Application Process Steps and Timelines

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.
  • Complete all prerequisite course requirements with a grade of C or higher before the fall of the entering class year.
    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 institutions outside of the U.S. will not meet prerequisite equivalents.
  • 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.
  • Submit one electronic Letter of Reference (eLOR). Applicants must have one evaluator submit an eLOR to PharmCAS. References will only be accepted from one of the following evaluators: faculty member, academic adviser, pharmacist, other healthcare professional, or employer (supervisor). Recommendation forms or letter from personal friends, relatives or co-works are not acceptable references.