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.

Fall Semester Spring Semester Summer
Research Rotation I Research Rotation II Research Rotation III
Research Design & Analysis General Toxicology I
Biochemistry I Biochemistry II
Seminar Ethical Scientific Conduct

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

Fall Semester Spring Semester Summer
General Toxicology II Biochemical Toxicology Qualifying Exams
Histology Toxicological Pathology Research
Seminar Elective
Research Research

Third and subsequent years:  The third and subsequent years are devoted to primarily the student’s research activities. He/she may elect to take one or more elective courses to enhance expertise in specific subjects. All students are required to participate in seminars all years in the program.

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.