Pharm.D. Application Process

UMKC participates in PharmCAS, the Pharmacy Centralized Application Service. The PharmCAS application opens July 13. UMKC Pharm.D. applicants are encouraged to apply early, as the program admits applicants on a rolling basis. Applications will be reviewed after applicants have completed PharmCAS, which includes receipt of all college transcripts, a personal essay and at least one letter of recommendation (evaluation). Formal admission interview invitations to select applicants will go out soon after, and applicants find out their admission status the next business day after interviews. 

Applicants are admitted in the following fall term only. The next Pharm.D. application deadline is June 1.

For questions about your admission eligibility or the admission process, contact the UMKC School of Pharmacy Office of Student Affairs by phone at 816-235-1613 or email

Admissions Timeline Calendar

Application Process: Step-by-Step

Step One: Requirements

Step Two: PharmCAS Application

Step Three: Supplemental Application

Step Four: Interview

Step Five: Admission Confirmation

Step Six: Requirements for International Applicants

A Message from Dean Melchert

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