Application Deadline for Fall 2020: January 3, 2020

This deadline applies to applicants who are seeking admission to the Fall 2020 semester.  The program only reviews applications once a year (January) and only for studies that begin the subsequent fall semester.  UW–Madison applicants to the PharmD-MS (HSRP) dual degree program follow the same application procedures.


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. Assemble the following application materials for the Health Services Research in Pharmacy Graduate Program:
    • Statement of Purpose:  The statement should outline your:
      • Reasons for graduate study
      • Special interests in the research area
      • Background preparation

      Upload this document to your online application.

    • 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.
    • Upload unofficial transcripts as pdfs for each university or college attended in the Supplemental Application. (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.
    • Official transcripts are only required if you are accepted into the Health Services Research in Pharmacy Graduate Program.
    • GRE scores: Required for applicants who will receive (or have received) degrees exclusively from international (non-U.S.) institutions.  Please have your GRE scores sent to the University of WisconsinMadison (institutional code 1846; no departmental code necessary).  The GRE is not required for applicants who will receive (or have received) degree(s) from U.S. accredited universities or colleges.
    • TOEFL scores: Required for applicants whose native language is not English or whose undergraduate instruction was not in English.  Have TOEFL scores sent to the University of Wisconsin – Madison (institution code 1846; no department code necessary). You may inquire with the School of Pharmacy’s Graduate Coordinator ( if you have questions regarding whether or not you need to submit TOEFL results.
    • Resume:  Include a synopsis of research projects and information on awards and honors.  Upload this document to your online application.
  3. 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.
  4. Completed applications will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee.; applicants are typically notified of their status by March.


Contact the School of Pharmacy’s Graduate Program Coordinator.
Phone: (608) 262-4257