Dual Degree Programs

 

M.P.A./M.S. Environmental Toxicology

The Department of Environmental Toxicology and the Department of Political Science, both from the College of Arts and Sciences, Texas Tech University, propose offering a three-year, 61-62 hour dual degree program leading to a Master of Science in Environmental Toxicology and Master of Public Administration degree. This dual degree program is designed primarily for students who wish to complement their expertise in environmental toxicology with training in public management and policy analytic skills. The dual degree program will be particularly helpful to students intending to specialize as environmental professionals in areas such as the administration of environmental regulation or management, public health administration, applied research or policy analysis. It is also excellent preparation for further graduate study, such as doctoral programs in Environmental Toxicology, civil or environmental engineering, public administration, public policy, environmental management, or in related areas in the life sciences. Please contact Dr. Kamaleshwar Singh or Allyson Smith, Graduate Program Coordinator for more information.

 

J.D./M.S. in Environmental Toxicology

The Department of Environmental Toxicology and the Texas Tech School of Law provide students an opportunity to combine science and law in studying contemporary environmental and public health problems. A dual degree program in Environmental Toxicology is one way to enrich the environmental curriculum to the advantage of both law and graduate students. The dual degree candidate must choose to get both degrees by the end of the third or fourth semester in law school, and must meet admission requirements of the Graduate School and Environmental Toxicology. Typically, depending on the amount of leveling work required, both degree programs can be finished within four years, including summer session courses (See Table A1).

TABLE A1. Example Joint Degree Program Requirements

​Regular J.D. Degree Requirements  ​  ​  ​90 hours

​Regular M.S. (ENTX.) Requirements  ​  ​  ​36 hours

​  ​  ​Total  126 hours

​Joint Degree Program Requirements

​J.D. Degree Requirements  78 hours​  ​MS. Degree Requirements  ​24 hours

​M.S. Degree Credit  ​12 hours  ​J.D. Degree Credit  12 hours

​Total  90 hours​  ​Total  36​ hours

 

 

 

 

Dual JD/Masters in Environmental Toxicology Degree Program Description

The dual J.D./M.S. in Environmental Toxicology degree is available to law students enrolled in law school who have met the GRE (LSAT) and other requirements for admission to the graduate school and to the TIEHH graduate program. The first year of course work will be confined to the law school. Starting with the second year and summer sessions, a student may select among the TIEHH courses listed below (Table B1) to satisfy a maximum of twelve (12) credit hours toward the J.D. degree. The list of TIEHH courses accepted for credit toward the dual degree may change, subject to law school approval, and any approved course must be graduate level or require graduate level work by enrolled law students. All TIEHH or other non-law courses applied toward a dual degree must be approved either by the law faculty or the Office of the Dean before being taken by a law student for credit.

 

 

 

TABLE B1. Environmental Toxicology Courses for the J.D. Degree

 

The Law School will give a maximum of 12 hours of credit toward the J.D. degree for completion of M.S. degree courses listed below which have been approved by the law faculty.

 

 

​ENTX 6325  ​Principles of Toxicology I (3 credits)

​ENTX 6326  ​Principles of Toxicology II (3 credits)

​ENTX 6345  ​Chemical Sources and Fates in Environmental Systems (3 credits)

​ENTX 6115  ​Interdisciplinary Seminar in Environmental Toxicology (1 credit)

​ENTX 6361  ​Environmental and Wildlife Toxicology (3 credits)

​ENTX 6371  ​Procedures and Techniques in Ecological Risk Assessment (3 credits)

​ENTX 6351  ​Analytical Toxicology (3 credits)

 

 

 

The Law School will give a maximum of 12 hours of credit toward the J.D. degree for completion of M.S. degree courses listed below which have been approved by the law faculty.

TABLE B2. Approved Law Courses for the M.S. Degree

 

The Law School will give a maximum of 12 hours of credit toward the J.D. degree for completion of M.S. degree courses listed below which have been approved by the law faculty.

 

​6021-5  ​Law and Science*  ​3 credits

​6023  ​Environmental Law*  ​3 credits

​6021-4  ​Environmental Enforcement  ​3 credits

​6005  ​Administrative Law  ​2 or 3 credits

​6025  ​Land Use Planning  ​2 or 3 credits

​6221-2  ​Constitutional Law Seminar: Environmental Issues  ​3 credits

​6021-9  ​Texas Environmental Law  ​2 or 3 credits

​6021-3  ​Corporate Aspects of Environmental Law  ​3 credits

​TBA  ​International Environmental Law  ​2 or 3 credits

 

 

 

Dual J.D./M.S. in Environmental Toxicology candidates must take Law and Science and Environmental Law courses as additional law school requirements for the program.

 

 

M.B.A./M.S. in Environmental Toxicology

The opportunity for advancement to management and administrative positions in the field of Environmental Toxicology requires professionals whose education is strongly based in both toxicology and business. This program brings together the expertise of TIEHH and the Jerry S. Rawls College of Business. Please contact Dr. Kamaleshwar Singh for more information.

 

TIEHH is a major location for environmental and health sciences research at Texas Tech. The Department of Environmental Toxicology is the academic home for the core faculty at TIEHH as well as graduate students conducting research on the integration of environmental impact assessment of toxic chemicals with human health consequences.

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