Selection Criteria

Admission Requirements

All qualified students interested in graduate education in the Social and Administrative Sciences in Pharmacy are invited to apply. All applicants must satisfy minimum admission requirements established by the UW-Madison Graduate School. A professional degree in pharmacy and basic course work in the social and administrative sciences are desirable but not required. Written descriptions of relevant professional experiences and interests are useful to the division’s admission committee when reviewing applicants.

The Social & Administrative Sciences in Pharmacy Graduate Admissions Committee considers all of the required application materials in making admissions decisions. Important factors for admission include GPA, GRE scores, letters of recommendation, background and experience, and demonstrated commitment to pursue a research career in social and administrative sciences and/or health services research. All applicants must satisfy minimum admission requirements established by the UW-Madison Graduate School.

A professional degree in pharmacy and basic course work in the social and administrative sciences are desirable but not required. Written descriptions of relevant professional and research experiences and interests are useful to the division’s admission committee when reviewing applicants.

To be admitted to the doctoral program, the student must have completed the requirements for the M.S. degree in Social and Administrative Sciences in Pharmacy and satisfy Graduate School minimum requirements. A master’s degree in a related field or from a different school of pharmacy graduate program will be evaluated for equivalency and potential deficiencies.

GPA

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

GRE Scores

The SAS Graduate Program requires submission of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE); only the GRE® General Test is required. We do not have minimum GRE® scores, but (GRE® General Test) scores of 650 (verbal and quantitative) and 3.5 (analytical writing) or higher in each of the three sections are recommended. These scores correspond to (GRE® Revised General Test) scores of 163 (Verbal Reasoning), 151 (Quantitative Reasoning), and 3.5 (analytical writing).

TOEFL Scores

International students must submit TOEFL scores. Minimum required scores are 580 for the paper test, 237 for the computer test, and 92 for the Internet test (IBT).