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

The following documents are required for a complete application in addition to the online application:

  • Official transcripts are preferred electronically. Please request electronic transcripts from post-secondary institutions attended to be sent to:  or unopened official transcripts, bearing the school’s seal must be sent directly from each school’s registrar’s office to TUSP’s Office of Graduate Studies.
  • Graduate Record Exam (GRE) score in the 65th percentile or greater (must submit scores electronically to our ETS school code #2906).
  • You will need a TOEFL score for international applicants and non-native English speakers (must submit scores electronically to our ETS school code#2906).
  • For applicants with foreign credentials, an evaluation of foreign transcripts through third-party provider World Education Services (WES) or Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE) (see International Admission Requirements)


The following information is required to complete the online application:

  • Your CV/Biographical data
  •  Work experience
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Three letters of reference. Please complete references request through online portal.
  • Your Statement of Professional Plans and Goals
  • Non-refundable $60.00 online application fee

Materials do not have to be received at the same time, but all applications, fees and supporting parts of the application must be received by December 15.

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