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Admissions & Application Information

Admission Requirements


A professional degree in pharmacy, medicine, or a health-related discipline is encouraged. Students with baccalaureate or master's degrees in related fields such as epidemiology, economics, or public health are also encouraged to apply.

Other Requirements

  • Admission to the Graduate School of the University of Washington.
  • Official transcripts showing a minimum grade point average of 3.0.
  • A statement of personal background and goals.
  • A curriculum vitae or resume.
  • Three letters of reference.
  • Program Application Form
  • Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores
    EXCEPTION:The Graduate Record Exam scores taken within the past 5 years are required unless an applicant has graduate-level training (e.g., academic masters, earned doctorate, residency or fellowship involving both quantitative and technical writing activities) from a university identified in the Graduate School’s  Memorandum 8 as exempt (U.S. and instruction in English) within the past 5 years.
  • When requested, completion of a personal interview with the Graduate Admissions Committee.
  • For students for whom English is not their native language, results demonstrating proficiency in the English language on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) must be met. The minimum requirement for possible entrance to our program is a score of 100 on the TOEFLiBT.  The Graduate School states a lower score, but individual departments may adjust that for their requirements. Please read the Graduate School Memorandum #8 for further information, by following this link:
    http://www.grad.washington.edu/policies/memoranda/memo08.shtml
  • The ETS code for the University of Washington is 4854.

An applicant with exceptionally strong qualifications, such as a strong record of related work experience, who does not meet all of the above requirements may be considered for admission. Plans to remedy academic deficiencies may be suggested either prior to or during the first year of the program.

Application Information

Due to the scheduling of core courses, students are accepted for Autumn quarter only. Autumn quarter typically begins the last week of September.
The application deadline is December 31.

  • Applicants must apply both to the UW Graduate School and the Department of Pharmacy. The Department of Pharmacy will access the necessary application material from the Graduate School application process. Official transcripts must be mailed to the Department of Pharmacy. No additional paperwork is required to be mailed to the Department if all on-line requests are fulfilled through the Graduate School application process. Please have official transcripts mailed to:

    Graduate Program Advisor
    Dept of Pharmacy, University of Washington
    1959 NE Pacific Street, HSB H-375
    Box 357630
    Seattle, WA 98195-7630
  • Applicants will be notified of acceptance or rejection by March.

International Students
International students must follow the procedures outlined in the Graduate School on-line admissions application. Here is a link to additional information from the Graduate School:
http://www.grad.washington.edu/admissions/faq/international.shtml

On-Line Application Procedures for UW
The Graduate School has an on-line application process which can be accessed here.

Please read the application process carefully. If you have questions, or need assistance, please contact Penny Evans at pennye@uw.edu or by phone: (206) 616-1383, or Dr. Thomas Hazlet, Chair of Admissions, at thazlet@uw.edu, phone: 206-616-2732.

Tuition Fees and Costs

Current Tuition rates can be found on main UW website.

Financial Aid

The Department of Pharmacy supports its graduate students with teaching and research assistantships or fellowships on a competitive basis. PhD students are generally supported by the program with RA's, TA's and fellowships over the first 1-2 years of the program, after which students work with their advisors to identify subsequent sources of support.

The University's Office of Student Financial Aid administers federal, state and institutional financial aid programs, including loans and work opportunities. Work-study positions are available throughout the campus. Information and application forms for financial aid are available from the Office of Student Financial Aid, University of Washington, Box 355880, Seattle, WA 98195-5880, telephone (206) 543-6101. The OSFA web page can be found here.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)
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The University of Washington is committed to increasing diversity among its students and actively recruits qualified applicants from diverse student populations.
The Department of Pharmacy welcomes students who have varied cultural experiences or educationally or economically disadvantaged backgrounds, and will therefore contribute to the intellectual and social enrichment of the graduate program.