All prospective students will apply through the single umbrella program in Pharmaceutical & Translational Sciences (PHTS). Application materials will be reviewed by a joint admission committee, with equal representation of faculty from each track, evaluating applications on the basis of academic excellence and scientific research commitment.
Applications and all supporting materials may be submitted anytime between September 1 and January 15 for consideration for admission for the following Fall semester. Program deadline expires on January 15 at 11:59:59 pm PST.
Consideration for certain USC Scholarships and Fellowships begins in December. Applications must be received by December 1 to receive full consideration for these opportunities. Admission decisions will continue to be made until the class is filled, usually by mid to late spring. Applications are only considered for admission beginning in the Fall term, except under exceptional circumstances.
Applications to PHTS require the following:
Please visit the Graduate Admission FAQ page for more helpful information on the USC application process.
All applications will be reviewed holistically, taking into consideration all components of the candidate’s application. Proficiency in the English language is essential.
ETS Institution code: 4852
TOEFL code: 4852
How to Apply
Applications must be submitted through USC’s online graduate application system. After you have created an account and have logged into the online application system, please refer to the following basic instructions:
Select the graduate program to which you are applying on the page entitled “Add Program” as follows:
Select Program Level: Doctoral
Select School: USC School of Pharmacy
Select Program: Pharmaceutical and Translational Science (PhD)
Completely fill out all quadrants under “My Application”:
1. Personal Information
2. Academic History
3. Supporting Information
4. Program Materials
Upload the following documents to the online admissions system: Personal Statement, Curriculum Vitae/Resume, Official Copies of transcripts from all institutions attended (unofficial copies are unacceptable), Publications, Passports, etc.
Pay the application fee of $90. The fee is paid online via credit card when you submit your application. The application fee is non-refundable.
Application Fee Waivers
For information on application fee waivers, go to the “Add Program” tab or click here.