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Program: Pharmacy (PharmD)

Campus: Boston
Application Deadline: MCPHS University-Boston will be accepting applications from students who have already created a PharmCAS account through May 18, 2016. Students may be granted individual deadline extensions through June 1, 2016. Please email chelsea.kelley@mcphs.edu to request your extension.
Program Start Date: Fall
Admission Contact: Chelsea Kelley
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 no longer accepting Fall 2016 applications to the third year of the PharmD program.

Entry into Year I:

While there are no specific required 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 “Required Courses 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.

 

Required Courses 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



Required Courses 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 include: 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

Courses (as indicated above) must have been completed at a regionally accredited college or university with a grade of C or better for transfer. Math and science courses must be completed no more than ten years prior to the anticipated date of matriculation to MCPHS University.

 

 Application checklist for Fall 2016 admission:

*MCPHS University does not require PCAT or GRE Scores.

MCPHS University-Boston Mailing Address:

Admission Office
179 Longwood Ave.
Boston, MA 02115