Graduate Programs - THESIS BASED ONLY

How to Apply to Thesis-Based M.S. and Ph.D. Degrees

Due December 15

Follow these simple steps to apply to the Graduate Program offered through the School of Pharmacy. These instructions cover all incoming thesis-based master’s and doctoral students.

Note that applicants to the Pharmaceutical Regulatory Sciences M.S. and the M.S. in Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance have different requirements and application procedures.

We are currently waiving the GRE’s requirement for applications for Fall 2022 due to COVID-19. TOEFL waivers may also be granted for International applicants who have completed their degrees from specific countries. 

Please contact our office directly to see if a TOEFL waiver may be granted. Please remember, waivers are granted only on a case-by case basis.

Step 1: Get Ready to Apply

Before applying, you should have already earned your bachelor’s degree in one of the accepted undergraduate areas of study and have taken or registered to take the Graduate Records Exam (GRE).

You should also thoroughly review the following information about the thesis-based Graduate Degrees (MS and PhD) in Medicinal Chemistry, Pharmaceutics and Pharmacodynamics:

Once you have decided that the graduate program is right for you, it’s time to apply.

Step 2: Apply Online and Submit Supporting Materials

You can apply to the School of Pharmacy’s thesis-based graduate programs online through our online application system. To begin, create an account with us.

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 Temple University School of Pharmacy’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.

Financial Aid

The majority of full-time graduate students are supported by teaching assistantships, research assistantships or fellowships. International candidates and prospective PhD students seeking financial assistance in the form of fellowships and Teaching/Research Assistantships are encouraged to apply earlier. We strongly encourage domestic underrepresented minority applicants to apply to our program. Temple University prides itself on a diverse and safe campus for all, and the graduate school have several Diversity initiatives

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Step 3: Receive Reply

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


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