MS in Regulatory Science

Applications for this exclusively online program are now being accepted until June 30, 2018. Fall semester begins August 27, 2018.

In most instances, candidates who have earned a BA or BS degree in an area of science, health or policy, engineering, or business from a US or international institution are adequately prepared to successfully complete this graduate program. International students residing abroad are eligible for enrollment. International applicants whose first language is not English must provide current, official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test scores.

Applications for admission are evaluated on the basis of the following:

  • Preferred minimum 3.0 Grade Point Average (GPA) and overall quality of academic transcripts.
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) general test is required if applicant has less than five years work experience related to regulatory science (a GRE subject test is not required). Please use code 5848 for the Graduate School and 0613 for the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences.
  • Three letters of recommendation submitted electronically.
  • Resume submitted to Please put in subject line "Resume: [Last Name], [First Name]".
  • A concise "Statement of Goals in Regulatory Science." Please discuss your career objectives pertaining to regulatory science, including relevant work experience as appropriate. Please submit this statement using both the online form and e-mail to
  • International applicants must also take TOEFL or IELTS, with minimum 600 for the paper-based test and 100 for the internet-based test; or, minimum score of 8 on the IELTS.

How to Apply:

A completed application form, official test scores (not copies), official transcripts, and other supporting documentation are required.

  • Official transcripts
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores for international applicants
  • Three Letters of Recommendation using the Graduate School form
  • "Statement of Goals in Regulatory Science"

Applicants may apply online.

Applications, transcripts, and official standardized test score reports must be sent to the Graduate School at:

University of Maryland, Baltimore
Graduate School
620 West Lexington Street, Suite 5110
Baltimore, Maryland 21201

Supplemental application materials, including letters of recommendation and the Statement of Goals, may be sent directly to:

University of Maryland School of Pharmacy
Attn: Sharese Essien
20 Penn Street, Room 503B
Baltimore MD, 21201