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International Admission Requirements


  • At least 42 hours of our prerequisite courses must have been completed at a college or university accredited in the United States (no online courses allowed), all English language courses must be completed at a college or university accredited in the United States (no online courses allowed).
  • An international student admitted to the College must be proficient in English with a score of at least 550 on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) paper based exam, 77 on the internet-based TOEFL, or 210 on the computer-based TOEFL. An international student admitted to the College must also successfully complete an English-based speech or public speaking course.
  • Applicants must be eligible to receive a Pharmacy Intern Certificate based on the South Carolina Board of Pharmacy requirements. The Pharmacy Intern Certificate is a requirement for students to complete Introductory and Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences portion of the PharmD curriculum.
  • Students who have attended post-secondary educational institutions, colleges or universities outside of the United States are required to submit a professional credential evaluation of all work completed. This is generally referred to as a course-by-course transcript evaluation. A course-by-course transcript evaluation should be sent directly to PharmCAS from the evaluation service.
  • If you are currently enrolled in a term or semester, you should contact the evaluation service about getting a partial evaluation done. A final evaluation will be required prior to enrollment. A fee from the student is required for the evaluation of credentials. The payment and all contact regarding this process is done directly with the evaluation service of your choice. We will consider an evaluation from a member of the¬†National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES).
  • 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 evidence will be used to issue the student an immigration document (I-20 or DS-2019) 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 processes 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.

Below is the contact information for a company that frequently provides us with evaluations.

World Education Services, Inc.
P.O. Box 5087
Bowling Green Station
New York, NY 10274-5087
Phone: 212-966-6311