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Program: Pharmacy (PharmD)

Campus: Boston
Application Deadline: Extended to March 3 for Year I and Year II only
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: Spaces for entry into year three of the PharmD program are very limited. Students who have completed a BS/BA degree are encouraged to apply to MCPHS University's Accelerated 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 courses listed below under “Prerequisites for Entry into Year II”, with a C or higher at a regionally accredited college/university, you will 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.

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

3

Prerequisites for Entry into Year III:

COURSE
COURSE SUBSTITUTIONS
SEMESTER HOURS

Organic Chemistry I w/laboratory*


4

Organic Chemistry II w/laboratory*


4

Introduction to Psychology    3

Microbiology w/laboratory


4

Statistics

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

3

Physics

Calculus-based Physics I or Algebra-based Physics I &II

3

Economics

Acceptable courses include microeconomics, macroeconomics, or general economics

3

Humanities Elective

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

3

Interpersonal Communication in the Health Professions

3

Behavioral Science Elective

Acceptable equivalents include: Any upper level psychology course

3

Social Science Elective

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

3

General Elective Acceptable courses include: History, English, Fine Arts, Philosophy, Government, Ethics, Foreign Language, Psychology, Religious Studies, Anthropology, Communications, and Economics

3

*Please Note: For consideration into the third year both Organic Chemistry I & II must be completed by the application deadline.

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

Application Checklist:

*MCPHS University does not require PCAT Scores.

MCPHS University-Boston Mailing Address:

Admission Office
179 Longwood Ave.
Boston, MA 02115