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:
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.
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