College of Pharmacy

The University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

The College of Pharmacy offers the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in pharmaceutical sciences and is composed of two Departments. The Department of Drug Discovery and Biomedical Sciences offers advanced degrees with specialization in the areas of medicinal chemistry, pharmaceutics, and pharmacology. The Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Outcomes Sciences  offers advanced degrees with specialization in the area of Pharmacy Administration.

A graduate admissions committee reviews all applicants to the M.S. and Ph.D. programs. Review of complete applications begins by March 1st. The application deadline is April 15th. Preference will be given to applicants with a minimum overall grade point average equivalent of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, and minimum GRE score of 294 (verbal and quantitative sections combined) and a 4 on the analytical section. Applicants whose native language is not English are also required to submit a satisfactory score on an approved test of English language proficiency. 

For advanced degrees in the disciplines of medicinal chemistry, pharmaceutics, or pharmacology, an undergraduate degree in pharmacy or in related physical sciences, such as chemistry, biochemistry, or biology, is recommended. For advanced degrees in pharmacy administration, an undergraduate or professional degree in pharmacy or a health-related discipline is recommended. Requests for information regarding programs, policies, and the admission process can be submitted electronically via the website of the University of South Carolina at .


  • Pharmaceutical Sciences, M.S.
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences, Ph.D.