Admission to the RS Certificate Program

This page outlines admission criteria for the RS Certificate Program courses only. The four-course sequence of the RS Certificate Program may be used at a later time to fulfill a portion of the coursework for the Masters of Science Degree in Pharmacy (with an emphasis in Regulatory Sciences). The Master’s Program requires separate criteria for admission and a separate application.

Admission Criteria to the Certificate Program:

  • A Bachelor’s degree (or higher) is required. Preference will be given if applicant’s degree is in sciences, healthcare or engineering.
  • The minimum undergraduate GPA standard for admission to the Graduate School at the University of Georgia for applicants who do not have a prior graduate degree is 3.0.
  • Preference will be given if an applicant is employed in the pharmaceutical, medical device, biotechnology industries or related field.
  • You must apply also to the UGA Graduate School by the departmental deadline.
  • Applicants are encouraged to include a letter of company support in their application documents.
  • Daily access to a computer with required specifications and a working knowledge of the Microsoft Windows Operating System, Microsoft Office Suite (including MS Word, Excel) Internet Explorer, MS Edge and Adobe Reader.
  • Include a Statement of Purpose that addresses why you wish to enroll in this program. Please limit it to no more than three pages.
  • International Applicants:   Click here for additional information on international student requirements.

Application Guidelines:

  1. The departmental deadline takes precedence over the UGA Graduate School deadline.
  2. We will consider only complete applications.
  3. It is the applicant’s responsibility to assure all documents are received by the noted deadline.
  4. Applicants may track their status by accessing the UGA Graduate School online tracking system at gradstatus.uga.edu.
  5. Once a decision has been made on your application, you will be contacted by the UGA Graduate School.
  6. To determine whether online learning may or may not be appropriate for you, students and applicants are advised to assess their readiness, goals, and learning preferences prior to beginning an online course. To help students make the right decision about enrolling in an online program or course, we highly encourage you to read What Make a Successful Online Student?

International Applicants:

International students are encouraged to apply to the Regulatory Sciences programs. At this time, however, the Regulatory Sciences Department does not offer sponsorship in the form of student or study visas or student assistantships.

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) requirements

TOEFL scores are required for both the Certificate and Masters Programs if you received your last degree from an institution where English is not the primary language. Therefore, you will need to provide official copies of your TOEFL scores to the UGA Graduate School in order to be considered for admission. Official scores are those sent to the Office of Graduate Admissions by Educational Testing Service. The scores may not be more than two years old.

Information on the TOEFL and TSE can be found at the following sources: E-mail: TOEFL@ets.org; Web: www.TOEFL.org; Phone: 800-468-6335.

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