MS/PhD Admission Requirements

Admission requirements

To be eligible for graduate study, you must:

  • Provide a complete set of your official undergraduate (and, if applicable, graduate) transcripts showing one of the following:
    • have earned a bachelor's degree (or its equivalent) from a nationally or regionally accredited college or university that includes 12 or more credits in higher level chemistry, biochemistry, biology, physiology, pharmacology, pharmaceutics, genetics and/or related area. 
    • be within one academic year of earning a bachelor’s degree (or its equivalent) from a nationally or regionally accredited college or university with 12 or more credits in higher level chemistry, biochemistry, biology, physiology, pharmacology, pharmaceutics, genetics and/or related area. 
    • be eligible to apply as part of a memorandum of understanding between your current institution and Binghamton University and have completed 12 or more credits in higher level chemistry, biochemistry, biology, physiology, pharmacology, pharmaceutics, genetics and/or related area.
  • Have earned, at minimum, one of the following:
    • a 3.0 GPA over your entire undergraduate career
    • a 3.0 GPA during your last 60 semester credits or 90 quarter credits of your undergraduate degree, with most courses graded regularly (not as "pass/fail")
    • a 3.0 GPA in a graduate degree, with most courses graded regularly (not as "pass/fail")
      • In consideration of the different grading scales used around the world, each academic department evaluates international transcripts to determine on a case-by-case basis whether they demonstrate one of the above requirements.

To be eligible for graduate study in the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, you must:

  • Provide a complete set of your undergraduate (and, if applicable, graduate) transcripts showing one of the following:
    • that you have earned, or are within one academic year of earning, a bachelor's degree (or its equivalent) from a nationally or regionally accredited college or university that includes 12 or more credits in higher level chemistry, biochemistry, biology, physiology, pharmacology or related areas. 
    • that you are eligible to apply as part of a memorandum of understanding between your current institution and Binghamton University and have completed 12 or more credits in higher level chemistry, biochemistry, biology, physiology, pharmacology or related areas.
    • that you have earned a GPA of 3.0 or above, with a science GPA of 3.0 or above.

GRE scores are not required. However, students are free to submit GRE scores if they feel it would be beneficial to their application. 

  • Online graduate degree application with graduate degree application fee
  • Transcripts from each college or university that you have attended.
  • 500-word personal statement that specifically addresses your research interests and professional goals with a mention of possible current Binghamton University School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences PhD faculty member(s) whose current research may best coincide with your background and interests
  • Curriculum vitae 
  • Two letters of recommendation for graduate study

For general guidelines for these materials and to apply, see the Graduate School MS/PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences page.

International students must also submit the following materials:  

  • International Student Financial Statement (ISFS) form
  • supporting financial documentation (such as bank statements, scholarship or sponsor letters, etc.)
  • proof of English proficiency:
    • TOEFL (≥ 100)  
    • IELTS (≥6.5)  
    • PTE(≥53)
    • Academic/Duolingo (≥105)

For more information about these materials, see the International Students section of the Admission Requirements website

Application fee waivers

Application fee waivers are generally not granted except in very specific circumstances outlined on the web. Eligible students include the following:

  • CSTEP, EOP, HEOP, LSAMP Program, Project 1000, SEEK Program or TRIO Program (McNair Scholars Program, Student Support Services, Upward Bound, etc.) students
  • GEM Fellowship applicants
  • United States Armed Forces veterans and active duty service members

This information is subject to change. While we make every effort to update these program pages, we recommend that you contact the department with questions about program-specific requirements.

Deadlines

Degree Fall
MS in Pharmaceutical Sciences Rolling (before March 15)
PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences Rolling (before March 15)

Contact

Pharmaceutical Sciences
School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
pharmsci@binghamton.edu
607-777-5800


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