College of Medicine

Forensic Toxicology & Analytical Genetics - Graduate

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Dr. Isabel Mellon

Director of Graduate Studies

Associate Professor

College of Medicine

1095 V.A. Drive

306 Health Science Research Building

Lexington, KY 40536-0305

Program website

(859) 257-3760

  • MS

The Master of Forensic Toxicology and Analytical Genetics degree prepares professionals with an advanced training in focused areas of forensic science while developing workplace skills highly valued by employers in related fields. The program has two areas of concentration: one concentration is focused on Forensic Toxicology/Chemistry and the second on Forensic/Analytical Genetics. Through a common core curriculum, students in both concentrations will have foundational information and a skill set in advanced forensic science, writing, communication, professionalism, ethics, legal perspectives and workplace- specific laboratory skills. Through a rigorous targeted finishing curriculum in either concentration, including rigorous internship experiences and an individualized program of cognate elective courses the graduates will be competitive for workforce deployment in the areas of private industry drug testing, private DNA analysis, forensic governmental divisions, and hospital clinical labs. In addition, this program provides individuals with advanced skills and training that prepare them for rapid career advancement and leadership positions. The program is housed in the Department of Toxicology and Cancer Biology which has a longstanding history in graduate education. A link to the department’s programs in education is provided https://toxicology.med.uky.edu/tox-education

Application Requirements

Masters in Forensic Toxicology & Analytical Genetics - Application Requirements

CV Upload Required Yes
CV Instructions A CV indicating education, any academic honors/accomplishments, research-related experience (publications and presentations), laboratory experience, skills, and relevant work experience.
Personal Statement Upload Required Yes
Personal Statement Instructions

A personal statement indicating professional interests, qualifications and goals for program study and career goals.

Writing Sample Required No
Assistantship App Available*

No

GRE or GMAT Not required.
GRE Subject Test Not required.
Spring App Deadline Applications not accepted.
Summer App Deadline Applications not accepted.
Fall App Deadline July 15
Number of Recommendations 3 Letters of Recommendation.
Letters of Recommendations Instructions Letters should be provided by individuals who are familiar with your undergraduate and graduate coursework, research, employment, etc.

*Optional - you may upload a blank document, if you do not intend to apply for assistance.

Program requirements may change at any time. Contact the DGS of your intended program to confirm requirements.


Admissions Officer Contact Information

VIVIAN BOWLING

201A Gillis Building
859-257-4619
vivian.bowling@uky.edu


Contact

Dr. Isabel Mellon

Director of Graduate Studies

Associate Professor

College of Medicine

1095 V.A. Drive

306 Health Science Research Building

Lexington, KY 40536-0305

(859) 257-3760