2. Admission to the Distance Learning Program

Applicants must have completed a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, with at least 3 credits in chemistry and 3 credits in biology.  Applicants must have demonstrated proficiency in verbal and written English.  Applicants with prior exposure to fundamental scientific areas such as chemistry, biochemistry, or cellular and molecular biology are particularly encouraged to apply.

Applying to the distance program requires attention to five steps:

  1. Apply to the Laboratory-based Distance Master’s Degree Program via the on-line application form at the KU Pharmacology and Toxicology website or by clicking here.
  2. Compose an up to one page “Purpose Statement” that outlines why you want to pursue a M.S. degree and how you envision this effort contributing to your professional goals.
  3. Request transcripts from all previous educational institutions and send GRE scores. TOFEL scores must be submitted if you are an international applicant.
  4. Supply two (2) Letters of Recommendation, preferably from prior professors or direct supervisors as described below.
  5. Identify a Ph.D. level on-site advisor and ask them to send a letter that outlines their professional relationship to you and their willingness to serve as your mentor. See below for more information.

Materials submitted for application to the program will be reviewed by an admissions committee composed of faculty from the department. If accepted, a faculty member in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology will serve as the student’s academic adviser and the program executive committee will oversee academic progress of each student. The advisor will assist the student in planning the program of study that is related to the student’s interests and professional goals, and fulfills college and university requirements.

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