Our program delivers a didactic education in molecular and environmental toxicology, with an expertise in one or the other, based on the research conducted in the lab of a faculty mentor. A degree (Master’s or PHD) in Molecular & Environmental Toxicology can prepare one for a career in academia, industry, government, or an array of other careers.

Although we offer a Master’s degree program, the primary focus of our is the PHD degree, which means that we expect that most students entering will graduate with a PHD.

The application deadline is December 1 for the following academic year.

All materials must be competed and submitted by December 1 for the application to receive priority review. Please contact Ezra Mauk, the Graduate Coordinator, prior to submitting an application after December 1.



Students since 2006


Complete PHD since 2006


Students funded by Training Grant.


The application portal opens in early September. The Application Deadline for the following Academic Year is December 1.


Carefully read the information below, then go to the Graduate School’s Apply Now page.

We are part of and follow admission requirements of the Biomedical Graduate Programs Consortium. Strong applicants will have:

  • Four semesters of chemistry, including organic chemistry (P-Chem not needed, but helpful)
  • Four semester of biology, including physiology and biochemistry
  • Familiarity with physics, calculus.
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited US institution, or a comparable degree from an international institution.
MET Supplemental Application
  • Statement of Purpose (no more than 2.5 single-spaced pages): Introduce yourself to the Admissions Committee. Describe your interest in toxicology, how you will benefit from the advanced degree, research you have conducted, and (if applicable) faculty whose research interests align with yours.
  • CV or Resumé: Highlight your accomplishments and qualifications including academic honors or distinctions; professional, research, and/or teaching experience; and publications.
  • Transcripts: Upload unofficial transcript(s) from all institutions attended, showing undergraduate and (if applicable) graduate degrees awarded. If accepted, you will be required to send official transcripts from your institution(s).
  • Letters of recommendation: Provide contact information for the three individuals who will furnish recommendations on your behalf. References will automatically receive an email prompt to submit a letter of recommendation electronically.
  • English language proficiency: TOEFL or IELTS scores are required for applicants whose native language is not English unless or whose undergraduate instruction was not in English unless they meet the other exemption requirements outlined by the Graduate School. Please review the English language proficiency exam requirements carefully using the country-specific drop-down menu to learn whether TOEFL/IELTS scores are required. Minimum score requirements are set by the Graduate School.
  • The GRE (General Test) is optional and, if included, will be considered as part of your application.

Your application will be reviewed when all materials are uploaded to the application page via the Graduate School portal.
All application materials are due on December 1st for matriculation in the following year (i.e.: December 1st, 2019 deadline for Fall 2020 matriculation).

Application Review:

The Admissions Committee will take a holistic approach to reviewing all completed applications and Master’s and PhD applications are reviewed together. Some applicants will be invited to interview in late-January / early-February, in conjunction with other Biomedical Graduate Program Consortium applicants.


We make offers as early as possible. Most offers are made mid-March through early-April. The offer acceptance deadline is April 15.

What’s next?:

If you have been admitted and choose to matriculate, we look forward to working with you for your graduate school career! Over the summer, you will be provided with information about payroll and benefits, as well as some on-line preparatory classes and Orientation schedule. We recommend moving to Madison in early-August to acclimate. Orientation begins the week before classes begin.