Qualifications and Application Process

Qualifications and Application Process 

Application Information

The Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences with specialization in Health-System Pharmacy Program/Two Year Administrative Residency Program is offered in collaboration with Duke University Medical Center, University of North Carolina Hospitals and Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. While everyone who is accepted into the program receives their Master of Science Degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the residency component is divided across multiple North Carolina hospitals.

Interested applicants need to apply both to the University of North Carolina Graduate School for the didactic component and to EACH site of interest. Applicants need only to apply to their residency site of interest; however, we highly recommend considering all four sites in order to compare and contrast practice settings.

Mission Hospital Application (National Matching Service #197918):

We are using the ASHP-supported application portal, PhORCAS for resident application submissions.

*Application deadline for Mission Hospitals is January 6, 2017*

Through the PhORCAS site, and as part of our application packet, we require the following documents:

  • Letter of intent
  • 3 letters of recommendation using the standardized form on PhORCAS
  • Eligibility for NC licensure. NC licensure by July 1 is strongly encouraged. 

UNC Graduate School Application

  1. Complete a graduate school application for admission
  • Review the graduate school information 
  • The application information is as follows: 
    • Level of Study: Graduate; New Degree Seeking Applicant 
    • Major: Pharmaceutical Sciences 
    • Degree: Master of Science 
    • Area of Interest of Specialization: Practice Advancement and Clinical Education 
    • Select term of entry
      • Fill out the applicant information
      • Fill out educational background
      • Upload your UNOFFICIAL transcripts (undergraduate and graduate) 
      • Upload a Statement of Purpose 
      • Upload a copy of your CV/resume
  1. Submit the application and the nonrefundable $85 application fee
  2. Provide three letters of recommendation. These can be identical to those provided for the residency program application. Provide these through the “Recommendations” link on the online application under "Important Links."
  3. Have your graduate and undergraduate school submit to PhORCAS and OFFICIAL academic transcript for each school attended. The graduate school will request an official transcript after acceptance into the program only.

*GRE test scores will be waived if the applicant receives a doctor of pharmacy. If not receiving this degree, current GRE scores (no more than five years old) are required.