Admission RequirementsDoctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) Accelerated
June 1 - Application deadline for fall applicants.
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Applications submitted and completed earlier in the process will be considered more favorably for admission and scholarships, including when you could be invited to campus to interview for the program.
Students with a bachelor's degree or the appropriate amount of college credits and prerequisites may apply to the accelerated PharmD program. Courses must have been completed at a regionally accredited college or university with a grade of C or better for transfer. Math and science courses taken more than ten years prior to the anticipated date of matriculation to MCPHS will not be accepted. MCPHS does not require the PCAT for admission.
Students with international coursework must submit a course-by-course evaluation from World Education Service (www.wes.org) or Education Credential Evaluators (www.ece.org). Please note that a WES or ECE evaluation is not required for applicants with coursework from English-Speaking Canadian universities and colleges.
Required courses for students with a U.S. or Canadian Bachelor's Degree or a U.S. Master's Degree effective beginning fall 2022:
Linked courses are available through the MCPHS School of Professional Studies.
- General Biology I (3 credits)
- General Biology II with lab (4 credits)
- Anatomy and Physiology (3 credits; lab is optional)
- General Chemistry I with lab (4 credits)
- General Chemistry II with lab (4 credits)
- Microbiology with lab (3 credits)
- Organic Chemistry I with lab (4 credits)
- Organic Chemistry II (3 credits; lab is optional)
- Calculus (3 credits)
- Math or Computer Science Elective (3 credits)
- Statistics (3 credits) (Acceptable substitutions include Basic Statistics, Biostatistics, Psychological Statistics, Economic Statistics)
- Physics (3 credits; lab is optional)
Additional courses required for students without a U.S. or Canadian Bachelor's Degree:
- English Composition (3 credits)
- English Elective (3 credits) (Acceptable courses include any additional English course including Introduction to Literature, Poetry, Women Writers, English Composition II, or English Literature)
- Introduction to Psychology (3 credits)
- Introduction to Sociology (3 credits)
- Economics (3 credits)
- Liberal Arts Courses (12 credits)