Pharmaceutics, MS, PhD - Application Process

Pharmaceutics, MS (non-thesis)

Application Process

First:

Apply online

Then:

  • Submit official college transcripts from all colleges attended. If you attended USciences we will obtain the USciences transcript for you.
  • Submit a 1000-word personal statement explaining your short and long term study and career goals. The personal statement may be submitted as part of application via the application portal, as an email attachment, or sent separately via postal mail.
  • Submit a resume or curriculum vitae.
  • Submit three letters of recommendation.

Prerequisites

BA or BS degree in pharmacy, a science, or a health program from an accredited college or university.

The following are prerequisite course subjects and the credit hours associated with each that are listed to aid determination of equivalent prerequisite courses and to plan course loads for a Pharmaceutics graduate program:

  • Pre-Calculus, Calculus I-II (10 credits)
  • Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics I and II or equivalent (7 credits)
  • Introduction to Biostatistics or equivalent (3 credits)
  • Physical Chemistry I or equivalent (4 credits)
  • Differential Equations or equivalent (3 credits)
  • Analytical Chemistry / Lab (4 credits)
  • Cell biology methods and lab or equivalent (5 credits)

Required Examinations

Graduate Record Exam  Pharmaceutics graduate programs require an applicant to submit scores for a standardized test, the Graduate Record Exam (GRE). Individuals who are applying for a master’s degree are expected to achieve a minimum overall average of the sub-scores of at least the 50th percentile with no individual sub-score lower than the 30th percentile on this examination. Applicants for the doctoral degree program are required to take this examination and the applicant must achieve a minimum overall average of the sub-scores of at least the 60th percentile with no individual sub-score lower than the 40th percentile. However, other application information might allow an applicant to be admitted even if the scores on the entrance examinations fall below the range of the standards listed above.

TOEFL English Language Competency: Original TOEFL iBT (Test of English as a Foreign Language, Internet-based Test) or IELTS (International English Language Testing System) scores are required if the applicant's primary language is not English and/or the applicant has not earned a degree from an institution of higher learning in which the primary language of instruction was English. Proof of English as the primary instructional language must be supplied when the applicant is making this claim.

Even when the applicant has earned a college degree from an institution in which the primary language of instruction was English, if the applicant’s native language is not English, it is highly recommended that the applicant take the TOEFL-iBT or IELTS examination. Applicants who take these examinations are more likely to be admitted and are more likely to be successful in our graduate programs. For those applicants submitting scores from language tests, applicants must have earned a minimum score of 90 on the TOEFL iBT examination (IELTS minimum of 6.5) to be considered for admission into a graduate program at USciences. Additionally, a minimum score of 100 (IELTS minimum of 7.0) must be earned on the test to be considered for financial aid upon first entering a graduate program at USciences. (Note: Applicants who initially do not meet the minimum TOEFL or IELTS scores may request that they be considered for financial aid after they have completed at least two semesters of full-time attendance in a USciences’ graduate program. At that time, they will be evaluated to determine if they have sufficient English language skills to be able to adequately perform the duties required to receive financial aid. It should be noted that, even if deemed to be qualified, there is no guarantee that the applicant will be offered financial aid.)

An applicant is exempted from having to take these standardized examinations if the individual:

Deadlines

  Fall Entry Spring Entry
Priority Review for ALL applicants March 1 October 1
Domestic Students August 1 October 1
International Students March 1 October 1

Pharmaceutics, MS

Application Process

First:

Apply online

Then:

  • Submit official college transcripts from all colleges attended. If you attended USciences we will obtain this transcript for you.
  • Submit an 1000-word personal statement explaining your short and long term study and career goals. Also, please identify at least two of the program’s faculty whose research interests align most closely with yours. personal statement may be submitted as part of application via the application portal, as an email enclosure, or sent separately via postal mail.
  • Submit resume or CV
  • Submit three letters of recommendation.

Prerequisites

BA or BS degree in science or a health program from an accredited college or university

6 credits at the 300-400 level can be applied towards the degree. These credits are also listed to aid determination of equivalent prerequisite courses and to plan course loads for the full time status:

  • Pre-Calculus, Calculus I-II (10 credits)
  • Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics I-II, Pharmaceutics lab (8 credits)
  • Introduction to Biostatistics or equivalent (3 credits)
  • Physical Chemistry I or equivalent (3 credits)
  • Analytical Chemistry and lab (4 credits)
  • Cell Biology Methods with lab or equivalent (5 credits)
  • Research Methods in Pharmaceutics or equivalent (2 credits)

Required Examinations

GRE

Deadlines

  Fall Entry Spring Entry
Priority Review for ALL applicants March 1 October 1
Domestic Students August 1 October 1
International Students March 1 October 1

Pharmaceutics, PhD

Application Process

First:

Apply online

Then:

  • Submit official college transcripts from all colleges attended. If you attended USciences we will obtain this transcript for you.
  • Submit an 1000-word personal statement explaining your short and long term study and career goals. Also, please identify at least two of the program’s faculty whose research interests align most closely with yours. personal statement may be submitted as part of application via the application portal, as an email enclosure, or sent separately via postal mail.
  • Submit resume or CV
  • Submit three letters of recommendation.

Prerequisites

Only credits at the 700 or above level can be applied towards the degree.  The 300–400 level credits are listed to aid determination of equivalent prerequisite courses and to plan course loads for full time status.

  • Mathematical Analysis I–III or equivalent to Pre-Calculus, Calculus I–II (10 credits)
  • Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics I/ II/Pharmaceutics lab (8 credits)
  • Introduction to Biostatistics or equivalent (3 credits)
  • Physical Chemistry I or equivalent (4 credits)
  • Differential Equations or equivalent (3 credits)
  • Analytical Chemistry/Lab (4 credits)
    OR
  • Cell Biology Methods/Lab or equivalent (5 credits)
  • Research Methods in Pharmaceutics or equivalent (2 credits)

Required Examinations

GRE

Deadlines

  Fall Entry Spring Entry
Priority Review for ALL applicants March 1 October 1
Domestic Students August 1 October 1
International Students March 1 October 1

Contact:

Kamal Jonnalagadda, PhD
Professor and Director, Pharmaceutics Graduate Program

Office Location:

PharmTox (PTC) Building, Room 245

Address:

University of the Sciences
600 South 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495

Phone:

215-596-8942

Email:

s.jonnal@usciences.edu