Please read the following Graduate School and Department application information carefully. Failure to complete the instructions below could delay application processing. For full consideration, all required materials need to be submitted no later than December 31, 2021. At this time, applications are only accepted for admission to Fall Semester.
STEP ONE: Graduate School Application Process
- Complete the online Graduate School Application and required documents/fees. The Graduate School Application form should be completed in entirety.
- Applicants should submit unofficial transcripts from all institutions attended as part of the online application. Unofficial transcripts not submitted as part of the online application can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. NOTE: Official transcripts are ONLY required for applicants offered admission.
- Submit CV (Resume)
- Submit Statement of Purpose (SOP)-Details below
- Request Letters of Recommendation-Details below
- Applicants whose primary language is not English must submit official TOEFL or IELTS scores that are not more than two years old. Applicants who have received degrees from accredited institutions in the U.S. or from institutions in countries where English is the primary language (e.g., the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand) usually are not required to submit the TOEFL (or IELTS) scores. If such an applicant received the degree more than two years prior to application to the Graduate School and has been residing/working in a country where the primary language is not English, he or she must submit current scores.
UGA Graduate School Mailing Address:
310 Herty Drive
Athens, GA 30602
STEP TWO: CAP – Department Requirements for CET & PHSOP
- Statement of Purpose (SOP) – Applicants should indicate why they are interested in the specific option for graduate study
- Vita/Resume (CV)
- Writing Sample*see below for guidelines
- 3 Letters of Recommendation (LOR) – letters should be from individuals associated with the applicant in academic or work-related setting and comment on the applicant’s likelihood of success in graduate school.
SOP, CV, Writing Sample, and LORs can now be submitted when applying through the Graduate School Website.
- You should specify on your application whether you are applying to Clinical and Experimental Therapeutics (CET) or Pharmaceutical Health Services, Outcomes and Policy in the Department of Clinical and Administrative Pharmacy.
- Letters of Recommendation: List the names of recommenders in the fields on page three of the graduate school online application along with their e-mail addresses. They will receive a link to access a secure page where they can submit your recommendation quickly and easily via the Web.
If you are using your recommenders institutional address and they do not see the LOR request in either their inbox or junk (spam) mailbox, then you might want to request another email address from them, and change it in the application, submitting the request again.
* Writing Sample Guidelines
Writing samples play an important role in helping the admission committee evaluate an applicant’s research, writing, analytical and problem-solving skills. As part of the application process, please compose a 2 to 4 page essay on the topic of: “The role of government in the funding of clinical trials for the development of new therapeutics (drugs)”.
The admission committee will evaluate the writing sample based on the following criteria:
1. Thesis Development and Critical Thinking: Include (a) thesis, (b) argument, (c) research and (d) analysis.
2. Organization: Assists with the development of the argument and includes fluid transitions to achieve coherence between paragraphs.
3. Paragraph Development: Provides overall stability of the writing sample and includes the use of transitions and language within each paragraph.
4. Mechanics: Clarify through spelling, grammar, punctuation and capitalization.
5. Style: The applicant should compose the writing sample in AMA style. The writing sample should exhibit the style guidelines in the areas of: (a) in-text citations; (b) reference list; (c) title; (d) headings; (e) sub-headings; (f) numbers; (g) serial content; (h) quotes; (i) punctuation; etc.