Medicinal Chemistry, Pharmaceutics and Pharmacology Options

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Admissions Requirements M.S. or Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences
Medicinal Chemistry, Pharmaceutics and Pharmacology Options

The application deadline for fall admission is January 15. However, to ensure that an application will be completed in time for review, it is strongly recommended that the materials be submitted as early as possible. Applications submitted close to the deadline may not be processed in time to receive consideration. Each application must be complete, application fee paid, and all supporting documents received in order to be considered for admission.

These are general requirements and should be considered minimums:

  • Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent in pharmacy or other health profession, or a degree in an allied discipline such as biochemistry, biology or chemistry from an accredited college or university.
  • International applicants MUST SCORE at least 550 on the paper Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), 213 on the computer TOEFL (cBT), 79 on the internet TOEFL (iBT), or a 6.5 Overall Band Score on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Exam. Applicants opting for the iBT MUST ALSO score a minimum of 16 on each of the four component parts of the iBT (reading, listening, speaking, and writing).

Students will apply to the Auburn University Graduate School via an online application. The link to apply can be found at the bottom of this page. All required documents must be submitted for your application to be complete. This includes:

  • Statement of Purpose. We require all prospective students to write a Statement of Purpose essay of up to 1,000 words. It should include why you want to study the specific area that interests you, what you will do with your degree once obtained, why you think the specific area is important, and reasons you think you should be admitted (what strengths do you bring to the program).
  • Curriculum vitae.
  • Three letters of recommendation solicited and submitted via the online application system.
  • Processing fee of $60/Domestic or $70/International. The fee is paid by credit card at the time you submit your online application.

In addition to your online application, the student must arrange to have the following documents sent directly to the graduate school:

Official copy of GRE scores sent directly from ETS
The GRE is required for all student applicants. Auburn University's ETS institution code is 1005. A department code is not required. The GRE may be waived in certain circumstances (e.g. applicant has previously earned a doctoral degree, professional degree, or thesis-based master's degree). This decision will be made by the departmental program admissions committee on a case-by-case basis. When in doubt, providing a current GRE score will ensure that your application is complete.

Official copy of TOEFL scores (for international students) sent directly from ETS
Official transcripts from each institution from where college credit was earned. If a degree was earned the transcript must show the degree and date conferred. In addition, international students must have the institution conferring their degree submit an official certificate of completion.

The mailing address for the graduate school is listed below:
Auburn University
Graduate School
106 Hargis Hall
Auburn University, AL 36849-5122

An Application for Graduate Assistantships. There is no option to attach this document to the online application. It must be mailed or emailed directly to the department:
Harrison School of Pharmacy Graduate Program
Department of Drug Discovery and Development
Harrison School of Pharmacy
4306 Walker Building
Auburn University, AL  36849-5501

To Apply
To log in to the admission site for the first time, click on the link below, choose apply online and then click on create account. A fee of $60/Domestic or $70/International will be charged by the Graduate School for processing the completed application for admission. Once your application fee is paid, the application will be processed and available for review.

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Last Updated: September 6, 2019