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 firstname.lastname@example.org before applying.
Master’s Degree Minimum Requirements: For All (Domestic and International) Applicants
- 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 email@example.com.
- An upper-division GPA of 3.0 or higher. To calculate upper-division GPA please use the Upper Division GPA Worksheet.
- 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
Additional Master's Degree Minimum Requirements: For International Applicants Only
- The English language skill requirements for admission
- If the applicant's native language is not English, or if they graduated with a bachelor's degree from a non-English speaking country, they must take and submit their TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or other Graduate Council approved English language skills test scores.
- Non-English speaking countries are those which are not included in the Graduate School's list of English speaking countries.
- To be admitted to a master's degree program, the applicant must score the following on the TOEFL:
TOEFL Exam Type Required Score Paper-based 550 Computer-based 213 Internet 80
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.