Admission Requirements

Students are typically only admitted into the M.S. and Ph.D. program for the Fall semester. Students who would like to pursue a Ph.D. degree can apply directly for the Ph.D. program. Prior enrollment into the POP M.S. program or attainment of an M.S. or similar degree from another program is not required.

Review of applications begins December 1. Decisions on first-round interviews and nominations for fellowships are finalized by January 15; thus completing your application before December 1 is strongly encouraged. Note that we will accept applications after December 1, but it will benefit applicants to submit their application materials by January 1 to be given consideration. If there are exceptional circumstances related to the application deadline, please contact Dr. Richard Segal

The Ph.D. and M.S. program are open to any individual regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, handicap, or place of residence. All applicants are considered on a competitive basis. A degree in pharmacy is not required for admission; however, familiarity with pharmacy (in particular) and health care (in general) is considered an asset.

The department adheres to the following requirements:

  • A grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale)
  • The GRE is no longer required for admission to the UF College of Pharmacy’s graduate programs. GRE scores will not be considered in admission decisions.
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation that address the applicant’s qualifications for graduate school in general and our field of study in particular
  • A curriculum vitae
  • Statement of interest including career goals, the reason for selecting a program of study in Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Research, and how your research interests in subjects relevant to those of our graduate program evolved.  You may also use that space to speak to which faculty members have research interests consistent with your own.
  • Official transcripts
  • Proof of competency in oral and written English.


  • The graduate program in Pharmaceutical Outcomes & Policy requires substantial quantitative skills as the coursework and training involves biostatistics and programming. The faculty look for evidence of quantitative proficiency including excellent grades in undergraduate or graduate level coursework in higher level mathematics (e.g. calculus) or statistics.
  • All applicants considered competitive for admission will be invited for a video conference interview in early January and/or for an in-person interview in early February if the applicant is located in the U.S.  
  • Satisfaction of general requirements does not guarantee admission. Admission to the Ph.D. program in particular is limited and is on a very competitive basis.

International Applicants

For students for whom English is not their native language, results demonstrating proficiency in the English language must be met for the University of Florida graduate programs.


For general questions about our graduate programs or the admissions process, contact Dr. Rich Segal.

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