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Master’s Degree Admissions

Master's Degree General Information

The master's degree program in pharmaceutical sciences with a concentration in pharmacy chemistry is administered through the University of Florida's College of Pharmacy. Upon successful completion of these programs, students will receive a diploma stating Master of Science in Pharmacy issued by the Graduate School of the University of Florida. The transcripts will read Master of Science in Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences with concentration in Pharmaceutical Chemistry.

Current UF students enrolled in other programs and former UF graduate students should contact dess@ahc.ufl.edu before applying.

Master’s Degree Minimum Requirements: For All (Domestic and International) Applicants

  1. A baccalaureate degree in a science subject from a regionally accredited institution. If the bachelor's degree is not in a natural science subject, please email Dr. Oliver Grundmann at grundman@ufl.edu.
  2. An upper-division GPA of 3.0 or higher. To calculate upper-division GPA please use the Upper Division GPA Worksheet.
  3. The GRE, Graduate Record Examinations, is required. To be competitive, applicants should have scores as shown below (taking into account which version of the GRE exam was taken).

    *An exemption for the GRE may be granted if the applicant has already earned a graduate or professional degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution. If the applicant earned a graduate or professional degree from an international institution, they must take and submit GRE scores. There is no exception.

    Exam Section New Exam (after Aug. 2011)
    Verbal 153
    Quantitative 144
    Total 297
    GRE scores take up to six weeks to get to the Admissions office. Please take this into account when scheduling the exam. Visit the GRE website to sign up to take the GRE.

Additional Master's Degree Minimum Requirements: For International Applicants Only

  1. The English language skill requirements for admission

Master's Degree Transfer of Credits

A maximum of 15 transfer credits are allowed to count toward a MS degree. These can include no more than nine credits from institutions approved by UF, with the remaining six credits obtained from non-degree seeking and/or graduate certificate courses at the University of Florida. These courses must be graduate level (5000-7999) and earned with a grade of “B” or higher. Students cannot transfer course(s) that have been taken more than seven years prior from the initial term as a master's degree student.

To have credits reviewed for transfer from another university, please email dess@ahc.ufl.edu the following information:

  • A copy of transcript (including a transcript key usually found on the back of the transcript)
  • A course syllabus for review of what was covered in the course
  • A letter containing which course(s) to be considered for transfer and which course(s) the transfer credits would replace in the pharmaceutical chemistry program

The request for transfer credits will be forwarded to the Supervisory Committee for the student’s major. Students must ensure official transcripts are on file with the Office of Admissions prior to requesting transfer credits.

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