Application Process

Application Process Overview

Everything detailed below must be completed prior to the deadline for your application to be considered.

The Masters of Science Degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences / Two Year Health-System Pharmacy Administration Residency Program is offered in collaboration with University of North Carolina Hospitals (UNCH), Duke University Health System (DUHS), Wake Forest Baptist Health (WFBH), Mission Hospitals (MH), and Cone Health (CH), Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), BayCare, and other various institutions. While everyone who is accepted into the program will receive their Masters of Science Degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the residency component is divided across multiple medical center sites.

Interested applicants will need to apply to the University of North Carolina Graduate School for their didactic component. The applicant will also need to complete separate applications for each residency program to which they wish to apply – UNCH, DUHS, WFBH, MH, or CH. Applicants need only to apply to their residency programs of interest.

Individual interviews times will be scheduled at times convenient for applicants and institutions. Each applicant and program will communicate to identify the ideal time to conduct the interview. Our hope is to have all of the interviews for an applicant in one consecutive period, with the programs providing transportation if needed.

Each program will participate in the match, but each one has a different match number. If you have not done so already, please make sure to register for the National Matching Service offered through ASHP.

Graduate School Application

  1. Complete a Graduate School application for admission

    a. Review the Graduate School information

b.The application information is as follows:

c. Level of Study: Graduate; New Degree Seeking Applicant

d. Major: Pharmaceutical Sciences

e. Degree: Master of Science

f. Area of Interest of Specialization: Practice Advancement and Clinical Education

g. Select term of Entry

h. Fill out the applicant information

i. Fill out educational background

j. Upload your UNOFFICIAL transcripts (Undergraduate and Graduate)

k. Upload a Statement of Purpose

l. Upload a copy of your CV/Resume

2. Submit the application and the non-refundable $90 application fee

3. Provide three letters of recommendation (These can be identical to those provided for the residency program application.) Provide these through the Recommendations link on the online application under "Important Links."

4. Have your graduate and undergraduate school submit to PhorCAS an OFFICIAL academic transcript for each school attended. The graduate school will request an Official transcript after acceptance into the program only.

*GRE test scores will be waived if the applicant receives a Doctor of Pharmacy. If not receiving this degree, current GRE scores (no more than five years old) are required.

Grad School Information

Grad School Application


Response to additional essay questions:

Review the residency websites at the following institutions for the supplemental application:

  • University of North Carolina Hospitals
  • Duke University Health System
  • Wake Forest Baptist Health
  • Mission Hospitals
  • Cone Health
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • BayCare

The application deadline is January 1st each year.

For more information contact:

Stephen EckelStephen F. Eckel, PharmD, MHA, BCPS
Director, 24-month HSPAL/MS Pharmacy Residency Program
Director of Pharmacy Innovation Services, UNC Medical Center
Associate Dean of Global Engagement, UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy