MS in Pharmaceutical Sciences

Our MS program is for students who have previously earned a BS degree and wish to acquire high-impact positions in research, industry, education and health care settings.

The program takes approximately two to three years to complete.

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in pharmacy, biochemistry, chemistry, biology, engineering or other science
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0/4.0
  • GRE is optional
  • Two letters of recommendation from faculty knowledgeable of the student's ability and capability. Evaluators should comment on laboratory research, communication skills, creativity, and intangibles in the student's academic performance. An email request will be sent directly to your recommenders when you submit your application for formal review.
  • Personal statement
  • Prior research experience and co-authorship in scientific publications are considered favorably.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in organic and physical chemistry, biochemistry, biology and mathematics.

Application Steps

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International Application Requirements

The University at Buffalo is one of the United States' most international universities and offers a welcoming environment for students from over 100 countries.

Application Requirements

In addition to your program application, as an international student you will need to provide the following materials as electronic uploads. Please do not send any mail, unless instructed to do so. You do not need to submit an evaluated transcript through WES however, we will accept it if you have it.

  • A photocopy of your passport page
    Upload a photocopy of your passport (photo page) to the proper section on your application checklist
  • Copy of current 1-20 and visa
    If you are currently studying in the United States, you must upload a copy of your current I-20 and Visa to your application checklist. 
  • Official English Proficiency Scores
    In addition to meeting the standard academic criteria for the program to which you are applying, international applicants must also demonstrate English proficiency. Unless exempt, all international students must take one of the tests indicated here and meet the university minimum score requirement. Upon submission, upload an unofficial copy of your English Language Proficiency test score to your application.
  • International Applicant Financial Form and Bank Documents
    These documents can be submitted after students are accepted; feel free to leave it blank on the application checklist. You will be able to submit them later when prompted.

    Accepted students need to submit the Financial Form, along with bank documents showing funding for the first year of academic study (minus any scholarships you may be receiving).

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