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Important Dates

Ph.D. Program

  • Application Deadline: February 1
  • Admission Decisions: January/February

Master's Programs

  • On-Campus Masters Application Deadline: April 27
  • On-Campus Masters Admission Decisions: March/April
  • Online Masters (Lab-/Lit-based) Application Deadline: Rolling Admission
  • Online Masters (Lab-/Lit-based) Admission Decisions: Rolling Review

Steps to Apply

Step One: GRE

Not required for students with M.S. or bachelor's degrees from the U.S. | On-campus programs only

If Applying to an On-Campus Program - Take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) (not required for the distance M.S. programs)

  • GRE scores must be no more than three years old.
  • Request that the testing agency send your scores directly to KU (code: 6871-0216):

Step Two: English Proficiency

(Non-Native English Speakers only)

Students who are non-native English speakers, must demonstrate proficiency in reading, writing and listening in English via the TOEFL, IELTS or PTE test.

Step Three: Apply

Fees

Application Fees: Domestic Students $65 | International Students: $85

What You Will Need to Complete the Application

To complete and submit the online KU Graduate Application for a degree in KU Pharmacology & Toxicology, you will need the following information:

1. Transcripts
  • Be prepared to submit a copy of all undergraduate and graduate transcripts online as part of your KU Graduate Application. The online (unofficial) copy will be used during initial consideration.
  • If you are accepted into the KU Pharmacology & Toxicology program, you will be required to have official copies of your transcripts sent directly to KU to verify the information in your online application.
  • You are welcome to have your official transcripts sent directly to KU at any time.
2. GRE Scores (On-campus programs only. Not required for students with M.S. or bachelor's degrees from the U.S.)
  • Request that the testing agency send your scores directly to KU (code: 6871-0216).
  • GRE scores must be no more than three years old.
3. Resume/Curriculum Vita (CV)
  • Be prepared to upload a copy of your resume or curriculum vita (CV).
  • Include details of previous research experience.
4. Personal Statement
  • Be prepared to upload a one to two page personal statement detailing your research experience and why you want to study pharmacology and toxicology.
5. Letters of Recommendation
  • Be prepared to enter the names and emails of three individuals, preferably professors or direct supervisors, who can provide a recommendation on your behalf.
  • The individuals you identify will receive instructions via email to submit their recommendation.
Online Master's Degrees - Laboratory-based Students

Applicants for the laboratory-based Online Master's Degree must submit two letters of recommendation and one letter of sponsorship from an advisor willing and able to oversee thesis research at the student's location.

6. English Proficiency Scores

Non-Native English Speakers Only

  • Students who are non-native English speakers, must demonstrate proficiency in reading, writing and listening in English via the TOEFL, IELTS or PTE test.
  • Request that your testing agency send your official scores directly to KU (Code: 6871-30)

Upon Acceptance

Official Transcripts

Upon acceptance to a KU Pharmacology & Toxicology program, if you have not already done so, you will need to have copies of your official transcripts sent directly to:

Dept. of Pharmacology & Toxicology Graduate Studies
University of Kansas

Malott Hall, Room 5064
1251 Wescoe Hall Drive

Lawrence, KS 66045-7572

- Include all undergraduate and graduate transcripts.


Financial Resources Statement - International Students Only

KU International Support Services might contact you to request a financial resources statement as part of the process to attain necessary visa documentation.

Questions?

Honglian Shi
Director of Graduate Studies
hshi@ku.edu
785-864-6192

Rick Dobrowsky
Director of Online Graduate Studies
dobrowsky@ku.edu
785-864-3531