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 January 18 (department deadline). 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. Please be aware that the Online Recommendation Option is available for our department.
Select Degree (MS or PhD), Select Major – Clinical and Administrative Pharmacy. Once you select degree, please make sure to enter your Area of Emphasis (Clinical and Experimental Therapeutics or Pharmaceutical Health Services, Outcomes, and Policy).
- 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 official GRE score(s). Copies are not acceptable. UGA GRE Code: 5813.
- Submit CV (Resume)
- Submit Statement of Purpose (SOP)-Details below
- Request Letters of Recommendation-Details below
For more information on the GRE, go to www.gre.org. Email: email@example.com
- Graduate School deadline for applicants seeking assistantship consideration through Graduate School funding and competition
Deadline: All general application admission materials must be received in the Office of Graduate Admissions by January 1. Applicants must be admitted as prospective degree candidates by February 15.
- Graduate School deadline for applicants not seeking assistantships and for those whose academic departments do not have earlier deadlines.Applications for admission and all supporting documents must be received in the Graduate School Office by the following deadlines:
- Fall Semester – July 1 (Department deadline January 6 for assistantship consideration)
UGA Graduate School Mailing Address:
- Fall Semester – April 15 (Department deadline January 6 for assistantship consideration)
Office of Graduate Admissions
210 South Jackson Street
The University of Georgia
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 and are encourage to review program faculty to find common interest)
- 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, and LORs can now be submitted when applying through the Graduate School Website, or can be submitted via email to Randall Tackett, Graduate Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org.
- You should specify on your application whether you are applying to Clinical and Experimental Therapeutics (CET) or Pharmaceutical Health Services, Outcomes and Policy (PHSOP – formerly Pharmacy Care Administration) 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.
Let your recommenders know to expect an email from ‘email@example.com’, with ‘Please submit your recommendation’, in the subject line. It will be sent from CollegeNet.com (who manages the LOR’s for UGA’s Graduate School). 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.
Or, you may submit all the departmental materials (only), in one packet, and mail it to the following address:
UGA College of Pharmacy
Clinical & Administrative Pharmacy Admissions
250 W. Green Street, 270-I
Athens, GA, 30602-2354
* 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.
6. Submit sample to Randall Tackett at firstname.lastname@example.org.