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 PSM in Toxicology is a strong interest in a non-research-based career in toxicology, regulatory sciences, and risk assessment; a minimum GPA of 3.0; and GRE scores above the 50th percentile in each category (verbal, quantitative, writing).  Student’s with a bachelor’s degree in biology, biochemistry, chemistry or a related science will be best prepared for this program.

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); send official MCAT scores directly to the Curriculum in Toxicology)
  • Resume
  • A statement of purpose describing:
    • Your career goals
    • Relevant professional experience
    • Why the UNC PSM in Toxicology is a good fit for you
    • Please note that the Toxicology PSM program does not involve research and does not require a thesis. You should not reference research opportunities in your personal statement because research is not part of this program.

How much will it cost to earn the PSM in Toxicology degree?

Earning a MPS in Toxicology is an investment in your professional future. This 16-month program will provide excellent employment opportunities with an expected salary that will quickly return your investment dollars. Entry level salaries are currently estimated to range from $40,000 to $70,000/year (or higher), depending upon the candidate’s demonstrated skills and the organization providing employment.

Current tuition and fees for PSM in Toxicology students can be found here.