About the Program

Admission Requirements

Admission to the Doctor of Pharmacy program requires the equivalent of two years (62 semester hours) of pre-professional education at an accredited college or university. Application may be made after completion of 30 semester hours of coursework. Minimum course requirements are:

English Composition (3)
Speech (3)
English/Literature Elective (3)
Humanities and Social/Behavioral Science (12)
Biology (with lab) (12)
Calculus (3)
General Chemistry (with lab) (8)
Organic Chemistry (with lab) (8)
Physics (with lab) (4)
Statistics (3)
Economics (Microeconomics is preferred) (3)

Grades below “C” cannot be accepted toward completion of these requirements. A minimum grade point average of 2.75 is required for both cumulative and science courses. All science courses (Chemistry, Biology, and Physics) must include a laboratory with each lecture. All pre-professional coursework must be completed prior to matriculating into the School of Pharmacy.

Application Process

Submit Application Through PharmCAS

Submit an online application to PharmCAS (Pharmacy College Application Service), a centralized application service that offers the convenience of one general application for multiple Pharm.D. programs. Applications must be received by PharmCAS no later than March 1. Applicants are encouraged to complete the application process early. Incomplete applications will not be processed by PharmCAS or the Wegmans School of Pharmacy.

Your PharmCAS application, PharmCAS fee, PCAT scores, official transcripts from all previously attended institutions, and two letters of recommendation must be submitted directly to PharmCAS for verification.

Complete applications for admission to the Wegmans School of Pharmacy will be processed upon receipt. The Admissions Committee will identify and invite the most qualified candidates to campus for an interview. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis. The Admissions Committee will notify applicants of a decision on a rolling basis. Early completion of the application process is recommended.

Special Instructions for International Applicants/Foreign Transcripts

The Wegmans School of Pharmacy requires TOEFL scores for non-native English speaking applicants. The minimum acceptable score on the TOEFL is 575 (paper-based), 233 (computer-based), or 80 (internet-based). Foreign transcripts must be sent to an evaluation service for a course-by course report. Send this report directly to PharmCAS. Please see www.pharmcas.org for a list of approved foreign evaluation services.

Criminal Background Check Requirements

Students accepted to the Wegmans School of Pharmacy are subject to criminal background checks. All accepted students are required to complete this procedure prior to matriculation into the Wegmans School of Pharmacy. It is the students responsibility to assume expenses related to this requirement. Students must follow procedures for completing a criminal background check as instructed by the Wegmans School of Pharmacy.

Read the entire Criminal Background Check (CBC) Policy [pdf]

Additional Information

Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.)

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