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.

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.). Degree must be equivalent to a degree conferred by a US accredited institution.
  • 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 

All international applicants must apply through PharmGRAD. DO NOT send admissions related documents to Manchester University directly. Applications for admission are accepted August 20 through July 1 each year. Application materials are to be submitted through the Pharmacy Graduate Application Service (PharmGRAD) found HERE.  A completed PharmGRAD application is required to be considered for admission (a personal statement, resume/CV, report ALL institution(s) attended on the PharmGRAD application, and request ALL transcript(s) and/or foreign credit evaluations be sent directly from the institution(s) and/or foreign credit vendor to PharmGRAD).

The annual admission cycle for the on-campus master's program is as follows:

  • August 20 - PharmGRAD application becomes available 
  • February 15 - Application deadline for the on-campus master's program (May/Summer Semester) [International Students]


Additional Requirements for International Students 

  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
  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.