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Program: Pharmacy (PharmD)

Campus: Boston
Application Deadline: February 1, 2015 
Program Start Date: Fall
Admission Contact: Elizabeth Duggan
Next Information Session: Events

Minimum GPA: 3.0
Average Accepted Student's GPA: 3.3 - 3.5

Students whose overall GPA is below a 3.0 are encouraged to apply to MCPHS University's BS in Pharmaceutical Sciences program, which allows for internal transfer into PharmD.

*Please note: We are now accepting Fall 2015 applications to Years I, II and III of the PharmD program.

Prerequisites for Entry into Year I:


While there are no specific prerequisite courses for entry into the first year of our program, the Admission Committee will look for success in any math and science courses you have already taken. If you complete any of the non-math/non-science courses listed below under “Prerequisites for Entry into Year II”, with a C or higher at a regionally accredited college/university, you may receive transfer credit and your first year course load may be lighter.  However, due to the lock-step nature of MCPHS University programs, entering the first year of the program with transfer credits will not change the total length of your program. Courses, other than elective courses, may not be moved forward in your schedule. All students entering into the first year of the PharmD program must take all the math and science courses in the MCPHS PharmD curriculum at MCPHS.

 

Prerequisites for Entry into Year II:

 
COURSE
COURSE SUBSTITUTIONS 
SEMESTER HOURS

General Biology I

 

3

General Biology II w/laboratory

 

4

General Chemistry I w/laboratory

 

4

General Chemistry II w/laboratory

 

4

Calculus I

 

3

Calculus II

 

3

Expository Writing I

 

3

Expository Writing II


3

American Culture, Identity, Public Life

Acceptable equivalents include: American History, US History, US Government, Western Civilization


Prerequisites for Entry into Year III:


COURSE
COURSE SUBSTITUTIONS
SEMESTER HOURS

Organic Chemistry I w/laboratory


4

Organic Chemistry II


3

Microbiology w/laboratory


4

Introduction to Speech


3

Statistics

Acceptable courses including basic statistics, biostatistics, psychological statistics, economic statistics

3

Introduction to Psychology    3

Physics

Calculus Based Physics I or Algebra Based Physics I &II

3/6

Macroeconomics

3

Humanities Elective Acceptable courses include: Literature, Creative Writing, Philosophy, Ethics, Religious Studies, Select Fine Arts, Advanced Level Languages

3

Social Science Elective Acceptable courses include: History, Political Science, Government, American Studies, Geography, Anthropology, Economics                      

3

Behavioral Science Elective Acceptable equivalents include: Any upper level psychology course

3


Application Checklist:

  • Apply Here for PharmD Admission
  • Official College Transcripts from each institution attended
  • Official High School Transcript for any applicant who has not previously earned a BS/BA degree
  • One Letter of Recommendation. Letter must be in a sealed envelope and signed on seal by recommender (professional, professor, or academic advisor) or can be submitted electronically to elizabeth.duggan@mcphs.edu from the reference's professional email address.
  • Official AP or CLEP Scores if applicable (transfer credit granted for AP Scores of 4 or 5 and CLEP Scores of 50 or higher)
  • Official SAT or ACT Scores for applicants who have not completed 30 or more college credits
  • Official transcripts from non-U.S. secondary schools, colleges or universities must be sent to the World Education Services (WES) for a course-by-course evaluation.
  • If English is your second language, you will be required to submit a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a minimum score of 79 or an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with a minimum score 6.5. 

*MCPHS University does not require PCAT or GRE Scores.

MCPHS University-Boston Mailing Address:

Admission Office
179 Longwood Ave.
Boston, MA 02115