Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD)
Application Requirements

The Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program is designed to prepare a well-rounded student trained to practice in many specialty areas of pharmacy profession.

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Admission Requirements

All applications undergo a holistic review process whereby careful consideration is given to all the credentials presented by applicants. Satisfactory completion of the required prerequisite coursework from an accredited college or university is necessary. A baccalaureate degree (or graduate or other professional degrees) is not required for admission to the School of Pharmacy, but students possessing a previous degree will be given additional consideration for admission.

Prior to matriculation, competitive applicants must have completed the prerequisite coursework (see below) with a grade of “C” or better. All science and math prerequisites must have been completed within the last 10 years with a letter grade of "C" or higher. There is no minimum overall or science GPA for consideration. Average overall GPA is 2.9 and 2.8 for science GPA for the prior matriculating class. Competitive scores on the Pharmacy College Admissions Test (PCAT) or other standardized tests will be considered, including the MCAT, GRE, DAT and OAT. PCATs scores greater than 40 percent, or comparable scores on other standardized tests, are considered competitive. Standardized test scores, including PCAT scores, must be taken within five years of the application date for consideration. Professional preparedness, motivation, decision making and written and verbal communication skills are also evaluated. An in-person interview is required.

Prerequisite Courses

  • General Biology I and II (live lab required): 8 credits (cellular or molecular biology with lab or zoology with lab are also acceptable)
  • General Chemistry I and II (live lab required): 8 credits
  • Organic Chemistry I and II (live lab required): 8 credits
  • Physics (live lab required): 4 credits
  • Calculus: 3 credits
  • Introductory Statistics: 3 credits
  • English Composition: 6 credits (3 credits from English Literature is also acceptable)
  • Economics: 3 credits
  • Speech: 3 credits
  • Social/ Behavioral Science (ie, History/Psychology/Sociology/Ethics): 3 credits
  • Humanities (i.e., Art, Foreign Language, Music, Religion): 3 credits
  • Electives: 8 credits

Credits are listed as semester credits. To determine equivalent quarter credits, multiply quarter credits by 2/3 (2 semester credits = 3 quarter credits). The Admissions Committee reviews the entire application, and is seeking well-rounded, achievement oriented people whose maturity and dedication will lead them to a successful career as a pharmacist. All prerequisites must be completed with a letter grade of C or higher.  All science and math pre-requisites must have been completed within the last 10 years.

Early Decision Application Process

The early decision application deadline for 2018 is September 4. In addition to completing the PharmCAS application, you must have arranged for PharmCAS to receive all of your official transcripts and fee by September 4. If your application, transcripts, or fee arrived after the deadline, PharmCAS will automatically change your file from early decision status to regular status.

You may be offered early admission, denied admission, or deferred to regular applicant status. If you are offered admission as an early decision applicant, you are obligated to accept the offer and you will not be permitted to apply to other PharmCAS institutions. Interviews for early decision will be in September and early October. Please refer to your PharmCAS application instructions for additional information about the Early Decision Process. Click here for more information.

PCOM will make admission decisions on early decision applicants by October 19.

Application Process

All inquiries about admission to the Pharmacy program should be directed to:

PCOM's Office of Admissions
4170 City Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19131
Phone: 215-871-6700
Toll free: 800-999-6998

PCOM School of Pharmacy – Georgia Campus participates in the centralized Pharmacy College Application Service (PharmCAS) for applicants applying to colleges and schools of pharmacy. Application to PCOM School of Pharmacy – Georgia Campus consists of a completed PharmCAS Application and a PCOM School of Pharmacy – Georgia Campus Supplemental Application. Beginning in June, prospective pharmacy students may submit their application through PharmCAS. The PharmCAS application will include all undergraduate and graduate coursework, official transcripts, three letters of recommendation and PCAT score(s). PCOM will also consider the MCAT, DAT, OAT, GRE, or similar graduate or professional admissions tests.

PharmCAS applications must be completed no later than March 1 and applicants are encouraged to apply well ahead of this deadline. Upon receipt of the PharmCAS Application by the Office of Admissions, a PCOM School of Pharmacy Supplemental Application will be sent via email and must be completed and signed. The deadline for the PCOM School of Pharmacy Supplemental Application is April 1.

When the PharmCAS application, letters of recommendation, and PCAT score(s)—or similar graduate or professional admissions tests—as well as the PCOM School of Pharmacy Supplemental Application are received in the Office of Admissions, the application will be considered complete. Early application and fulfillment of all requirements are strongly recommended because a rolling admissions process is followed with review of completed applications beginning in early Fall.

All accepted candidates are required to remit a $500 non-refundable deposit to secure a seat in the class. PCOM has two-step deposit policy for all accepted applicants prior to March 1. Applicants accepted prior to March 1 are asked to send a non-refundable $200 tuition payment that will be credited to the student's tuition account. A second non-refundable $300 pre-payment is required after March 1 to hold the seat in the upcoming class. Applicants accepted after March 1 will be asked to submit a single, non-refundable $500 pre-payment. All pre-payments will be credited to the student's tuition account. The candidate is also asked to review and acknowledge the PCOM — School of Pharmacy Technical Standards.

An in-person interview is a required component of the admissions process. Interviews begin in mid September and continue until the class has been selected. If you are selected for an interview, we will send you an email with the date of your interview. Interviews are conducted at the Georgia Campus. PCOM School of Pharmacy may also conduct face-to-face interviews at designated off-campus locations as well as computer-based virtual interviews as needed. Applicants will receive an email from PharmDinterview@pcom.edu. All interviews are conducted at the Georgia Campus. Please add this address to your directory so it will not be captured in any computer filters. We will use the email address provided on your PharmCAS application. Please check your account on a regular basis. It is your responsibility to notify us, in writing, if your email address changes.

For questions regarding submission of the PharmCAS application, contact PharmCAS directly at info@pharmcas.org or 617-612-2050. Should you have any questions, please contact us via email at PharmDadmissions@pcom.edu

 


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Philadelphia, PA 19131

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