Pharmaceutical Sciences Graduate Program Admissions
At UB SoPPS, graduate students in the Pharmaceutical Sciences programs can witness their research translate from the bench to the bedside. Graduates with an MS or PhD degree in pharmaceutical sciences can become pharmacogeneticists, bioanalysts, clinical researchers and more.
PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences: Normally involves 4 years of additional training beyond the BS degree. Doctoral enrollees receive a full stipend (set at the NIH scale) with 100% tuition waiver! Additional amounts may be received through individual scholarships. U.S. citizens or permanent residents may apply for a fee waiver.
In addition to the requirements below, students who are applying to the BS/MS must first be accepted into the BS program and complete the junior year. Students who are applying to the MS or PhD must have a Bachelor's degree or higher in pharmacy, biochemistry, chemistry, biology, engineering, or other science.
Admission is awarded on a competitive basis to qualified applicants. Fall admission only. Selection is based on scholastic achievement, aptitude, personal qualifications, and evidence of motivation toward pharmaceutical sciences. These are judged from the college record, grade point average, the GRE, and letters of reference. In addition to intellectual and academic competence, the School's Admissions Committee considers communication skills, leadership ability, community service, research experience, and motivation for pursuing a career in pharmaceutical sciences. UB SoPPS is committed to a nondiscriminatory admission policy and philosophy. In accordance with federal and state laws, no person, in whatever relationship with the University at Buffalo, shall be subject to discrimination on the basis of age, religion or creed, color, disability, national origin, race, ethnicity, sex, marital or veteran status.
Apply here ONLY if you are interested in a MS or PhD degree in the Pharmaceutical Sciences. These graduate degrees are oriented toward research. If you are interested in being a licensed pharmacist, you should apply for entry into the PharmD program. Students must be first admitted by the Department before a faculty advisor is chosen. Thus, an applicant must seek admission from the Department, even though s/he may have preference regarding joining a particular laboratory.
MS or PhD Applicants: Complete the Online Interactive Graduate Application and submit the supplemental materials below to UB SoPPS, Office of Graduate Admissions, 445 Kapoor Hall, Buffalo, New York 14214-8033. The fax number is 716-829-6569. Applications are due February 15th. Late applications may be considered. To check the status of your application call 716-645-4846 or e-mail rrur...@buffalo.edu.
BS/MS Applicants: Please contact Dr. Kathleen Boje, Director of Undergraduate Pharmaceutical Sciences Programs at b...@buffalo.edu. Applications are due September 30th (fall semester of the senior year).