For Prospective Students


The UNC School of Medicine has initiated a new admissions system entitled the "Biological and Biomedical Sciences Program" or BBSP. Prospective students with interest in the Ph.D. degree in Toxicology must apply for Graduate School admission through the BBSP. For more information regarding the application process contact us.

Financial Assistance

Curriculum in Toxicology students receive the same yearly stipend offered to all biomedical graduate students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, as well as payment for tuition and fees. Combinations of pre-doctoral traineeships, fellowships, and research assistantships are available to support students working toward the Ph.D. The Curriculum strives to fund all Ph.D. students for each year of training. Funding from training grants is limited by the federal government to U.S. citizens and permanent residents.

Areas of Research

Faculty research interests include most areas of toxicology, with particular emphasis on understanding the links between the environment and health risks, the mode of action of toxicants and disease pathogenesis, and how emerging knowledge could be translated into prevention strategies, new therapeutic interventions and an improved scientific basis for risk assessment.