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Why Temple School of Pharmacy

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Prospective Students

Graduates of our accredited Pharm.D. program receive a professional degree and are eligible to sit for the Board of Pharmacy Licensure examination to become registered pharmacists, although other career paths are available to them. Temple School of Pharmacy requires applicants to have completed two years of pre-pharmacy either at Temple University or another institution prior to matriculation. After admission there are three years of didactic and experiential education and a final year of experiential education. All students at the professional level must begin in the fall semester. Please review the required prerequiste courses, our curriculum, our targeted educatonal competencies, Technical Standards for the Doctor of Pharmacy Degree, Graduation Rates and NAPLEX Pass Rates, and Organizations and Fraternities active at the school.


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Browse to the Pharm.D. Admissions page to review the application process. Application instructions are located on that page as well as the supplemental application [pdf pdf icon]. The application deadline is February 1, 2012.




A Ph.D. or M.S. degree in the pharmaceutical sciences is frequently the choice of those interested in a career in research, the pharmaceutical industry, government agencies or academia. We offer advanced degrees in Medicinal Chemistry, Pharmaceutics, and Pharmacodynamics. 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.


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Our non-thesis based M.S. in Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs program is the most comprehensive academic curriculum of its kind, featuring advanced courses in the quality principles and regulatory issues affecting today's pharmaceutical industry. Our program fulfills regulatory requirements for training and also helps individuals develop critical thinking skills in regulatory and quality issues for career advancement. We also offer a non-thesis based M.S. degree in pharmaceutics. Applications are accepted throughout the year for non-thesis based M.S. programs.


Visit the Graduate School admissions page to begin your application process. Graduate applicants should review the admission requirements for the selected program. Specific admissions information for international students is also on this page. Additional helpful information appears here.


Learn more about us

Why come to the Temple School of Pharmacy? Temple is a world-class university with students from over 100 countries. Temple students, faculty and staff are engaged in a wide range of service and research activities that benefit our neighbors down the street, across town, throughout the region and around the world and we are committed to protecting the safety and security of our community.


View tuition costs and investigate student financial services. Explore Student Affairs, Disability Resources and Services and the Library on the Health Sciences Campus.


Studying in a foreign country can be an enriching but unfamiliar experience. Our goal is to make your time at Temple both enjoyable and successful. Visit our Office of International Services for more information.


Learn more about Philadelphia, and the Temple University Health Sciences Campus. A map of the Health Sciences campus may be found here. You may view maps and directions to all Temple University campuses here. Public information for the University may be found here.