Graduate Pharmacy Programs Admissions

The following are common eligibility criteria among the three graduate programs:

  • Completion of (as a minimum) a 4-year bachelors or professional degree

  • High quality performance as an undergraduate

  • Clear evidence of a serious commitment towards graduate study in the chosen discipline

  • Evidence that the applicant frequently displays initiative to learn

Some common elements to the application process are:

  1. Submission of an electronic application and application fee to the Purdue University Graduate School, which must be done online. There is a mandatory application fee.

  2. A transcript from each college or university that has awarded the applicant credit.  For international applicants from non-English speaking countries: you will need to upload both original language documents as well as official English translations of your transcripts, along with copies of your diploma if the transcript does not show the date that the degree was awarded to you.

  3. A Statement of Purpose uploaded into the application system that addresses the reasons why the applicant wants to continue their education and how they have prepared for graduate study.

  4. Three candid letters of recommendation that evaluate both the strengths and weaknesses of the applicant. The preferred method of receiving recommendations is to have the recommenders upload them into the application system.

  5. GRE General Exam

  6. Demonstrated English proficiency for non-native speakers of English via the TOEFL exam, or the academic version of either the International Language Testing System (IELTS) or the Pearson Test of English (PTE)

As stated above, the application and application fee are submitted electronically to the Graduate School. The official test scores are also submitted electronically to Purdue.  Recommendations and the statement of purpose should be uploaded into the application system.  You have the option to upload unofficial transcripts and/or academic documents from each institution attended in the Education Background section of the online application.  Or, you may send hard copies to the following address:

Graduate Admissions Committee
Purdue University College of Pharmacy
Heine Pharmacy Building, Room 104
575 Stadium Mall Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2091

If you have any questions about your application that are not answered in the graduate admissions FAQ you should contact the Graduate Programs Coordinator at gradprog@pharmacy.purdue.edu in the office of the Associate Dean for Graduate Programs for the College of Pharmacy, or call 765-494-1362.

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