Application Deadline: December 29, 2017

The Pharmaceutical Sciences Graduate Program only accepts applications to begin studies in the Fall Semester; the December deadline is intended for those who wish to begin study in the Fall 2018 semester.

Graduate School Admission Requirements (Grades; Degree; English proficiency)
Graduate School Checklist

How to Apply:

  1. Complete the Graduate School’s online application form (includes a $75 application fee payable by credit card, check or money order; international applicants have an added $6  fee for additional processing, for a total of $81).
  2. Additionally, provide the following materials electronically as part of the online application:
    • Statement of Purpose for Graduate Study: The statement should outline your:
      – Reasons for graduate study
      – Research interests
      – Background preparation
    • Resume or CV: Include a synopsis of research projects and information on awards and honors.
  3. Three separate online letters of recommendation: Three recommendations are required, two of which must be academic. Please follow the Graduate School’s Letter of Recommendation Process.
  4. GRE scores: Please have your GRE scores sent to the University of Wisconsin – Madison (institutional code 1846; no department code necessary).
  5. TOEFL scores:Required for applicants whose native language is not English or whose undergraduate instruction was not in English. Please have your TOEFL (or IELTS) score sent to the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison has institution code 1846).
  6. Transcripts:  Please upload unofficial transcripts as pdfs for each university or college attended.  (Institutions attended as part of a study abroad program do not need to be included if the coursework is reflected on your current institution’s transcripts). Unofficial transcripts, accessible through student accounts via a college or university website, are acceptable.  If you request a printed official transcript from an institution you attend/attended, please re-create an electronic version before you add it to the supplemental application.  This will remove the formatting that causes the transcript to be encrypted and unable to be viewed by the faculty.
  7. Official transcripts are only required if you are accepted into the Pharmaceutical Sciences Graduate Program. Once admitted, please send one official transcript from each institution attended to:  Graduate Programs Coordinator, School of Pharmacy, 777 Highland Avenue, Madison 53705 or via email to
  8. The Graduate School will email you a unique URL and campus ID number to track the progress of your application, receipt of fee and test scores, and demographic information.
  9. Completed applications will be reviewed by the Graduate Admissions Committee; applicants are typically notified of their status by March.


Contact the School of Pharmacy’s Graduate Program Coordinator.

Phone: (608) 262-4257