International Admission Requirements

Applicants with Foreign Credentials

If you are an international student applying to the Temple University School of Pharmacy (TUSP) or you have taken classes in countries other than the U.S., complete these requirements as they pertain to you in addition to all standard instructions for your program.

As always, direct questions and additional materials to your specific program’s admissions office according to its specific instructions:

Pharm.D.

Graduate Program — Thesis-Based M.S. and Ph.D. Degrees

M.S. in Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs (QA/RA)

Certificate Programs in QA/RA

Additional Academic Requirements for International Candidates

Pharm.D.: 

International students follow the same procedure for admissions as domestic students including application through PharmCAS. In addition the following requirements apply.

  • All applicants with foreign credentials must submit an evaluation of foreign transcripts through the third-party provider World Education Services (WES). The standards for equivalency held by WES are the same for Temple. Evaluations should be requested after all reported coursework is complete. 
  • TOEFL is not required.

*PLEASE NOTE ALL PHARM.D. STUDENTS MUST HAVE A GOVERNMENT-ISSUED SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER TO MATRICULATE*

Graduate:

  • Non-native English speakers must submit a TOEFL score with minimum requirements of:
    • Graduate Program in Pharmaceutical Sciences: 585 for paper version; 230 for computer version; 85 for internet (IBT) version.
    • M.S. in Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs and Pharmaceutics Non-Thesis Master’s: 585 for paper version; 230 for computer version; 85 for internet (IBT) version. Note: An IELTS score of 6.5 or higher in the Academic Test Scores Section may be accepted in lieu of a TOEFL score.
  • All applicants with foreign credentials must submit an evaluation of foreign transcripts through third-party provider World Education Services (WES). The standards for equivalency held by WES are the same for Temple. Evaluations should be requested after all reported coursework is complete. Note: Evaluations made through the Educational Credential Service (ECE) are alternatively accepted.
  • To avoid processing delays, use the exact same name (identical in spelling and formatting) on your application as you used when registering for your standardized tests. Slight differences can result in unmatched materials. If you have academic records under different names, contact your specific program’s admissions office.
  • International applicants to thesis-based graduate degree programs are encouraged to apply 90 days prior to the stated application deadline.
  • International applicants to the QA/RA or Pharmaceutics Non-Thesis Master’s Programs should verify their sources of financial support within two weeks of applying.
  • International applicants to the Graduate Program should visit the Graduate School for International Applications for pertinent admissions information broken down by country.

Employment Considerations for International Candidates

Financial support for Ph.D. candidates is available for qualified students in the form of University fellowships, teaching assistantships, and research assistantships. For students applying to MS programs you should be advised that financial support and employment opportunities are generally not available. It is therefore important that these students provide their own forms of financial support and make sure they can cover tuition, living expenses, health and matriculation fees for the duration of their education at Temple. Visit Temple’s Bursar for current figures. Work options may vary depending on your visa. Temple University cannot offer employment opportunities to meet international students’ work visas and cannot assist with outside placement.

For more information and helpful links, visit International Applicants.