First Year

The required core curriculum during the first academic year is identical for all JGPT students. When not taking classes or studying, trainees are expected to be working in the laboratory of their rotation advisor.

Second Year

During the second year students identify a research mentor and take the remainder of their required courses.

Fall Semester


  • Qualifying Exams
  • Research

Third and Subsequent Years

The third and subsequent years are devoted to primarily the student’s research activities. Students are required to take at least 2 electives (each elective 2 or more credits) during matriculation towards the Ph.D. degree. All students are required to participate in seminars all years in the program.


Industrial Electives

Progress in the JGPT program is monitored using the Progress Checklist. Doctoral students must earn a minimum of 72 credits, including a minimum of 24 research credits, prior to graduation. Students must earn a grade of B or better in all required courses. The course requirements for M.S. students are similar to those for the Ph.D. student. A minimum of 24 course credits and 6 research credits are required. While the M.S. student is not required to take the written and oral qualifying examinations, he/she is required to pass a comprehensive examination, including general knowledge of Toxicology, during the defense of his/her thesis.