How to Apply

Admissions Process

A completed application is required for all students to be considered. Applications must be submitted by January 6th. 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. These or similar faculty review the applications, and 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 notified of their acceptance.

Requirements for Admissions

  • Previous undergraduate degree

  • Three references (submitted on-line)

For International Students, the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required. If you have graduated from a U.S. institution OR if English is the official language of your country then proof of English proficiency is not required.  Details are found in our Graduate Program Handbook.

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

Tuition and Fees

Tuition per semester*: $13, 795 (in-state);  $14,714 (out-of-state)
Fees per semester: $469 (in-state and out of state)
Living Expenses per semester: $7,200 (approx.)
Estimated Health Insurance per year: $4,447 (student only, mandatory for international students)


Financial Aid

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

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 4. 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.


Contact Information

Lori M. Altenbaugh
Graduate Program Coordinator
University of Pittsburgh
School of Pharmacy
229 Salk Hall
Pittsburgh, PA 15261

Admissions Calendar

Applications Accepted: August 18th

Application Deadline:
January 4th, 2022

Semester Start:
August 27th, 2021