Individuals with a prior advanced degree in the health sciences (PharmD or other degree in the health sciences) will be considered for admission to the Clinical Pharmaceutical Scientist program. Exceptional, highly motivated students with a bachelor’s or master’s degree in science-related fields and a strong interest in clinical research are also encouraged to apply. Applicants must also meet the admission criteria of Pharmaceutical Sciences graduate program.

How to apply

Applications must be submitted electronically through Pharmacy Graduate Application Service (PharmGrad). A personal statement, three references (submitted online), and GRE scores are required. Applications for the fall term are evaluated on a rolling basis; however, completed applications should be submitted by January 5th, to interview on-site during our recruitment weekend, typically in January or February. Regular admission notification typically occurs in February for September enrollment.

Financial support

Opportunities for tuition scholarships, stipends, and health insurance are described on the Pharmaceutical Sciences graduate program web site. Additional scholarship and award opportunities are available.

For more information

Interested applicants are encouraged to contact us or visit us at the Personal Placement Service (PPS) during the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting.

Contact Information

Philip E. Empey, PharmD, PhD
Associate Professor
205 Salk Pavilion
Pittsburgh, PA 15261
Phone: 412-648-7219
Fax: 412-624-1850