Graduate Application

How to Apply

Admissions Process

A completed application is required for all students to be considered. Applications must be submitted by January 4th to be considered for the Fall semester. There are no Spring semester admissions. Applications are reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis so it is wise to apply as early as possible. We recommend students mention faculty members whose work interests them. All faculty within your designated track will review your applications and will offer interviews to qualified students. Students with a faculty sponsor (i.e., a faculty member who expresses interest in recruiting the student to their laboratory) are given priority. Following the interview, a final selection is made, and students are notified of their acceptance.

Requirements for Admissions

  • Previous undergraduate degree
  • Three references (submitted on-line)
  • Personal statement – indicating 1-3 faculty members you would like to work with
  • Applicants are reviewed holistically, and GRE scores are not required, but will be evaluated if submitted.

If English is the official language of your country or if you have graduated from a U.S. institution proof of English proficiency is not required. For all other students, the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required. The minimum score for consideration for admission is 100. For IELTS the minimum acceptable score is 7.0. We are now accepting Duolingo scores if you are not able to take the TOEFL or IELTS. The minimum score for Duolingo is 130 and the test can be found Any application with a lesser score will not be reviewed. You must submit TOEFL (or IELTS) scores to PharmGRAD; institution code is 2927.

While not a requirement, it is recommended that applicants have research experience.

Tuition and Fees

Updated tuition rates and mandatory fees for the Graduate program are available at the Graduate Tuition and Mandatory Fees website.

Financial Aid

Highly competitive teaching assistantships are available, as well a number of other scholarship and award opportunities.

Pitt2Pitt Scholarship

Pitt2Pitt is a scholarship program that can help graduating University of Pittsburgh seniors or alumni complete a Pitt master's degree. This program is offering streamlined admissions with funds distributed over the fall and spring semester. Scholarship amounts vary depending on full vs. part-time students.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted electronically through Pharmacy Graduate Application Service (PharmGrad). This service enables you to generate one primary application that can be submitted to multiple graduate degree programs. For the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy, the application must be electronically submitted on or before midnight Eastern Standard Time on January 4th. To eliminate any unforeseen problems, it is recommended that you submit your application early . This will ensure eligibility to update fall grades and if any issues arise, they can be investigated and resolved before the January deadline.