Application Process

Fall 2023 Admission

Accepting Applications

Apply to the Pharmaceutical Sciences Ph.D. program by December 1 to be considered for the first round of interviews in February. To get started on your graduate application, be sure to review all of the necessary steps below carefully.

Medicinal Chemistry lab featuring chair, Dr. Hendrick Luesch

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.

Important Information:

Fall Enrollment

The on-campus graduate program accepts students for FALL TERM ONLY. Applications for spring or summer admission will not be considered.

GRE No Longer Required

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

Select M.S. Concentrations

On-campus master’s degree applications are currently only accepted in select concentrations.  Contact the department graduate coordinator to confirm if the concentration will admit a master’s degree student BEFORE applying to the program.

Step 1: Intent to Apply

Make sure that you do not miss any important information about the application process by completing the Intent to Apply form below. This will allow our admissions team to identify your UF application and connect it to the appropriate department for review. We will also keep in contact with you throughout the application process to provide support and additional information.

Please note the Intent to Apply form is separate from the UF graduate application. It is also not intended to directly contact our admissions team. If you have any questions about the program or admissions process, please visit our Contact Us page.

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Step 2: Graduate Application

Complete the UF Graduate Application through the University of Florida Admission portal. Your application will NOT be considered complete until the following requirements have been met:

  • Indicate the correct degree level on your application.
    • On-campus master’s degree applications are currently only accepted in select concentrations.  Contact the department graduate coordinator to confirm if the concentration will admit a master’s degree student BEFORE applying to the program. Master’s degree students are not eligible for funding or tuition coverage.
  • Select the appropriate program of study (i.e. department) under the Pharmaceutical Sciences heading. This should match the program you selected in the Intent to Apply form. 
  • Pay the $30 application fee with the submission of the online UF graduate application.
    • The program cannot access and begin reviewing your application until the application fee has been paid.
    • The UF application fee is non-refundable and valid for one calendar year.
    • The College of Pharmacy graduate program is unable to provide fee waivers for the UF application fee.
  • Upload your additional required materials:
    • Updated CV or resume
      • Pursuant to Florida Statute, your application requires inclusion of ALL post-high school education and employment, as well as information about ongoing international affiliations and research funding. Please ensure this information is included on your curriculum vitae (CV) or résumé.
    • GPA calculation form
      TIP: The GPA calculator requires you to enter the grades earned in your upper-division courses. Read the directions carefully to complete the section.
    • Three letters of recommendation to be requested electronically
      TIP: Allow time for your recommenders to receive and respond to this e-request before the application deadline
    • A Statement of Purpose that explains how your prior experiences and academic background have prepared you for graduate study, how your interests overlap with those of the department, and your future goals. This statement should be 1-2 pages, or approximately 500 words, although it is not required.
      TIP: Please include your department of interest in the title of this document (i.e. Statement of Purpose – Pharmaceutics).
    • Applicants to the Pharmaceutical Outcomes & Policy concentration are required to complete additional supplemental questions, found on the department’s website.

Step 3: Submit Transcripts

Send official transcripts from every school that you reported on the UF Graduate Application.  Transcripts must be original and come directly from the previous institution, either electronically or by mail in a sealed envelope.  Unofficial transcripts can be uploaded for initial review, but official transcripts must be submitted before you can enroll in the program.
TIP: Do NOT send transcripts to the College of Pharmacy or to the individual department.

Transcripts can be sent via post or electronically.

  • Send official paper transcripts in a sealed envelope from the previous institution 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: International Application Information

All international applicants must provide proof of English Proficiency. Exemptions are granted only if applicants have successfully completed one academic year in a degree-seeking program at a recognized/regionally accredited university or college in the United States or a country where English is the official language; or if applicants hold an earned equivalent of associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s or PhD degree from a recognized/regionally accredited college or university in the United States or country where English is the official language.

English Proficiency

  • The following English Proficiency test scores are accepted:
    • TOEFL:  scores must be sent through the Education Testing Service (ETS) using the institution test code 5812.
    • IELTS:  scores must be sent through the IELTS Results Service E-Delivery.  An institution test code is not required. Paper scores or unofficial scores from students will not be accepted.
    • Duolingo: UF does not accept language test scores from Duolingo
  • Send official test scores directly from the testing service to the UF Office of Admissions. Self-reported scores, unsealed copies of score reports or photocopies of score reports cannot be accepted as official final documents.
  • Please note that Florida law requires international students to prove English proficiency to be funded as a graduate assistant with teaching duties. If you chose to not submit previous English Proficiency scores due to being eligible for the test waiver, 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.

International Transcripts

  • Transcripts and degree certificates/diplomas not issued in English must be accompanied by a certified, literal line-for-line English translation of the original document. Acceptable certified translations are issued by your institution or a professional translating service.
  • Unofficial transcripts and degree certificates can be uploaded for initial review, however official transcripts, translations (if applicable) and degree certificates/diplomas are required and must be submitted no later than the end of your first semester of enrollment in the program.
  • Digitally uploaded academic credentials must include the same information appearing on an official transcript, including biographical information, institution name, signatures, seals and stamps.

International Center

Once admitted, the UF International Center (UFIC) works with international students to transition to campus.  The College of Pharmacy Office of Graduate Education will initiate the I-20 request for admitted international students shortly after receiving the signed Letter of Admission.  Soon after, the UFIC will contact the student for the appropriate documentation for the visa process.

International Applications

UF Admissions Website

More information for international applicants can be found on the UF Admissions Website