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Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology

We are pleased with your interest in our graduate program. Before you continue with the electronic application for admission, we wish to ensure that you are familiar with the minimum requirements for admission to graduate degree study in Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology. It is important to recognize that although satisfaction of these basic requirements does not guarantee graduate admission, failure to satisfy these requirements may lead to automatic denial of admission.

Supporting Documents: Additional documents are required to support the application. Supporting documents should be uploaded to the online application or mailed directly to the graduate program to which you are applying, as directed below. Click the links below for details. Supporting documents include the following, unless specific instructions are noted in the requirements sections of this page:

Application Deadlines: Applications and all supporting documentation must be received on or before the deadlines listed below:

Preferred consideration for fellowships will be given to applications received by December 15th. The final deadline for all applications and supporting documentation must be received by February 1st.

Fall Spring Summer
U.S. Citizen February 1 No Spring admission No Entry
International February 1 No Spring admission No Entry


Contact Information Mailing Address
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Name: Barbara Davidson
Phone: (765) 494-1269 or
(800) 563-3568 in U.S. call toll free
E-mail: Graduate Program

Name: Delayne Graham
Phone: (765) 494-1362
E-mail: dkgraham@purdue.edu

Graduate Admissions Committee
College of Pharmacy
Heine Pharmacy Bldg., Room 106A
575 Stadium Mall Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2091
USA

Current master’s students wishing to move to a doctoral degree program in this same graduate program will not be required to submit a new application.

Doctoral Degree Program Basic Requirements

  • Undergraduate Cumulative Grade Point Average:
    3.0 or equivalent required
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE):
    Required -- no minimum score set
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Subject Test:
    Not required, but recommended subject tests are Biology,
    Biochemistry, and Chemistry

International Applicant Requirements:

  • Undergraduate Cumulative Grade Point Average:
    3.0 or equivalent required
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE):
    Required -- no minimum score set
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Subject Test:
    Not required, but recommended subject tests are Biology,
    Biochemistry, and Chemistry
  • TOEFL for Non-Native English Speakers:
    Minimum Paper-Based Test (PBT) Score Required: 550 required, 600 or greater desired
    Minimum Internet-Based Test (IBT) Overall Score Required: 77
    With the following minimum section requirements:
    Reading: 19
    Listening: 14
    Speaking: 18
    Writing: 18
  • IELTS (Academic Module):
    An alternative to the TOEFL, scores of 6.5 or higher will be accepted
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) (Academic Module):
    An alternative to the TOEFL, scores of 58 or higher will be accepted
  • TWE for Non-Native English Speakers
    Not required, but recommended

If you do not meet the basic requirements described above, please do not submit an electronic application until you have contacted our graduate program staff.

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