Department of Pharmacy Administration
The University of Mississippi

Application Process

Admission criteria for the M.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences with emphasis in pharmacy administration and the Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences with emphasis in pharmacy administration are the same. When completing the online graduate application, students should select which program to which they are applying.

Applicants must have a B.S. degree in pharmacy, B.S. degree in pharmaceutical sciences or higher. A degree in a discipline related to marketing, management, economics, epidemiology or other health-related field may also be considered for admission upon demonstration of a commitment to pursuing a career in the field of pharmacy or the pharmaceutical industry.

College transcripts with a minimum of a B average (3.0 on a 4.0 scale) are required.

Our program encourages but does not require either the GRE General Test or the GMAT. GRE/GMAT score submission is optional for those applying Fall 2023 (application deadline: 01/15/2023). You are NOT required to submit GRE/GMAT scores, and applications without GRE/GMAT scores will be given full consideration. You may choose to submit scores if you have them, and they will be considered by the admissions committee. Although you do not have to submit a GRE/GMAT score, opting to submit a strong test score (rather than submitting no score) may increase odds of receiving an invitation to interview, all other things being equal. In our current method of evaluating applicants, a relatively strong GRE/GMAT score could be used to offset a relatively lower GPA, but you would not be penalized for a low or unsubmitted GRE/GMAT score. The University code is 1840.

International applicants also must take the TOEFL examination and score at least 600 on the paper-based test; 100 on the internet-based test; or 250 on the computer-based test. The University code is 1840.

Two (2) letters of recommendation, interview, resume, and statement of purpose are used to evaluate candidates. Interested students must apply to the M.S. or Ph.D. programs  online and may find additional application information from the University of Mississippi Graduate School website.

Online Application for Graduate Admission


The official transcripts, GRE/GMAT scores, and TOEFL scores must be sent to:

The University of Mississippi
The Graduate School
PO Box 1848
University, MS 38677-1848 USA

The statement of purpose, resume and two letters of recommendation should be submitted with the online application. If you have difficulties submitting the documents with the online application, please mail them to Dr. Marie Barnard at the below address:

Graduate Program Coordinator Application Deadline
Dr. Marie Barnard
The University of Mississippi
School of Pharmacy
PO Box 1848
Faser Hall, Room 234
University, MS 38677-1848 USA
January 15

Applications must be complete by January 15 to guarantee consideration. All applicants meeting the deadline will be considered for admission as well as for a graduate assistantship. However, there are only a limited number of assistantships available.