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Pharm.D. Application Instructions

Step One

In order to be considered for admission, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Have earned a minimum cumulative college grade point average (GPA)≥2.75 no later than the end of the fall semester prior to Pharm.D. class entry year.
    Note: Repeated course grades are averaged together in applicants’ overall cumulative and science/math GPA calculations.
  • Have earned a minimum Math/Science college GPA≥2.5 no later than the end of the fall semester prior to Pharm.D. class entry year.
  • You do not need to complete all of the pre-pharmacy requried coursework before you apply. You must however complete all pre-pharmacy course requirements with a grade of C or higher before the fall of the entering class year. If you earn less than a grade of “C” in a required pre-pharmacy course, you have to repeat it. Please note, the new grade DOES NOT replace the initial grade and BOTH will count in your GPA.
  • Applicants taking coursework at institutions of higher education other than UMKC must ensure that the institution(s) are regionally accredited by one of these agencies.  College coursework from institution that are not regionally accredited will not meet the pre-pharmacy course requirements.
  • Use this link to view how courses will transfer from the local schools: https://pharmacy.umkc.edu/college-course-transfer-sheets/.  Questions regarding courses from schools not listed, can be sent to pharmacy@umkc.edu.
  • Complete the Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT) and submit official scores directly to the Pharmacy College Application Service (PharmCAS), using code 104, prior to the March 1 deadline. If applying for Early Decision, official PCAT scores must be submitted from the Testing Agency and received by the School through PharmCAS in time for evaluation prior to the October interview date. Only recent PCAT scores will be accepted so must not be older than July 2016.
  • Read, meet and maintain compliance to the Minimal Technical Standards for Admission, Matriculation, and Graduation.
  • Your reference will submit one electronic evaluation to PharmCAS. Evaluations will only be accepted from one of the following evaluators: faculty member, academic adviser, pharmacist, other healthcare professional, or employer (supervisor). Recommendation forms or letters from personal friends, relatives or co-workers are not acceptable references.