Admission Requirements

Applications are due December 1 for admission in the upcoming fall semester. Applicants are only accepted for the fall semester. 

Applicants to the Doctor of Philosophy in Pharmaceutical Health Services Research should possess a bachelor's or master's degree from an accredited college or university. Applicants without a bachelor of science in pharmacy or a doctor of pharmacy degree will be considered as students can be successful in the program with no previous pharmacy related education and/or experience.

All applicants must submit the following materials to be considered for admission:

  • One official transcript from your undergraduate and graduate schools mailed to the Graduate School at:

    Graduate School
    University of Maryland, Baltimore
    620 West Lexington Street, 5th Floor
    Baltimore, MD 21201
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores (mailed to the Graduate School). Please use code 5848 for the Graduate School.
  • Essay describing your academic goals and research interests submitted electronically to phsrgraduate@rx.umaryland.edu. Students should indicate on their essay a track or specialization of interest from the list below:
    • Pharmacoeconomics: Trade-offs in health outcomes and costs associated with the use of therapies, devices, and adherence programs.
    • Pharmacoepidemiology: Prevalence and use of pharmaceuticals in large populations as well as the health outcomes associated with medication utilization.
    • Pharmaceutical Policy: Local, state, and national policies governing the development, provision, and use of medications within a health care system.
    • Health Behavior: Socio-behavioral factors that affect the use of medicines, as well as the health care decision making process.
    Faculty research interests can be found here.
  • International Students Only: TOEFL or IELTS scores, minimum 550 for pbt (paper-based TOEFL), or 80 for ibt (internet-based TOEFL). The minimum acceptable IELTS score is 7. Results should be sent to the Graduate School using code 5848 for the Graduate School.
  • Application for admission can be found online. Click here to apply. Application Fee of $50 must be paid with a credit card during the online application process.

For More Information:

All applicants must satisfy the general requirements of the Graduate School before consideration for admission to the program. For more information about the Graduate School Admission criteria, visit the website.