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PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Pharmaceutical Outcomes Research Track

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

The traditional requirements for admission to the graduate program in pharmaceutical sciences include:

  • BA or BS from an accredited institution
  • Academic record
    • Satisfying the minimum admission requirements established by the CU Graduate School
    • Normally admission dependent on GPA of 3.0 or better
    • GPA of <3.0 may be considered individually on a provisional basis
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) results
    • Average scores of student admitted are approximately:
      • Verbal 500
      • Quantitative 700
      • Analytical writing 4.5

If you do not have a degree from a U.S. or Canadian institution, it is required that an outside professional evaluation of your higher education credentials be conducted.  This evaluation must include an analysis of courses, grades and grade point average, and U.S. degree equivalency. Evaluations will be accepted from any reputable professional company. Three recommended credential evaluation companies are:

  • World Education Services (Highly recommended) - (request the Course by Course evaluation)
  • American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (request the Course by Course evaluation)
  • International Education Research Foundation (request the "Detail Report")

The admission deadline for completed applications is December 1. 


Application Information

Given that admission to the program is a very competitive, it is impossible to evaluate your qualifications for admission (test scores, grades) until the selection committee assesses the entire applicant pool.  If you are selected for an interview, we do our best to pay your travel expenses to and from campus. Admission to the program includes financial support via a monthly stipend. The initial process involves submitting an online application to the graduate school and can be initiated by following the link on the main page.
If you live outside of North America (regardless of your nationality), you are at a disadvantage because we do not have enough resources to cover international travel expenses and therefore it is unlikely that we will cover travel costs for an interview.  Conducti​ng an interview by phone is an option, but may put you at a disadvantage compared to other candidates.

If you have any further questions about application logistics only, please contact:

Jackie Milowski
Graduate Admissions
Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

For Programmatic information on the PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Pharmaceutical Outcomes Research Track​, contact:

Jonathan D Campbell, PhD
Director, Graduate Track in Pharmaceutical Outcomes Research
Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
12850 E. Montview Blvd.
Mail Stop C238
Aurora, CO 80045