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Thanks for your interest in UKCOP. Throughout our process, applicants will be evaluated for academic record, research experience, and a demonstrated interest in science careers.


  • U.S. applications and International applications
    Submit a completed application to the Graduate School by December 16, 2022, to be considered for our 2022 interview dates.

UKCOP does not admit students for entry in the spring semester. We also do not offer an entry-level master's degree program.


A completed application includes:

  1. A copy of your CV
  2. Statement of Purpose
    Describe in detail your previous research experience. Also, indicate your area of interest:
  3. Undergraduate & Graduate Transcripts
    Provide your cumulative GPAs for each institution you attended.
  4. Recommendation
    Please supply contact information for three faculty or supervisors. Our online system will then contact each person and their recommendations can be submitted online. Your contacts will also be asked for a letter commenting specifically on:
    • Academic ability;
    • Research experience;
    • Personal attributes;
    • Likelihood of success.
  5. TOEFL or IELTS Scores
    International students are required to submit Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or IELTS scores.

Application Deadline

Applications are due by:

Friday, December 16, 2022 (US and International applications)

We wish to remember and honor those who inhabited this Commonwealth before the arrival of the Europeans. Briefly occupying these lands were the Osage, Wyndott tribe, and Miami peoples. The Adena and Hopewell peoples, who are recognized by the naming of the time period in which they resided here, were here more permanently. Some of their mounds remain in the Lexington area, including at UK’s Adena Park.

In more recent years, the Cherokee occupied southeast Kentucky, the Yuchi southwest Kentucky, the Chickasaw extreme western Kentucky and the Shawnee central Kentucky including what is now the city of Lexington. The Shawnee left when colonization pushed through the Appalachian Mountains. Lower Shawnee Town ceremonial grounds are still visible in Greenup County.

We honor the first inhabitants who were here, respect their culture, and acknowledge the presence of their descendants who are here today in all walks of life including fellow pharmacists and healthcare professionals.