Pharmacy, Natural & Health Sciences

Pharmacogenomics - International Admissions

As per government regulations, a program must submit an application for approval to admit international students. Manchester University's Fort Wayne campus has received approval from the Department of Homeland Security to admit students from outside the U.S for the Master of Science in Pharmacogenomics program. All international applicants must apply through PharmGRAD. DO NOT send admissions related documents to Manchester University directly. Please read the requirements for international applicants:

To qualify for admission into the Master of Science in Pharmacogenomics Program, applicants must 

  • Possess a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in science or a science related field (chemistry, biology, etc.); or a professional degree (medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, etc.); or a master's degree in science or science related field (genetic counseling, etc.)
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 is required on a 4.0 scale
  • A minimum science GPA of a 2.7 is required on a 4.0 scale 

Additional Requirements

  1. Official TOEFL or IELTS scores
    International applicants must be able to read, speak, write and comprehend rapid idiomatic English. We do not offer ESL instruction. Therefore, the TOEFL or IELTS exam is required of all students whose language of instruction is not English.  The following are minimum guidelines used to determine sufficient test scores for admission: 
    • TOEFL paper-based test=550
    • TOEFL iBT=79
    • IELTS=6.5

    Testing locations and dates for these exams may be found on their web sites: TOEFL http://www.ets.org/toefl; IELTS www.ielts.org.  Test results must be entered into your PharmGRAD application and sent to PharmGRAD.

  2. Verified copies of all collegiate transcripts
    • Step 1: Enter all institutions attended, domestic and international, in PharmGRAD application.
    • Step 2: For each international institution attended, you must order the WES evaluation of the transcript through the PharmGRAD application process. Please follow the steps outlined within the PharmGRAD application process to order this evaluation.  For more information, please visit the PharmGRAD website: http://www.pharmcas.org/preparing-to-apply/what-youll-need-to-apply/transcripts/
  3. Letter(s) of Recommendation
    Letters of recommendation (LOR) are optional. We recommend an applicant to include 1-2 letters of recommendation if the applicant believes it will strengthen their application. All letters of recommendation must be written in English and included in the applicant’s PharmGRAD application.  

  4. Deposit
    Once offered admission, all pharmacogenomics program international candidates will be required to make a $500 non-refundable deposit no later than 2 weeks after offer.  The deposit will be credited to the student’s account prior to the start of classes.  Directions on how to submit your deposit, can be found here!


Non-Discrimination in the
Admission Process
The Manchester University Pharmacogenomics Program is committed to non-discrimination in the admissions process.The University does not discriminate on the basis of national origin, ancestry, race, color, age, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, religion, disability, physical characteristics, or veteran status in admissions including its admission decisions and scholarships or loan awards.