Admission Requirements

Minimum requirements: B.S. or M.S. degree from an internationally recognized institution. The applicant should be a major in one of the following fields: Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Cellular and Molecular Biology, Pharmacy or Pharmaceutical Sciences. In special cases, Bachelor or Master´s degrees in other related fields can be considered. In these cases, before submission of the application, the student will be encouraged to request approval from the Assistant Dean of Graduate Programs.

Required Courses

Organic Chemistry, Calculus I

Recommended Courses

Biology, Biochemistry, Genetics, Physics


Additional Requirements

  • Average GPA of 3.0 or above.
  • Three letters of recommendation.
  • Essay including career goals and reasons for interest in the program, research experience, accomplishments and awards or publications, if any (max. 800 words).
  • Proficiency in English.
  • Interview by the Graduate Committee (when invited).


Admission Documents


For more information, you can contact Jorge Duconge, Ph.D., Assistant Dean for Graduate Programs, at


Physical Address

School of Pharmacy Building
Medical Sciences Campus
San Juan, PR 00931



(787) 758-2525 Ext. 5509, 5510