Deadline

Application for Fall 2021 is currently open until August 16, 2021. The online application must be fully completed to be accepted.

MPS Program Application MPS-to-MD (2+4) Pathways Application PharmD/MPS Pathways Application

Educational Prerequisites

  • A bachelor’s degree (B.S. or B.A.) or higher in Biology, Chemistry or relevant science disciplines, or one year of biology and 1 year of chemistry.
  • A cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.8 is considered competitive. When evaluating applicants, greater emphasis will be placed on courses that are relevant to our program.
  • Completion of the GRE. No minimum requirement for GRE scores- only the General Test is required.

Applying to M.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences:

  • The online application must be completed fully.
  • Application Fee: $60 for applicants. Applicants who demonstrate financial need can request an application fee waiver.
  • Personal Statement: Please provide a personal statement describing your professional goals as well as the characteristics you possess that make you a qualified candidate for entry into the Masters of Pharmaceutical Science Program.
  • Official Transcripts: Your academic records from each college-level institution you have attended are required. Canadian applicants and all other foreign applicants must submit a foreign coursework evaluation; CNU accepts evaluations from ECE, IERF, WES, and Education Perspectives.
    • Transcripts from undergraduate and graduate institutions attended must be sent directly from the institution, even if a degree was not awarded.
  • Minimum requirement GPA 2.8
  • Official GRE General Test scores preferred
  • Official TOEFL scores for international applicants
  • Letters of Recommendation: At least two letters must be submitted from faculty members who are knowledgeable about your academic capabilities and interests.
  • Official letters of recommendation should be mailed directly to CNU Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences at the following address:
    MPS Admissions
    9700 W. Taron Dr.
    Elk Grove, CA 95757

Additional Admission Requirements

Applicants are strongly encouraged to communicate with potential CNU research advisors listed in the graduate program prior to the admissions process. It is important to identify a research mentor and anticipated area of research prior to beginning the program. Formal research laboratory rotations with faculty members will be implemented after your admission. Onsite interviews are also provided to enable applicants to familiarize themselves with CNU faculty and their research areas.