Frequently Asked Questions


The University encourages a high score in this area; however, no minimum score is designated for admission to the PhD program in Pharmaceutical Sciences. As a guide, most students who are admitted achieve a minimum combined score of 1000 on the Verbal and Quantitative sections, and an analytical score of at least 3.0. Many applicants achieve much higher scores. Suitability for admission is not determined solely on the basis of GRE scores.

International applicants who are citizens of a country whose official language is not English and who have not completed a degree program at a regionally accredited institution in the United States must complete either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL; www.toeflgoanywhere.org) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS; www.ielts.org). A minimum score of 100 on the iBT (Internet-based test), 550 on the PBT (Paper-based test), or 213 on the CBT (Computer-based test) of the TOEFL, OR a minimum score of Band 7.0 on the IELTS, is required for admission.