Graduate Program

Thesis-Based M.S. and Ph.D. Admission Requirements

Apply by December 15 for Fall Admission

The Graduate Program’s thesis-based degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences is offered at both the master’s and doctoral levels, with concentrations in Medicinal Chemistry, Pharmaceutics and Pharmacodynamics.

These programs, designed for graduate students seeking research-intensive careers, require the completion of a fully accredited undergraduate education in the sciences. Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree in any of the following areas or request approval for a related discipline. Commonly accepted backgrounds include:

  • Pharmacy
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Biochemistry
  • Engineering

Applicants must also:

  • Have an overall GPA of 3.3 or greater on a 4.0 scale
  • Complete and submit an online application through the Temple's Graduate School with a required, non-refundable $60.00 online application fee ($75 for a printed and mailed application)
  • Submit official undergraduate and graduate transcripts from every school attended, unopened and bearing the school’s official seal, directly from each school’s registrar’s office to TUSP’s Office of Graduate Studies
  • Submit three letters of recommendation from individuals who can speak to your qualifications as a researcher and student, completed on the Reference Report for Graduate Studies or official letterhead
  • Complete and submit a Graduate Records Exam (GRE) score in the top 65th percentile
  • Complete and submit a Statement of Professional Plans and Goals
  • Complete and submit a TOEFL score if your native language is not English (see International Admission Requirements)
  • Submit an evaluation of foreign transcripts if you have foreign credentials (see International Admission Requirements)

All thesis-based graduate applicants are evaluated each spring for fall acceptance by members of the School of Pharmacy’s Graduate Committee.

Thesis-Based M.S. and Ph.D. Application Deadline

The postmark application deadline for the thesis-based program is December 15, though students applying to the program — especially international students and Ph.D. candidates who are interested in fellowships or teaching/research assistantships — are encouraged to apply early.

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

Graduate Program Courses and Curriculum

International Admission Requirements



Prospective students can direct questions and application materials to:

Temple University School of Pharmacy
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Office of Graduate Studies, Suite 528
3307 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19140

Sophon Din, Administrative Assistant