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Program: Pharmacy (PharmD)

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

The Boston campus is not reviewing applications for Year II or Year III transfer in 2015.

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: No spaces for entry into years two and three of the PharmD program are available on the Boston campus. Students who have completed a BS/BA degree or significant college credit 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.

Application Checklist:

  • Completed Year I PharmD Application
  • Official High School Transcript for any applicant who has not previously earned a BS/BA degree
  • 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. If you need language instruction, visit the MCPHS English Language Academy.

*MCPHS University does not require PCAT Scores.

MCPHS University-Boston Mailing Address:

Admission Office
179 Longwood Ave.
Boston, MA 02115