Department of Biopharmaceutical Sciences (MC 865)
Forensic Toxicology Program
833 South Wood Street
Chicago, IL 60612
Campus Location: 456A PHARM
Program Code: 20FS5286MS
Telephone: (312) 996-2560
Web Site: http://www.uic.edu/pharmacy/depts/Forensic_Toxicology/index.php
The MS in Forensic Toxicology is a comprehensive, research-based, professional master’s degree with emphasis on basic knowledge of analytical chemistry, physiology, and pharmacology, and problem formulation and solving skills as developed through thesis research. It can provide a pathway to gainful employment in positions requiring or desiring MS-level training. It also provides preparation for PhD programs in toxicology, pharmacology, medicinal chemistry, etc.
In addition to the Graduate College minimum requirements, applicants must meet the following program requirements:
- Baccalaureate Field BS in chemistry, biochemistry, or pharmaceutical sciences, and/or PharmD. Analytical chemistry, one semester physical chemistry, and instrumental analysis are required.
- Grade Point Average At least 3.25/4.00 overall. Applications are strengthened by a GPA higher than 3.25/4.00 overall, and a minimum of 3.00/4.00 in science and mathematics courses.
- Tests Required GRE General Test; applications are strengthened by scores corresponding to the 60th percentile (verbal) and 70th percentile (quantitative) or higher, and 5 or higher in analytical writing.
- Minimum TOEFL Score 600 (paper-based); 80, with subscores of Reading 19, Listening 17, Speaking 20, and Writing 21 (new Internet-based TOEFL). Recommended score of 87, with subscores of Reading 21, Listening 21, Speaking 23, and Writing 22; or IELTS of 6.5, with subscores of 6.0 for all four subscores.
- Letters of Recommendation Three required.
- Personal Statement Required.
In addition to the Graduate College minimum requirements, students must meet the following program requirements:
- Minimum Semester Hours Required 42.
- Course Work Required Courses: BPS 570, 573, 574, two credit hours of 587, GCLS 500, 501, 503, PHYB 552, PCOL 501, 502.
- Electives: 6 semester hours that may be selected from among PCOL 430, BPS 501, 502, 542, 588, 592.
- Comprehensive Examination None.
- Thesis, Project, or Course-Work-Only Options Thesis only. No other options are available.
- Students must earn at least 6 hours in BPS 598.