Department of Pharmaceutics and Drug Delivery
The University of Mississippi

How to Apply

Admission Requirements and How to Apply

Applications and information concerning the Department of Pharmaceutics and Drug Delivery graduate programs can be found on the following web sites:

Graduate School

Admission Requirements:

Admission to the graduate program in Pharmaceutics is open to superior students with a baccalaureate or higher degree in Pharmacy or a related area. A “B” average or better in undergraduate coursework is required for consideration for admission. Admission is Competitive, so it is unlikely that all students meeting the minimum requirements will be admitted.
Students must submit scores from verbal and quantitative sections of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE).  The minimum score varies from year to year depending upon the applicant pool.  However, the average GRE scores of the students admitted within the last 5 years has been 1,100.


English Requirement 

To be considered for admission, international students must present evidence of satisfactory proficiency in the English language as indicated by results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the results of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) examination. The applicant must request that the testing center send the official results to the Graduate School at the university. TOEFL or IELTS is required of all applicants (international and U.S. citizens) whose native language is not English; “native language” is determined by the medium of academic study. The medium of academic study is defined as the equivalent of four years of instruction at the secondary or college level where the language of instruction is English.

• TOEFL results of 550 paper-based/79 Internet based/213 computer-based or above must be attained prior to achieving full standing (some departments may require higher scores).* Alternatively, students may submit a score on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS); a minimum of 6.5 on the IELTS is required for full-standing admission.

• All students with scores at or above 550/79/213 but lower than 600/100/250 will be re-tested with the Michigan Test of English Proficiency and Listening Comprehension Test prior to registration. Students with scores of 600/100/250 or above are exempt from taking the Michigan English Proficiency Tests.

• Students with scores between 523/69/193 and 550/79/213 or less than 70 on the Michigan English Proficiency Tests are required to take and successfully complete EFS 100 (English as a Foreign Language) during their first semester of enrollment (EFS 100 must be repeated until satisfactory results are attained.)

• Students who satisfactorily complete EFS 100 must present a score on the institutional TOEFL that is equivalent to the above target score.

Applicants for graduate teaching assistantships whose native language is not English must present acceptable results on the Test of Spoken English (TSE) given at overseas TOEFL centers or The University of Mississippi institutional test of spoken English (SPEAK).

*All applicants must present a minimum TOEFL score of 523 paper-based/69 Internet-based/193 computer-based to be considered for admission. Applicants with TOEFL scores of 523-547 paper-based/69-79 Internet-based/193-213 computer-based may be considered for conditional admission. Applicants with scores below 523/69/193 may apply for admission to The University of Mississippi Intensive English Program.

In order to apply you must:

  • Fill out the Online Graduate Application – The link below will take Domestic and International applicants to the online application. Our new online application process will allow you to upload your personal statement of goals and your CV, as well as indicating the names of three people whom you would like to use as a reference. Click here for Online Application

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Linux and Mac users – Netscape 6.2 or above, Mozilla 1.7.5 or above, Firefox 1.0 or above. The Internet browser should be Javascript enabled.)

International applicants may find this website helpful:
Office of International Programs

The DEADLINE for application submission is APRIL 1 for Fall admission and SEPTEMBER 1 for Spring admission!

  • Should you decide to submit a paper application, mail your personal statement of goals and two confidential letters of reference (no emails please!) typed, not hand-written to the following address:

Graduate School Admissions
The University of Mississippi
PO Box 1848
The Graduate House
University, MS 38677