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Graduate Student Profile

Annual enrollment in the Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences is approximately 65 students from domestic (30%) and international (70%) origin.

Recent graduates of the M.S. and Ph.D. graduate programs are employed in the pharmaceutical industry, academia and with regulatory agencies such as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Application Procedures

Applicants should have earned a baccalaureate degree in chemistry, biology, pharmacy, allied health sciences, or social/behavioral or business sciences, depending on the proposed field of study. Students are admitted for the fall or spring semester of the academic year. Applications must be received in sufficient time to permit processing and evaluation before enrollment for the preferred semester. Applications which are received prior to December 1, will be given primary consideration for the fall semester and applications which are received prior to October 1, will be given primary consideration for the spring semester.

Application forms and materials may be obtained from the Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences:

Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Duquesne University
431 Mellon Hall
Pittsburgh, PA 15282
Phone: (412) 396-1172
FAX: (412) 396-4660

As well as these required supporting documents:

  • All undergraduate and graduate college or university offical transcripts
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation send by your listed references
  • Official GRE scores - Minimum score 1000 (Institution code - 2196, department code - 0613)
  • (International Students only - must be current within one year) Official TOEFL or IELTS Score Report - Minimum score 100 (Institution code - 2196)
  • Affidavit of Support: International students must submit documents certifying availability of adequate financial resources. These documents, which are official verification of available funds, must be an Official Bank Statement with the bank's official signature and seal. Agency-sponsored students may submit an Official Copy of Sponsoring Agency Guarantee
  • Mandatory Information Request from international students

All applicants whose native language or principle language of instruction is not English are required to submit their TOEFL or IELTS scores to the Graduate School Office. International students who are applying for a teaching assistantship will be required to take the TSE during the mandated Science Orientation at the time of admission.