Admission

Applicants for graduate admission must hold a bachelor’s degree or a four-year professional degree. Prior training in pharmacy is not required but is generally preferable. 

All applicants must meet the following departmental and institutional requirements:

  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores of at least 150 on both the verbal and quantitative tests.
  • Applicants whose native language is not English must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and achieve a score of at least 79 in the internet-based test. (IBT) or an equivalent score in other versions of the TOEFL examination.
  • An undergraduate grade point average of at least 3.0 on the standard 4.0 U.S. grading system (with particular emphasis on the last 60 hours of coursework).


Application Procedures

  • Pre-Application

    To be considered, you must first submit a pre-application. Applications will not be considered without a pre-application approval. Only a limited number of new graduate positions are available each year and are dependent on funded research projects. This pre-application online service is available only during the months of September through November.

    You may start your pre-application here.

  • Application Process

    Please note: All application materials should be received by December 15 for admission the following fall. Late applications may be considered with prior approval of the College of Pharmacy Graduate Program.

    • Only those individuals who have received encouragement from the college in the pre-application process can complete a formal application.
    • Applications are best submitted through the admissions website. Please specify you are applying for the Doctor of Philosophy program (major code 1211R).
    • GRE and TOEFL scores must be provided directly by the testing services (the institutional code for the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center is 6902).

  • Supplemental Information

    (Preferably submit via single email attachment to OUPharmGrad@ouhsc.edu.)

    There are several items that should be sent directly to the University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy, Graduate Program, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, 1110 N. Stonewall Ave, CPB-303, Oklahoma City, OK, 73117:

    • Three letters of reference using this fillable pdf form. Download the Letter of Reference form.
    • A resume that lists your education and professional experience.
    • A personal statement which includes a narrative description of your career goals. Include your research interests and the area of specialization in which you wish to train.
    • One copy of any scientific or professional articles that you have authored or co-authored. (Limit to 3 most significant publications)

    Official transcripts from US Universities must be sent directly to: Office of Admissions and Records, University of Oklahoma HSC, 1105 North Stonewall, LIB 121, Oklahoma City, OK 73117-1221 or via email to admissions@ouhsc.edu.


  • International Students

    University policy requires that international transcripts be analyzed by the World Education Services (WES - www.wes.org) or by Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE - www.ece.org/ECE).  WES or ECE evaluation must be sent directly to: Office of Admissions and Records, University of Oklahoma HSC, 1105 North Stonewall, LIB 121, Oklahoma City, OK 73117-1221. Applications will not be reviewed without the WES or ECE evaluation.