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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. The original grade and the repeated grade will both count in the applicant’s GPA.
  • 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.
Pre-Pharmacy Course Requirements

Applicants do not have to complete all of the pre-pharmacy required coursework before applying. However, all pre-pharmacy course requirements must be completed with a grade of C- or higher before the fall of the entering class year.
College Course Transfer Work

Use the following link to view how courses will transfer from local college/universities: https://pharmacy.umkc.edu/college-course-transfer-sheets/.

Questions regarding courses from schools not listed, can be sent to pharmacy@umkc.edu.

Applicants taking coursework at institutions of higher education in the United States must ensure that the institution(s) are regionally accredited by one of these agencies. College coursework from institutions that are not regionally accredited will not meet the pre-pharmacy course requirements. Foreign credit earned in General Biology I and II, General Chemistry I and II, Calculus, Physics, Organic Chemistry I and Communications may transfer if the UMKC International Student Affairs Office approves as equivalent and coursework meets the minimum grade and timeline requirements.

Pharmacy College Admissions Test

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. PCAT scores must not be older than July 2016.
Minimal Technical Standards for Admission, Matriculation and Graduation
Reference Evaluations

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.