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To apply for the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Program:
We are not currently admitting students to the Master's Program unless there are special circumstances.  It is not necessary to have first earned a Master's in order to be eligible to apply to the PhD program.  For specific information about a Master's degree in pharmacy, please contact the Graduate Program Office at or (319) 335-8797.   

The early application deadline is February 1.
The final application deadline is March 15 or until program is filled.

  1. Complete the University of Iowa online Application for Admission and pay the application fee. ($100 for international applicants and $60 for U.S. applicants).
  2. After completing the application, you will receive an email instructing you to create an ID and password.
  3. You will receive instructions about how to upload the supporting documents.  
  4. Provide contact information for your recommenders and the Office of Graduate Admissions contacts the recommenders to request letters.

Supporting Documents include:

  • College of Pharmacy Supplemental Application
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Resume or curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Email addresses of 3 recommenders. The Office of Admissions will contact your recommenders and request that they send letters.  Letters of recommendation may also be submitted via email to the Graduate Program Office ( or sent by regular mail. 
  • Please upload the supporting documents to the portal provided after completing your University of Iowa Application for Admission.

Costs of Attendance

Requirements and Deadlines:

  • Minimum GPA:  3.0 

  • GRE: The requirement to submit Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores is waived for all fall 2021 admissions to the graduate program in Pharmacy. 

  • Minimum TOEFL Score:  81

  • OR, Minimum IELTS 7.0 overall with no individual score below 6.0.

  • The TOEFL or IELTS score is waived if you have a U.S. Master's Degree

  • U.S. Bachelor's degree or an equivalent degree from another country as determined by the University of Iowa Office of Admissions.

  • Application Fee:  $100 for International students and $60 for U.S. students (or permanent residents)

For assistance or if you cannot upload your supporting documents, please email them to the Graduate Program office at or mail them to the address below.  For assistance call the Graduate Program Office at (319) 335-8797.

University of Iowa
College of Pharmacy Graduate Program
115 S. Grand Avenue, Room 374B
Iowa City, IA 52242

Not ready to apply?

See our four areas of graduate study.