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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 before applying.

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

  1. A baccalaureate degree in a natural science subject from one of the institutional accreditors (or international equivalent) found in the “Accreditation” section at If the bachelor's degree is not in a natural science subject, please email Dr. Oliver Grundmann at
  2. An upper-division GPA of 3.0 or higher. To calculate upper-division GPA please use the Upper Division GPA Worksheet.

The GRE is no longer required for admission into the online Pharmaceutical Chemistry program.

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 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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