Toxicology Admission Requirements

Application Deadline

The application deadline for Fall 2017 admission to the Toxicology program is April 11, 2017.

Admission decisions for the toxicology program are based on a comprehensive review of each applicant

  • Minimum requirements (listed below)
  • Academic degrees and record
  • Written statement of purpose
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Test scores
  • Relevant work and research experience

Minimum requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in the Life Sciences (based on a four-year curriculum) completed before graduate study begins or its international equivalent with an accredited institution
  • Average grade of B (cumulative GPA 3.0) or better
  • GRE scores above the 50th percentile in each category (verbal, quantitative, writing)

Required information includes

  • An online application
  • Payment of an application fee ($85, non-refundable)
  • Complete transcripts for all coursework (one UNOFFICIAL transcript from each university attended must be uploaded within the application)
  • Current letters of recommendation (the email address of three recommenders will be required within the application for electronic submission)
  • GRE or MCAT scores (no more than 5 years old)
  • A statement of purpose
  • Resumé/curriculum vitae

Students with a bachelor’s degree in biology, biochemistry or chemistry will be best prepared for the study of toxicology. Basic knowledge of biochemistry, at the level offered by a comprehensive undergraduate course, will be important for mastering essential concepts in the toxicology curriculum.

The absence of a biochemistry course in the student’s transcript will not be sufficient for rejection of an otherwise competitive candidate.  A student who has not taken a biochemistry course will be able to take a UNC-Chapel Hill biochemistry course prior to the toxicology courses. The credits earned in this course will not count toward the minimum of 42 credit hours required for graduation.

How do I apply?

Application materials are received by the Graduate School of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Visit the Graduate School Admissions website for additional information. The minimum requirement for admission to the MPS in Toxicology will be a BS degree in the Life Sciences, a GPA of 3.0 and GRE scores above the 50th percentile in each category (verbal, quantitative, writing).

View additional admission requirements information on the The Graduate School website.

International Students

International students are encouraged to apply to the PSM programs. Students must be full-time in order to qualify for an F-1 Visa. Students are permitted to work on-campus (not including the UNC hospital) and may work up to 20 hours per week in fall and spring semesters, and up to 40 hours per week in the summer. Students are encouraged to attend the International Student orientation.

View information about applying for a visa.

Ready to apply?

Access the UNC-Chapel Hill Graduate School online application to submit your application materials.