Graduate Program

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 Pharmaceutics Non-Thesis M.S. and M.S. in Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance have different requirements and application procedures.

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 (M.S. and Ph.D.) 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 Temple University Graduate School.

Create an account to begin the online application or download a paper application to print and mail to TUSP’s Office of Graduate Studies.

You will need easy access to the following information to fill out the application:

  • Biographical data
  • Post-secondary institutions attended, to be accompanied by official transcripts, unopened and bearing the school’s seal, sent directly from each school’s registrar’s office to TUSP’s Office of Graduate Studies
  • Work experience
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Three letters of reference, sent directly from the referrer to TUSP’s Office of Graduate Studies, completed on the Reference Report for Graduate Studies or official letterhead
  • Statement of Professional Plans and Goals
  • Graduate Record Exam (GRE) score in the 65th percentile or greater
  • Non-refundable application fee ($60.00 for online submission; $75 for submission via mail)
  • TOEFL score for international applicants and non-native English speakers
  • 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)

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.

International candidates and prospective Ph.D.s seeking financial assistance in the form of fellowships and Teaching/Research Assistantships are encouraged to apply earlier.

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Download and Print Application

Apply to Pharmaceutics Non-Thesis M.S.

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