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 replace it with the following:
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. However, if this is not the case then for 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 120 and the test can be found Any application with a lesser score will not be reviewed. You must submit TOEFL (or IELTS) scores to the PharmGRAD, institution code is 2927. 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 year: $28, 278 (in-state);  $30,162  (out-of-state)
Fees per year: $1,130
Estimated Living Expenses per year: $29,000
Insurance per year: $4,728 (student only)
Total/Year: $63,136(in-state); $65,020 (out-of-state)

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
3501 Terrace Street
5016 Salk Hall, Student Services
Pittsburgh, PA 15261

Admissions E-Mail

Admissions Calendar

Applications Accepted: August 18th, 2022

Application Deadline:
January 4th, 2023

Semester Start:
August 28th, 2023