About the Program
The PhD program in Molecular Toxicology focuses on the adverse effects of chemicals on living organisms and how these effects are modulated by genetic, physiologic, and environmental factors.
Admission to the University
Applying for Graduate Admission
Thank you for considering UC Berkeley for graduate study! UC Berkeley offers more than 120 graduate programs representing the breadth and depth of interdisciplinary scholarship. A complete list of graduate academic departments, degrees offered, and application deadlines can be found on the Graduate Division website.
Prospective students must submit an online application to be considered for admission, in addition to any supplemental materials specific to the program for which they are applying. The online application can be found on the Graduate Division website.
The minimum graduate admission requirements are:
A bachelor’s degree or recognized equivalent from an accredited institution;
A satisfactory scholastic average, usually a minimum grade-point average (GPA) of 3.0 (B) on a 4.0 scale; and
Enough undergraduate training to do graduate work in your chosen field.
For a list of requirements to complete your graduate application, please see the Graduate Division’s Admissions Requirements page. It is also important to check with the program or department of interest, as they may have additional requirements specific to their program of study and degree. Department contact information can be found here.
Where to apply?
Visit the Berkeley Graduate Division application page.
Admission to the Program
Admission to the Molecular Toxicology program is based on a variety of factors, including academic achievement and relevant experience. We practice holistic admissions—each part of the application is important and thoroughly reviewed.
Applicants with a background in the biological sciences and lab experience are best suited for the Molecular Toxicology program. While there are no set prerequisites, we look for the coursework in areas such as calculus, general and organic chemistry, biology, and biochemistry. Because this program is designed to develop research scientists, it is also important that applicants are familiar with an experimental lab setting.
Doctoral Degree Requirements
|MCELLBI 110||Molecular Biology: Macromolecular Synthesis and Cellular Function||4|
|MCELLBI 236||Advanced Mammalian Physiology||5|
|NUSCTX 250||Advanced Topics in Metabolic Biology||3|
|NUSCTX 290||Advanced Seminars in Nutritional Sciences (Advanced Special Topics offered by NST Dept. or in any biological/chemical science department; Once a year)||2|
|NUSCTX 292||Graduate Research Colloquium (Every semester)||1|
|NUSCTX 293||Research Seminar||1|
|NUSCTX 299||Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology Research (Every semester)||1-12|
|NUSCTX 302||Professional Preparation: Supervised Teaching Experience in Nutrition||2|
|Graduate Electives, as per approved study list in research area||6|
|Nutritional Sciences & Toxicology Department Seminar|
|NUSCTX 375||Professional Preparation: Teaching in Nutritional Sciences||1-2|