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Environmental Toxicology



Prospective Student Information


Interested in the Environmental Toxicology Graduate Student Program?

Application

The application deadline for Fall 2017 admission is January 5, 2017.

Apply to the graduate program by submitting the application, which includes:

  • Electronic application for admission available at http://graduate.ucr.edu/grad_admissions.html
  • Official transcripts of all college-level work completed or attempted after high school, even if all your units were successfully transferred. UCR undergrads: this applies to you, too!
  • Three letters of recommendation: at least two should be from ladder-rank faculty (assistant, associate, or full professor); preferably all three. If you have a professional reference you feel is more pertinent this can be the third letter. You may submit no more than five letters total.
  • Official score report from the general GRE exam
  • International applicants whose language of instruction was not exclusively English must submit an official TOEFL or IELTS score report.

Mail official transcripts to:
UC Riverside Etox Graduate Program
Attn: Dawn Loyola
1140 Batchelor Hall
Riverside, CA 92521

 

Admissions Requirements

Students admitted to the Environmental Toxicology Graduate Program must have a Bachelor of Arts or Science degree from an accredited institution and an academic record which satisfies the minimum admission standards established by the Graduate Division, University of California, Riverside.This includes a minimum GPA of 3.0 (at least 3.25 preferred), a combined GRE score of at least 300, and a minimum TOEFL score of 80 for international applicants.

Although no specific undergraduate degree specialization is required, students enrolled in the program should have an adequate background in the basic physical sciences such as chemistry, physics and mathematics, as well as in the biological sciences. Normally, admitted students will have satisfied all prerequisite course work. Under special circumstances, students who have not completed all undergraduate requirements may be admitted provided that these deficiencies are corrected at the beginning of their graduate studies. Deficiencies must be corrected by taking the appropriate course work if undergraduate or other previous training has not included the following:

Biology (2 quarters)
General Biochemistry (2 quarters)
Molecular Biology (1 quarter)
General Chemistry (1 year)
Quantitative Chemistry (1 quarter)
Organic Chemistry (1 year)
General Physics (1 year)
Calculus (2 quarters)
Statistics (2 quarters)
Physical Chemistry (2 quarters)
Biochemistry 184 (4), Physical Biochemistry may be taken instead

Students whose research emphasis is either biological or biochemical do not need to take Quantitative Chemistry unless required by their Guidance Committee.

Financial Aid

Financial assistance is available for most qualified students. This includes a variety of Graduate Student Research Assistantships, Graduate Division Fellowships, Chancellor's Distinguished Fellowships, Dean's Fellowships, Teaching Assistantships, Nonresident Tuition Fellowships, and Fee Fellowships.

Priority consideration is given to students who apply by January 5th of the year that they plan to enter the program.

The absolute deadline for fall quarter admission without financial support is April 1st for international applicants and September 1 for domestic applicants. 

Graduate Student Fellowships
The Environmental Toxicology Graduate Program provides financial assistance to admitted students. Most support is allocated  to Ph.D. students, and outstanding M.S. students are considered on a case by case basis. Continued funding during the graduate career is contingent upon the student maintaining good academic standing.
FAFSA
All students interested in receiving financial assistance such as fellowships, Graduate Research Assistantships, and Teaching Assistantships must submit a FAFSA application once they are admitted to the program.

Related Costs

Tuition waivers are usually awarded for qualified out-of-state students. Out of state domestic students are expected to establish California residency during the first year of graduate school. The majority of students also receive a partial fee remission and health insurance.
Living and Housing
The cost of living is comparable to or lower than that of most other major universities in California. The university has residence halls and apartments for single students as well as family student housing. Off-campus housing remains reasonablty priced with apartments, houses and condominiums within easy walking or biking distance.

Location

Riverside is a cosmopolitan city of 288,000 located in rolling hills and among citrus groves at the western end of Riverside County, about an hour's drive from Los Angeles, the beach cities, alpine mountains, and the Mojave desert.
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General Campus Information

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900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

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Department Information

Environmental Toxicology Graduate Program
1140 Batchelor Hall

Tel: (951) 827-4116
Alt Tel: (800) 735-0717
E-mail: BSGSAC Graduate Student Advisor - etox@ucr.edu

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