, they should be able to design, carry out and interpret research in the field. Their research findings should be publishable as well.

They should show capacity for continuing to make significant contributions in toxicology and for conducting independent research.


Methods of Instruction


During this course, various methods and techniques will be used:

  • Various intra- and intersectoral, hospital, interdisciplinary and inter-university conferences as well as seminars
  • Discussion in small groups, workshops, journal clubs and reading groups as well as Case Presentation
  • Participation in training lower ranks
  • Self-Education, Self-Study
  • Other training methods and techniques according to the requirements and objectives



Who Can Attend?


Graduates of different fields of studies including doctors of Pharmacy, Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Medicine, and master degree (MSc) in one of the fields of biochemistry, biology, pharmacy, pharmacology, and toxicology awarded by one the domestic or overseas universities approved by the Ministry of Health and Medical Education can be sit for the entrance exanimation.




- Offering a resume

- Presenting Recommendation letters

- Meeting admission criteria based on the regulations of universities

- The eligible candidate must be proficient in English or Persian.


Admission Requirements


To apply for this program, you will need to fulfill a number of requirements, which can be found in the Graduate Admission Requirements.


Application Deadline


Tehran University of Medical Sciences has a rolling application system and reviews student applications all year round.

However, the deadline for the September intake is June 31, and the deadline for the February intake is October 31.


Education Fees and Yearly Expenses


For complete and comprehensive information about fees and expenses, please refer to the Education Fees and Yearly Expenses section.



Program Curriculum


For more information, please download the Program Curriculum of Toxicology.



Contact Information


To contact the Office of International Admissions, please use the following information:

Tel.: (+98 21) 8889 6692 & 94, Ext.: 318 or 319

Fax: (+98 21) 8889 6696


Address: No. 21, Dameshgh St., Vali-e Asr Ave., Tehran 1416753955, Iran


Alternatively, you can contact the Office of Vice-Dean for International Affairs at TUMS School of Medicine through the following:

Tel.: (+98 21) 8898 9487

Fax: (+98 21) 6405 3431



Address: TUMS School of Medicine, Pour Sina St., Enghelab St., Tehran 1417613151, Iran



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