Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Pharmaceutical Science in School of Pharmacy, University of Connecticut-USA

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Admission to the graduate programs in pharmaceutical sciences are handled through the University of Connecticut Graduate School.  Students are typically admitted as candidates for the Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences and concentrate in one of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences' disciplines - pharmacology & toxicology, pharmaceutics, and medicinal chemistry.  All students applying to the graduate school, must complete and submit an application to the University of Connecticut Graduate School, not directly to the School of Pharmacy or the department.  Current information and application instructions may be found on the graduate school website.

Questions regarding the status of your application should be addressed directly to the University of Connecticut Graduate School.  Contact the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences for questions regarding the program.

Graduate Program Coordinator
School of Pharmacy, Room 636
69 North Eagleville Road, Unit 3092
Storrs, Connecticut 06269-3092
Telephone: (860) 486-4066
Facsimile: (860) 486-6857

Admission Requirements

The following are the minimum qualifications for admission to the Graduate School. Seats in any incoming class are competitive and are almost always limited. Just meeting these minimum requirements does not guarantee you admission to a program. During the admission process the faculty evaluate your promise for superior achievement in your discipline and depending on the number of applicants, you may need qualifications substantially greater than the published minimums.

  • You must hold a baccalaureate degree or its equivalent from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • You must submit to the Graduate School official transcripts covering all of your previous academic work (both undergraduate and graduate). It must meet one of the following criteria:
    • A cumulative grade point average of 3.0 for your entire undergraduate record or
    • A grade point average of at least 3.0 for your last two undergraduate years or
    • Excellent work in your entire final undergraduate year (3.5 or better) or
    • Graduate work with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 or better (9-12 credits).
  • Applicants to many programs must submit test scores from the General Test of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). Some programs require GRE Subject Tests. Business programs require the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT). Check with your intended program to confirm which test scores are required, if any.
  • If you are not a native speaker of English, you must submit evidence of your proficiency in the English language. You may use the results from either one of two standardized tests for this purpose, not more than two years old. If you submit results from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), you need a minimum overall score of 550 for the paper-based test, or 80 for the Internet-based test. If you submit results from the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), you need an average overall band score of at least 6.5. Only the scores from the Academic Module, not the General Training Module, are applicable.

    If you are not a native speaker of English and are going to hold a teaching assistantship, you must satisfy UConn's English Proficiency Policy before being allowed classroom instruction contact This policy applies to immigrant students and students who have completed degrees at universities in the U.S. or other English speaking countries, as well as to students applying from abroad.
  • You may apply to more than one program at the same time by applying online to each program. There are several approved dual degree programs, for which only one application fee is required (see Fields of Study). Likewise, you may pursue more than one graduate degree at a time, so long as the faculties of all your active graduate programs know that you are doing so.
  • Please note - most departments have additional admission requirements (i.e. letters of reccomendation, personal statement, CV) Please check with your program of interest for further details.

    Application Filing Dates

    Due | January 7th  - School of Pharmacy PharmCAS Application Deadline for UCONN Students

    Due | January 7th  - School of Pharmacy PharmCAS Application Deadline for Transfer Students

    Due | February 1st - University of Connecticut Office of Transfer Admissions Application Deadline for Transfer Students

    Due | July 1st  - University Readmission Applications Accepted by the Office of the Dean of Students



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