Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) Admissions

The University of New England will be accepting applications from students who have already created a PharmCAS account through May 18, 2017. Students may be granted individual deadline extensions through June 1, 2017.

 

TO REQUEST YOUR EXTENSION, OPEN YOUR PHARMCAS ACCOUNT HERE AND THEN EMAIL US AT GRADADMISSIONS@UNE.EDU.


The University of New England’s College of Pharmacy participates in the Centralized Application Service for Pharmacy (PharmCAS). All applications for admission to the Doctor of Pharmacy program must be submitted through PharmCAS. Please visit PharmCAS for additional information and detailed instructions for completion of the application.

Scholarships
A limited number of merit scholarships are available to incoming students who have demonstrated strong academic achievement in their undergraduate coursework. These scholarships are renewable for up to four years. For more information on the scholarship and application process, contact gradadmissions@une.edu.

Application for Fall 2017

Important Dates

  • July 15: PharmCAS application portal opens
  • Sept 6: Deadline for Early Decision applicants
  • Mar 1: Deadline for Regular Decision applicants
  • Pearson is opening additional PCAT testing dates February 1-14, 2017. Registration for the February PCAT dates will open on December 19, 2016. UNE will accept all PCAT scores taken in February 2017. Get more info

PRE-PHARMACY ADMISSIONS

Application for UNE’s two-year undergraduate (Pre-Pharmacy) program must be submitted through Undergraduate Admissions. Visit the Undergraduate Admissions website to find details on admissions criteria in the Catalog. All pre-pharmacy students must apply for admission to the Doctor of Pharmacy Program; admission is not automatic or assured upon completion of the undergraduate Pre-Pharmacy program.

For specific academic dates, please view the UNE Academic Calendar.

Admissions

ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS
All candidates for the Doctor of Pharmacy program must complete a minimum of two years of pre-professional coursework with 58 required undergraduate semester credits (82 quarter credits) from a US regionally accredited institution or international equivalent.  Pre-professional coursework must include ALL of the following prerequisite courses.

PREREQUISITE COURSES

Courses*

Specifics

Semester Hrs

Quarter Hrs

Cellular Biology

Lab

4

6

General Chemistry I & II

Labs

8

12

Human Anatomy & Physiology 

Labs

8

12

Physics I

 

3

4

Organic Chemistry I & II

Labs

8

12

College Calculus

 

3

4

Statistics for Life Sciences

 

3

4

English Composition

 

3

4

Social Science (Psychology/Sociology/Economics/Anthropology)

 

3

4

Public Speaking

 

3

4

Humanities/Liberal Arts

 

3

4

Social/Global Awareness

 

3

4

Microbiology   3

4

General Education   3 4
Total Required   58 82

*AP Credit will be accepted to fulfill prerequisite coursework with a score of "4" or better only.  AP Credit must appear as transfer credit on the undergraduate transcript.  Regardless of total AP credit awarded, candidates must complete 48 credit hours of undergraduate coursework post high school graduation to be eligible for admission.

ACADEMIC/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
Applicants who meet the minimum requirements for application should understand that the average GPAs for students accepted into the program are well above the minimum requirements. Just meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee an interview or acceptance, just eligibility for consideration.

  • Have earned a minimum overall GPA of 2.5 as calculated by PharmCAS, factoring all courses taken and grades earned from all colleges attended
  • Have earned a minimum math/science prerequisite GPA of 2.5 calculated by UNE  using the best grade earned for course that has been repeated (does not include non-math/science coursework)
  • All math and science courses should be completed within five (5) years of enrollment into the Doctor of Pharmacy program (Summer 2013 or more recent)
  • Successfully complete all prerequisite coursework with a grade of "C” or better by August 1 of the year of enrollment into the Doctor of Pharmacy program ("C-" grades are not acceptable). Please note that minimum grade of "C" is acceptable for successful completion of the prerequisites, however, applicants will not meet the minimum 2.5 prerequisite Math/Science  and Cumulative GPAs with all "C" grades.
  • Applicants must maintain good academic and social standing through the completion of all requirements for enrollment
  • Have successfully completed the Pharmacy College Admissions Test (PCAT) by the end of January of the desired year of matriculation into the College of Pharmacy. (Use PharmCAS code 104 to have scores reported directly to PharmCAS.) Please Note: the PCAT requirement will be waived for all applicants with a 3.2 or higher cumulative and 3.2 or higher prerequisite GPA, ONLY.
  • Two (2) letters of reference are required as part of the PharmCAS application. (Letters of reference from clergy, co-workers, family members, friends, or politicians will not be accepted.)
    • One letter is required from a science professor who can speak to your academic ability to be successful in a doctoral level graduate program.
    • One letter is recommended but not required from a Pharmacist. 
  • Health care related experience is recommended

​Note:  Before or upon matriculation, accepted/deposited students will be expected to meet all health immunization requirements and; to obtain a physical examination with proof of up-to-date immunization status.  Please visit Student Health Care for details.

Students will be subject to passing a criminal background check prior to matriculation.

PROCEDURES AND POLICIES (FOR ALL APPLICANTS)

  • Applications for admissions are accepted from the Pharmacy College Application Service (PharmCAS) only.
  • On-campus interviews are required for admission to the program and are granted to qualified applicants by invitation only 
  • Admissions are rolling and decisions are made after each interview session and continue until the program starts with candidates on the waitlist being offered admissions as seats become available. Candidates are strongly encouraged to apply early in the admissions cycle.
  • Pre-requisites may be in-progress or planned at the time of application, but must be completed before enrollment. Please include any in-progress or planned coursework in your PharmCAS application. (Transcripts for coursework and/or degrees completed in the fall term prior to the PharmD program start must be submitted to PharmCAS to be verified during the Fall academic update period.)Transcripts for coursework and/or degrees completed in the spring or summer terms and not verified by PharmCAS must be submitted directly to UNE’s Office of Graduate and Professional Admissions as soon as they are available.)
  • International applicants and applicants with international degrees must have their transcripts evaluated for degree and grade equivalency to that of a regionally accredited US institution.   Please see International Admissions for details.
  • All applicants to UNE must be able to understand and communicate in English to be admitted to the university. UNE accepts several methods of English Proficiency (see International Admissions). If the applicant cannot prove English Proficiency in another way, scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) are required and must be submitted as a part of the completed application. (Use code 8246 to have TOEFL scores reported directly to PharmCAS.)

For additional information on the admissions process and requirements, please access the College of Pharmacy’s website.

Exceptions to Policy

The College of Pharmacy and the COP Admissions Committee in collaboration with the Office of Graduate and Professional Admissions reserve the right to make exceptions to the admissions criteria and to make changes or exceptions to policies and procedures, on a case by case basis, when it deems such a decision is necessary and appropriate.

Transfer Credit

Transfer Credit

Transfer credits are rarely awarded to students who transfer from another Doctor of Pharmacy program.  The Associate Dean of Academic Affairs in the College of Pharmacy, with input from the course directors, will review courses and award transfer credits on a case-by-case basis.

ADVANCED STANDING

No advanced standing is available.

Experiential Learning

No credit will be awarded to transfer students for experiential learning.