Application and Admissions

The Graduate Program in Pharmaceutics seeks top applicants from a wide range of disciplines such as pharmacy, physical chemistry, chemical engineering, biochemistry, pharmacology, computer science, and biostatistics.

Application Process Overview

Applying to a graduate program can be a lengthy endeavor, so it is helpful to understand how the process works. The general sequence of events is as follows:

You will submit your application materials into the online application system. The system will guide you through each step. When all required materials have been received, your file will undergo a formal appraisal by the Pharmaceutics department faculty. This typically occurs December through March, and occasionally continues into April or May. Incomplete applications cannot be evaluated. Your patience is appreciated while each application receives a careful and thorough review. Decisions will be made at the earliest possible time, and applicants may be placed on a waiting list for admission. You will receive communications from both the Pharmaceutics department and the Graduate School admissions office.

Visit the Graduate School website for help with checking your application status.

International applicants can also find additional help on the International Student Resources page.

Plan Ahead

Begin preparation 12 months in advance of your desired term. For example, if you hope to be admitted for entry in fall 2025:

  • Spring or summer 2024: Schedule the date for your English language proficiency exam for international applicants.
  • August-September 2024: Ask your recommenders for letters. Input all credentials in the online application before submitting it.
  • September-November 2024: Review your application online to ensure that ALL required materials arrive on or before our deadline of November 30, 2024 for applicants who wish to be nominated for the DOVE Fellowship and December 31, 2024 for all other applicants. Early applications are highly encouraged. Late applications will only be considered on a space and funds available basis.
  • December 2024-January 2025: Pharmaceutics faculty will start the process of evaluating completed applications.

After you submit the application, it is important to periodically check the status online and monitor your email for communications from the Pharmaceutics Graduate Program and Graduate School Admissions Office. If anything is missing, they will send you a message.