Application Process

The GRE is no longer required for admission to the UF College of Pharmacy’s graduate programs. GRE scores will not be considered in admission decisions.

Fall 2021 Admission

Accepting Applications

Applicants for the Ph.D. program are encouraged to apply by December 1 to be assured consideration for onsite interviews in February 2021. Applications will be accepted through January. Applications for select on-campus M.S. programs will be accepted through April 6.

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Instructions to Apply

Steps 1 -5

To get started on the fall 2021 application, complete the Mandatory Department Application, step 1, to indicate your interest in our program. Decisions on first round interviews and nominations for fellowship for Ph.D. program applicants are finalized in early January; thus, completing your application by December 1 is encouraged.


The College of Pharmacy residential graduate program is currently NOT offering spring admission. Submit your Ph.D. application for the fall term by the December 1 priority deadline to be considered for admission and funding. Funding is not available for those pursuing the M.S. option.

Step 1: Mandatory Department Application

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These are on-campus, residential programs.

Step 2: Graduate Application

Complete the UF Graduate Application. In order for your application to be successfully processed, you MUST:

  • Indicate you are applying for the Ph.D. or Master’s degree goal. Note: residential master’s applications are not accepted in some departments, so check each department’s information carefully.
    • At this time, the College of Pharmacy’s graduate program primarily focuses on the Ph.D. track. While the college offers a master’s degree option in certain circumstances, we highly encourage our students to pursue Ph.D. studies. Also, please note that master’s degree students are not eligible for funding through the college.
    • The College of Pharmacy offers a number of online master’s degrees and certificates. Learn more:

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  • Select the appropriate program of study (i.e. department). This should match the program you selected on Step 1. Note: all departments are listed under the heading Pharmaceutical Sciences.
  • Pay the $30 application fee with the submission of the online application
  • Additional required materials to be uploaded on the graduate application are:
    • Your CV or resume
    • A statement of intent that explains how your prior experiences and academic background have prepared you for graduate study, how you interests overlap with those of the department and your future goals (limit to 1-2 pages). Please include your department of interest in the title of this document (i.e. Statement of Intent – Pharmaceutics).

Step 3: Submit Transcripts

Send official, original transcripts from every school that you reported on the UF Graduate Application in Step 2. Transcripts can be sent via post or electronically.

  • Send sealed, official transcripts via post to the following address
    University of Florida
    Office of Admissions
    201 Criser Hall – P.O. Box 114000
    Gainesville, FL 32611-4000
  • Send electronic transcripts directly FROM the institution TO the UF Office of Admissions at  The institution must use one of the following verified companies to submit transcripts or the transcripts cannot be considered valid and official. If one of these companies cannot be used, transcripts must be sent via post:
    • Parchment
    • Faster
    • National Student Clearinghouse
    • Transcripts Plus
    • Credential Solutions
    • E-script/Scrip-Safe

Step 4: English Proficiency/TOEFL Scores (International Applicants Only)

All applicants must have ETS (Educational Testing Service) send their official TOEFL test scores directly to the UF Office of Admissions at code 5812.

  • Only official, sealed scores, direct from ETS (Education Testing Service), are acceptable. Self-reported scores, unsealed copies of score reports or photocopies of score reports cannot be accepted as official final documents.
  • The TOEFL score requirement may be waived if you have completed one year of study at a U.S. institution. Please note that Florida law requires international students to prove English proficiency to be funded as a graduate teaching assistant. If you chose to not submit previous TOEFL scores, you may be asked to take the UF SPEAK test to comply with English proficiency regulations. Please review and comply with the University requirements for admission and English proficiency.