MUSC Pharmacy Students Succeed

Graduating student satisfaction, on-time graduation, and residency placement exceed 90 percent. We are a top academic medical center located in historic Charleston, SC focused on interprofessional education and research.

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International Admission Requirements

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  • At least 42 of the 63 hours of prerequisite coursework, including all English language courses, must be completed at a college or university accredited in the United States
  • Online courses are not permitted
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required for all international applicants
  • A score of 77 on the internet-based TOEFL is required for admission consideration
  • Applicants who have completed coursework outside of the United States are required to submit a course-by-course transcript analysis through their PharmCAS application
  • Applicants must be eligible to receive a Pharmacy Intern Certificate based on the South Carolina Board of Pharmacy requirements
  • Official documents (photocopies are acceptable) certifying that the student will have sufficient funding to attend the MUSC College of Pharmacy for one academic year are required. This will be used to issue the student an immigration document (I-20) which will be required to obtain the F-1 or J-1 student visa at a US embassy or consulate. If you are a permanent resident, you do not need to provide this information
  • International students may not be eligible for student loans through the FAFSA process
  • All international students will be considered out-of-state during the admissions process and for tuition purposes
  • The applicant is responsible for obtaining a proper visa, if accepted
  • Applicants admitted to the doctor of pharmacy program must comply with all student policies and requirements as detailed in the MUSC Bulletin and all admission procedure requirements including a background check and heath/immunization policies
  • We recommend all international applicants apply by February 1, 2024 to allow adequate time to process the additional paperwork and requirements with our Center for Global Health office, if an offer of admission is extended.  The Center for Global Health Office requires all incoming international student paperwork to be complete with their office by April 30, 2024 for fall 2024 enrollment.