Welcome to the Joint Graduate Program in Toxicology (JGPT), an interdepartmental program designed to train students and postdoctoral fellows in the discipline of toxicology. The JGPT offers M.S. and Ph.D. degrees and provides the research training for Pharm.D./Ph.D. and M.D./Ph.D. students.

The JGPT was established in 1980 and is administratively housed at the Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute (EOHSI) on the Busch Campus of Rutgers University in Piscataway, NJ. The JGPT curriculum provides broad research training in biochemical, organ system, and mechanistic toxicology with a strong foundation in drug metabolism, pathology, and molecular biology. The Program is administered by the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, but draws on mentors come from over 17 different departments on campus to provide multidisciplinary training. Trainees are mentored by over 50 faculty members and academic and industry partners. A NIEHS T32 Training Grant in Environmental Toxicology (T32ES007148) has been the cornerstone of the JGPT for 30 years and supports the tuition and stipends of doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows. All doctoral students receive financial support from training grants, teaching or research fellowships, or from local industry. [read more…]


Priority deadline is December 1st!  GRE scores not required.

Recent News and Accomplishments

JGPT Success Story: Ukpong Eyo

Pursuing a career in neuroscience was never really a choice for me. It’s almost as if neuroscience found me rather ...
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The RATS Have a Field Day!

Through the organization of RAT Chelsea Cary, the RATS had their first field day on May 9th, 2022. Filled with ...
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JGPT Students Find Wellness

On May 5th, the RATS and exposure science students hosted a wellness event to rest and refresh before exam season ...
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JGPT at Rutgers Day

On April 29, 2022 the RATS ran a community engagement booth at Rutgers Day! They ran their famous “pin the ...
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