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Pharmaceutical Sciences MS Application Instructions


  • Research Experience - applicants must provide a brief statement with lab or research experience. The statement is limited to 2,000 characters.

Supplemental Items

Required supplemental items are applied to an application AFTER application submission. Log into your account and scroll down to see the supplemental items and status of those items. All required supplemental items must be received before an application is considered complete. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

Letters of Reference

Applicants should selected referees who can address the applicant’s desire for a career in research and suitability for the academic program. Letters submitted outside our online recommendation system are strongly discouraged.


Applicants are required to upload a resume/CV as a required supplemental item. Since we conduct many admissions interviews via Skype, please include a picture of yourself on the document for identity verification purposes for the interview. There is no standard format for the Resume/CV, however applicants should include paid research positions, research presentations, and publications.

Financial Documents (International Applicants ONLY)

Applicants must upload proof of ability to pay tuition/fees and living expenses as a required supplemental item to the application. Failure to provide the documentation will render your application incomplete and incomplete applications are not reviewed. These documents include:

  • Bank Statement from an account belonging to the applicant showing a minimum of $33,561. The document must be in English. Amounts must be in USD or equivalent available balance.
  • If the applicant has a financial sponsor, we also require a bank statement from an account belonging to the sponsor as well as a letter from the sponsor or Financial Affidavit stating their intent to financially support the applicant. The sponsor’s bank statement must be in English and show an available balance in USD or equivalent at the same minimum amounts as stated above. The sponsor letter accepting financial responsibility must be signed and an electronic signature is not valid.
  • Applicants with a spouse and/or children must provide proof of an additional $7,500 USD for the spouse and for each child.
  • Applicants with scholarships awarded by their home countries, such as Saudi Arabia Cultural Mission, must still submit the required financial documents. We are unable to accept the SACM or other provisional financial guarantee as proof of funding. In order to meet the admission requirement you will need to show proof of personal funding.

Misc. Information


Research/Teaching/Graduate Assistantships are not available for this program.


Tuition and fees are set by the Texas Tech University System Board of Regents each year, generally in the summer prior to the new academic year. Expect to pay approximately $2,000 each semester for Texas residents and $6,000 for non-residents. Costs provided are estimates only and may not represent the true cost of tuition/fees. Applicants should consult the Student Business Services website to determine exact tuition/fees cost.

Health Insurance

The Texas Tech University System Board of Regents requires all students to have health insurance, and are required to provide proof of health insurance each year. Students who have failed to carry insurance and have suffered illness or injury resulting in high medical bills have often been financially unable to continue their education. Unlike free medical care in some countries, medical care in the U.S. is very expensive.