- A master's degree is not a prerequisite for admission. The ideal training for an undergraduate would be to major either in Chemistry or Biology, and to have a solid background in both of these disciplines with some quantitative training.
- A minimum of a four (4) unit undergraduate course in statistics is required. Additional courses of value for toxicologists include the following: calculus, cell biology, genetics, physiology, microbiology, molecular biology, inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, biochemistry, physical chemistry, as well as others.
- International applicants are also required to submit their TOEFL scores.
- Excellent students from all disciplines will be considered for admission, with the opportunity to make up deficiencies during their graduate curriculum.
- The Molecular Toxicology IDP admits students to the fall quarter only. The application priority due date for Fall 2023 is December 1, 2022. Applications received after the December 1st deadline may be considered, but will have reduced opportunities for admission, financial support and housing.
- Applicants must apply through both The UCLA Graduate Division and SOPHAS. For complete application instructions and the list of required materials, review the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health Admission Application Check List and Submission Instructions.
- Applicants to the program are evaluated on the basis of their academic credentials, including courses taken, grades, TOEFL score (if applicable), and interest in a career in toxicology. Those who complete their application by the December 1 deadline can be considered for admission to the following fall quarter.