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Institution Name University of Wisconsin-Madison
Program Name Pharmaceutical Sciences
Degree Type Ph.D.
Short Name U of WisconsinMadison-233
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Address 1 777 Highland Ave.
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City Madison
State Wisconsin
Zip/Postal Code 53705
Country United States
Program Location: Wisconsin
Admissions Office Contact(s):
Institutional Website:
Contact Information Video:
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
What is your application deadline for the upcoming academic year? December 27, 2023
Does this program use rolling admissions?
Is your program participating in PharmGrad? No
Link to Application
Application Fee: $75. In addition, non-U.S. citizens will be charged a $6 international document processing fee. Fee waivers may be available. See our FAQ webpage for details:
Application Deadline Description:
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Program Description The School of Pharmacy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison was the first Ph.D. granting School of Pharmacy in the nation. Our Pharmaceutical Sciences Ph.D. Program provides a rigorous background in a range of scientific disciplines that are critical to the success of modern pharmaceutical scientists in industry, government, and academia. With 30 faculty trainers and approximately 65 students, our interdisciplinary program combines pharmaceutically relevant aspects of disciplines such as chemistry, biology, and engineering. Our students earn a Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences with a concentration in one of three research cores: Drug Discovery, Drug Action, or Drug Delivery. Individuals from a wide variety of undergraduate academic fields have found a graduate research “fit” within Pharmaceutical Sciences.
Program Description Video:
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Is your institution public or private? Public
Is your program accepting applications for this program? Yes
Program Start Term: Fall
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I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Credits Required for Degree: 51
Required Rotations: Research
Seminars: Required
College-based Qualifying/Comprehensive Exam: Required
Other Qualifying Exams or Certifications: Not Required
Thesis/Dissertation: Required
Additional Information about Degree Requirements: Please see our handbook for details:
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Delivery Method On Campus
Curricular Focus or Concentration:
  • Drug Action
  • Drug Delivery
  • Drug Discovery
Area(s) of Study: Biochemistry, Bioengineering, Biological Science, Biomedical Sciences, Biotechnology, Cancer, Cellular Biology, Chemical Science, Developmental Science, Drug Delivery, Drug Development, Drug Discovery, Drug Metabolism, Engineering, Experimental Therapeutics, Immunology, Infectious Disease, Informatics, Material Science, Medicinal Chemistry, Molecular Biology, Molecular Medicine, Molecular Science, Nanoscience, Nanotechnology, Natural Product, Neuroscience, Pharmaceutical Science, Pharmaceutics, Pharmacodynamics, Pharmacogenomics, Pharmacognosy, Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacology, Physical Science, Physiological Science, Psychiatric/Psychological Sciences, Public Health, Radiopharmacy, Structural Biology, Toxicology, Transdermal Drug Delivery, Translational Science, Vaccine Technology
Enter any additional degree information regarding your curricular focus or concentration and/or area(s) of study:
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Have you previously enrolled students in this program? Yes
Last academic year-number of accepted students for your program: 40
United States
Last academic year-average overall GPA of the accepted students:
Have you graduated your first class for this program? Yes
Enter any additional information regarding job placements: After graduation, approximately 50% of our graduates go into industry and approximately 40% go into academia. The remainder either pursue a second advanced degree or go into other careers such as patent law or scientific communication. The five top employers of our graduates are: AbbVie, Merck, Harvard University, Corteva Agriscience, and Genentech. The five top job titles of our alumni are: Scientist, Associate Professor, Senior Scientist, Principal Scientist, and Associate Director.
Last 5 academic years-estimated average years of study to graduation: 5
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Is the GRE required? No
Verbal Reasoning:
Quantitative Reasoning:
Analytical Writing:
Enter any additional information regarding the GRE: The GRE is not accepted and will not be used in evaluating applications.
Are any of the following tests required for international applicants? TOEFL or IELTS
Other tests or credentials: International students should visit the graduate school's application requirements webpage ( to determine if they are required or exempt from submitting English proficiency test scores (TOEFL or IELTS).
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Are letters of recommendations required by your program? Yes
If yes, how many letters of recommendation are required? 3
Enter any additional information regarding recommendations: Three recommendations are required, two of which must be from academic sources. Please note that the admissions committee highly values letters from research mentors and other faculty that can specifically speak to the applicant’s likely success in graduate school.
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Minimum overall GPA considered: 3.0
Recommended overall GPA considered:
Enter any additional information regarding application or admission requirements: We use a holistic approach to reviewing applications to our program and therefore consider all parts of the application during our review process. Sustained involvement in quality laboratory research is highly valued by the Admissions Committee. Beyond applicants’ research experience and academic achievements, there are multiple factors for admission. These include letters of recommendation, the personal statement, communication skills, and leadership ability.

The personal statement should include information on:
Why you would like to pursue graduate study
How you have prepared for graduate school including past and current research experiences
Why you are applying to our program specifically including what your potential thesis research interest(s) are
Anything else you think would be useful for the admissions committee to know to evaluate your application
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Percentage of students receiving financial support: 100
Type of financial support available: Tuition Waiver, Stipend, Research Assistantship, Teaching Assistantship, Department or University Scholarship, Other
What is the minimum financial support for eligible students apart from tuition remission? $33,000
Enter any additional information regarding financial support: All Pharmaceutical Sciences PhD students receive a stipend (currently $33,000 annually, usually adjusted upward each July), full tuition remission (i.e. tuition is not the student’s responsibility), and low cost options for individual or family comprehensive health insurance, life insurance, and supplemental medical coverage. See the website below for details.
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Is your institution participating in the PharmGrad-facilitated Criminal Background Check (CBC) Service? We are not a participating PharmGrad program
Is your institution participating in the PharmGrad-facilitated Drug Screening Service? We are not a participating PharmGrad program
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Admin Status Published
Old ID 2722
AACP Institution Number
SIDS 233