Frequently asked questions regarding the USJ Doctor of Pharmacy Program
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To be eligible for admission into the entry-level Pharm.D. degree program, an applicant must hold a bachelor's degree and present evidence of successful completion of the required prerequisite courses at a regionally accredited college or university in the United States:
- The applicant must be in good academic standing at each college or university attended.
- Competitive applicants have a minimum overall grade point average (GPA) of 2.8 (4.0 scale).
- Competitive applicants have a minimum math/science GPA of 2.8 (4.0 scale).
- Application is through the Pharmacy College Application Service (PharmCAS).
- The following material must be sent to PharmCAS along with your application:
- Personal statement (minimum of 250 words) that describes your goals and reasons for pursuing a career in pharmacy
- An official transcript from each college or university attended
- Official scores from the Pharmacy College Admission Test PCAT
- Two professional letters of recommendation, one of which from a science professor or instructor and the other from a non-relative
- If selected for an interview, you will be asked to provide your official college or university transcripts.
If you meet all eligibility requirements, you may then be contacted for an in-person interview. If selected for an interview, updated official transcripts from each college or university attended must be submitted prior to the interview. During the interview, an additional writing and mathematics test will be administered.
If you are an undergraduate or transfer student, please click here for information about the pre-pharmacy program.
NOTE: Admission into the Pharm.D. degree program is highly competitive. Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee automatic admission.