Academic Pathway to Pharmacy

Pharm. D. StudentsBest Candidates for Admission to our Program

The admissions committee looks for students who are passionate about pharmacy, who have a true desire to serve, who think critically, and who work well with others. Application materials include:
• GPA (especially in pre-requisite courses with focus on math and science) and PCAT scores
• Letters of recommendation, ideally from a pharmacist or supervisor (including work or academic)
• Written and oral communication skills (essay and interview)
• Work experience in pharmacy, health care, or customer service
• Extracurricular involvement and leadership in organizations
• Knowledge of the pharmacy profession
• Experience in service, volunteerism, research, teaching, tutoring, and mentoring

Class of 2021 Data

Applications: 508 Received (Early Decision: 58 Received)
Enrolled: 124 (Early Decision: 42 Enrolled)
GPA: 3.6
PCAT Composite: 84
Previous Degrees: 97 Baccalaurete; 1 Master’s or Higher
Gender: 39 Men; 85 Women
Ethnicity: 44 Asian; 4 Black; 27 Hispanic; 45 White; 3 Multiracial; 1 Unreported

Pharm.D. Student ServicePharm.D. Curriculum

The Pharm.D. program emphasizes an integrated and problem-based approach to disease management as the core of the didactic and laboratory program of study. The capstone of the Pharm.D. program is a series of seven, six-week rotations known as Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPEs). Each APPE course includes 40 to 50 hours per week of on-site experience (Experiential Programs).

Learn more about the Pharm.D. Program and the Pharm.D. Curriculum.


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