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Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences - Toxicology, M.Sc.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #801 (QS) , MT,
Nestled in the heart of western Montana’s stunning natural landscape, the University of Montana is a place where top-tier students, educators and researchers from across the country and around the globe come and thrive. UM is located in Missoula, Montana’s second-largest city with a population of 80,000 residents.


The faculty of the CEHS within the Department of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences and the Department of Chemistry offer training in molecular and cellular toxicology for the Ph.D. and M.S. degrees. Funding has been provided by the following mechanisims: COBRE, teaching and research assistantships, and individual fellowships.

The research facilities within the CEHS are state-of-the-art with dedicated staff scientists available for providing training in novel technologies. Planned expansion and continual addition of new faculty further enhance the overall research environment and national status of all investigators and trainees.
The friendly, collaborative nature of the faculty facilitates students and faculty to concentrate on learning and research. The graduate program emphasizes one-on-one faculty-student interactions.

Extensive research and graduate training funding along with the research facilities provide students with overall resources to conduct research at the highest levels. This combined with the unique environment of living in the beautiful Western Montana mountain region form a training environment that is rich and rewarding.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biochemistry
  • Current Research Literature
  • Advanced Cellular Biochemistry
  • Toxicology I – Principles of Toxicology
  • Toxicology II – Toxic Agents
  • Neuropharmacology
  • Pharmacogenetics
  • Immunotoxicology
  • Respiratory Toxicology
  • Neurotoxicology or
  • Topics in Toxicology

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • Deadline: December 1
    • Applications received after December 1st will still be considered
  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    30 credits* alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

A completed application package, consists of the following:

  • Online Application 
  • A minimum undergraduate or masters GPA of 3.0 is desired
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Original transcripts from all colleges and/or universities attended
  • Original GRE (ALL Scores) scores; all scores are to be sent from ETS.
  • Copy of Passport; an interview may be required. Students with very strong letters of recommendation and demonstration of research experience and research potential will be considered if the guidelines for the GRE and GPA are not met.
  • Personal statement
  • $51.00 US application fee

Tuition Fee

  • International

    262 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 262 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    262 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 262 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Missoula

  • 1000 - 2080 USD/month
    Living Costs

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