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Application Information

Please note: M.S. level students are generally not considered for financial support. Financial support in the form of University fellowships, teaching assistantships, and research assistantships is generally available to Ph.D. candidates only. Only under rare circumstances are MS-level students considered for support.

All applications for thesis-based degrees (M.S. and Ph.D.) are evaluated once each year in the Spring for acceptance into the Fall semester. The application deadline for all students seeking thesis-based M.S. or Ph.D. degrees in Pharmaceutical Sciences is Dec 15th. Candidates are encouraged to apply to the graduate program and become matriculated students as early as possible (December 15th for PhD students interested in fellowships, teaching and/or research assistantships).

Interested in obtaining information about our graduate programs? Ready to apply? Applications are submitted online. Please create an account on the Graduate School website to begin your application. The progress of your application can be tracked through this account A fee of $60.00 will be assessed.

Questions regarding the application process or the status of applications should be directed to:

Graduate Admissions Office, Room 528

Temple University School of Pharmacy

Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences



Graduate School Policies and Procedures

Current Policies and Procedures are described on the Temple Graduate School site.

International Applicants

International applicants should review the information regarding admissions applicable to them.

Continuous Enrollment/Registration

To remain in good standing a graduate student must maintain continuous enrollment (i.e., 1 or more semester hours each Fall and Spring) from the semester of matriculation through the semester of graduation. The only exception is for a student on a Leave of Absence (L.O.A. application form).


Financial Assistance

Financial support is available for qualified students in the form of University fellowships, teaching assistantships, and research assistantships. Foreign students whose first language is not english and intend to apply for teaching or research assistantships may need to take the Test of Spoken English (TSE).



  • Hold a baccalaureate degree in pharmacy, chemistry, biology, biochemistry, engineering, or related discipline from an accredited college or university.
  • Furnish official undergraduate and graduate transcripts sent directly from the University to our Office of Graduate Studies (including Temple University).
  • Grade point average of at least 3.3 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Submit at least three (3) letters of recommendation from individuals who can speak to your qualifications as a researcher and graduate student.
  • Submit results from the general Graduate Record Examination (GRE), scoring at least in the 65th percentile. Applicants whose native language is not English must submit a TOEFL score.


Contact the Office of Graduate Studies

Prospective students and for admissions, please contact:

Sophon Din, Administrative Assistant




Current graduate students, please contact:

Almira Cutler, Administrative Assistant




Daniel J. Canney, Ph.D., Director of Graduate Studies



Temple University School of Pharmacy

Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Office of Graduate Studies, Suite 528

3307 N. Broad St.,

Philadelphia, PA 19140