Pharmacy, Natural & Health Sciences

International Graduate Student Admissions

International Admissions

As per government regulations, a program must submit an application for approval to admit international students. Manchester University has received approval from the Department of Homeland Security to admit students from outside the U.S for the Doctor of Pharmacy Program, Master of Science in Pharmacogenomics Program and the Master of Athletic Training Program. Manchester University’s Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) Second Degree Program does not have approval from Homeland Security to accept international students. International Students are not eligible to apply to the Accelerated BSN Second Degree Program at this time. We are currently seeking approval and will update prospective students if approval is granted. 


All international applicants must apply through the appropriate CAS. A completed CAS application is required to be considered for admissions to all programs.

Pharmacy Program: PharmCAS

Application cycle opens: July 14
Application cycle closes: June 1

Pharmacogenomics Program On-Campus Only: PharmGRAD

Application cycle opens: August 18
Application cycle closes: February 15

Master of Athletic Training Program: ATCAS

Application cycle opens: June 30
Application cycle closes: June 5

Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program: NursingCAS (Manchester University’s Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) Second Degree Program does not have approval from Homeland Security to accept international students. International Students are not eligible to apply to the Accelerated BSN Second Degree Program at this time). 

Application cycle opens: August 12
Application cycle closes: April 1

DO NOT send admissions related documents to Manchester University directly. Please read the requirements for international applicants:

Requirements for Admission

Undergraduate degree:
Pharmacy Program only: Required prerequisite courses need not culminate in an undergraduate degree.

Pharmacogenomics Program only: 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.

Master of Athletic Training Program only: Required with degree conferred listed. Unofficial transcripts are accepted at the time of application, submitted through ATCAS. Official transcript with degree conferred is required before you are able to begin the program (preferably by July 1 of start year).

Nursing Program only: Bachelor’s degree required from a regionally accredited institution.

Applicants who completed their degree(s)/studies outside the United States will be required to submit a course-by-course foreign credit evaluation report from World Education Services (WES) for each international institution attended directly to the appropriate CAS.

Verified copies of all collegiate transcripts

  • Step 1: Enter all institutions attended, domestic and international, in CAS application.
  • Step 2: Please follow the steps outlined within the CAS application process to order this evaluation. 
  • Master of Athletic Training only: Have your WES evaluation(s) sent directly to Manchester University at the following address: Manchester University Fort Wayne Campus, Office of Admissions and Enrollment, 10627 Diebold Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46845.
  • Information about WES can be found at Students are responsible for payment of fees to WES (not Manchester University) for this service.

All prerequisite coursework must be completed by the spring prior to the fall you wish to enroll (preferably by July 1 (April 15 for the ABSN Program) for the current admissions cycle)

Courses completed at an accredited institution are acceptable toward prerequisite requirements.

Required prerequisites for Manchester University Graduate and Professional Programs




Human Anatomy & Physiology I w/lab




Human Anatomy & Physiology II w/lab




Microbiology w/lab




Organic Chemistry w/lab

X min 2 sem















English Composition








General Chemistry course w/lab

X min 2 sem



Physics course (any level)




General Electives (Humanities (literature, arts, language, philosophy, communication, etc.), social science (psychology, sociology, history, political science, etc.), various options considered.*

X min 3 sem



Exercise Physiology w/lab








Principles of Fitness and Exercise Prescription








General Psychology




Biology course (any level)




Human Growth and Development




Other electives as needed to total at least 60 semester credit hours




*recommended that at least one of the humanities/social science electives deals primarily with an international culture

**must be taken within the last five years


Pharmacy Program:

Preferred minimum cumulative and prerequisite GPA of 2.5/4.0
Preferred minimum science and math GPAs of 2.25/4.0

Pharmacogenomics Program:

Required minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7/4.0
Required minimum science GPA of a 2.7/4.0 

Master of Athletic Training Program:

Required minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0/4.0

Nursing Program:

               Preferred minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
               Preferred science prerequisite GPA of 3.0

No grade below a “C” will count toward prerequisite coursework (NOTE: a C- does not meet this minimum requirement)

Additional Requirements

English Proficiency:
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:


Test results must be entered into your CAS application and sent to the appropriate CAS.

NOTE: Applicants who were instructed in English may still be asked to submit a TOEFL or IELTS exam result in order to assess English proficiency. 

Letter(s) of Recommendation: 
Two letters of recommendation (LORs) collected through the appropriate CAS are required. These must be in English.

Pharmacogenomics Program only: Letters of recommendation (LORs) are optional. We recommend an applicant include 1-2 letters of recommendation if the applicant believes it will strengthen their application.

ABSN Program only: 1 Letter of recommendation is required, applicants may submit up to 3. 

In lieu of a seat deposit, students will complete an Intent to Enroll form to secure their place in the class for each program.

Evidence of financial support:
Students must be able to show their ability to pay for their program studies in the United States. Students may self-fund their education, or obtain a financial sponsor. Students with a financial sponsor must complete the Affidavit of Financial Support and return the document signed by the student’s sponsor to the Admissions Office with proof of adequate funds to support you for at least one year. Such proof includes bank statements, employer testimony of salary, or government support letters. 

Statement of Non-Discrimination in the Admission Process
Manchester University 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.