The Pharmaceutical Sciences Graduate Program (PSGP)

  • Degrees Conferred: M.S., Ph.D.
  • The program has a target time to completion of 4 years for the Ph.D. degree and 2 years for the M.S. degree.

The PSGP is composed of two distinct tracks, each involving a specific curriculum of core and elective courses that allow the student to refine and focus their development in specific areas of specialization.

Applicants must have completed a Bachelor of Science or Arts degree in a chemical, biological, business, engineering, law, psychology, health care, public health field or a professional degree (Pharm.D., M.D., etc.) and must meet the stated admission requirements of the Graduate School.

The application process is begun by completion of the online application ( ), and submission of all required materials listed below by e-mail delivery to the Graduate School (

  • A Curriculum Vitae and a Statement of Purpose
  • Three letters of reference
  • Official transcripts submitted to the UAMS Graduate School from all universities attended.
  • Official GRE scores sent by ETS directly to the UAMS Graduate School, code 6901.
  • Official TOEFL scores sent by ETS to the UAMS Graduate School, code 6901.
  • Students are admitted to begin course work only with the fall semester.

Admissions are highly competitive and financial assistance is extremely limited.

Requirements for the Doctor of Philosophy Degree

The degree of Doctor of Philosophy is awarded in recognition of high scholarly attainment, as evidenced by a period of successful, advanced study. The PSGP Ph.D. degree program is designed to be completed in four years and will be awarded after completion of all general requirements of the Graduate School, satisfactory performance in courses required by the specific program track, passing of a Ph.D. candidacy exam, and presentation and successful defense of an original dissertation based on a student’s research work.

Specific details and requirements for each track are found by the links below.

Graduate School Student Catalog and Handbook

The Graduate School at the UAMS publishes a Student Handbook which contains information for graduate students on Campus rules and regulations, various campus services and academic policies. Copies of the Graduate School Catalog and Handbook are available from the Graduate School Office or online at