Selection Criteria

Important applicant factors for admissions consideration for the Pharmaceutical Sciences Graduate Admissions Committee include GPA, GRE performance, letters of recommendation, research experience, and demonstrated commitment to pursue a research career in pharmaceutical sciences.   The committee does not designate a “weight” to any of these factors in making its admissions decisions.


The minimum undergraduate grade point average required for admission is 3.00 using a 4.00 scale.

GRE Scores

The Pharmaceutical Sciences PhD Program requires submission of scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE); scores from the GRE® Revised General Test are required.  The University of Wisconsin-Madison’s institutional code is 1846 when requesting that official GRE test scores be submitted to us.

The program does not have minimum GRE ® scores.  Applicants who were offered admission for 2015-16 averaged the 74thpercentile on the GRE’s quantitative section, the 72nd percentile on the verbal reasoning section, and the 70th percentile on analytical writing.

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