Pharmacy, PharmD - Application Process

Direct Entry Option

First-time Student Application Process

We are excited that you are interested in attending University of the Sciences!

Please take these steps to apply:

Apply using either our USciences application or the Common Application - We accept both. You may submit a paper application for a fee.                

Then:

  1. Submit your official high school transcripts from all high schools you have attended. A list of senior year coursework must be present.
  2. Send us your SAT or ACT scores. Or both. We super-score, so we will use the exam you perform best on.

USciences test codes:
ACT: 3671

SAT: 2663

  1. Submit an essay at least 250 words, on a topic of your choice, or a previously graded paper. If you’re using the Common Application, any of the prompts will satisfy the essay requirement.
  2. Submit a letter of recommendation. Up to two additional letters may be submitted. You can use our recommendation form.

All materials can be uploaded via the USciences application or the Common Application

You may also mail materials:

Admission Office
University of the Sciences
600 South 43rd St
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Deadlines

USciences is rolling admission - we accept qualified applicants throughout the year, and until the class is filled. The sooner you apply, the better your chances will be of gaining Admission. Only complete applications can be reviewed.

Graduate Student Application Process

Note: Professional phase can only start in the Fall Semester.

Applications for 2017 will be available via the Pharmacy College Application Service (PharmCAS) in July.  No supplemental application is required.  Please submit all documentation directly to PharmCAS.

Requirements

  • 3.0 GPA, with a “C” or better in all prerequisite courses
  • The Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT)
  • Interview
    • Interviews begin in October and continue until all seats are filled
  • Shadowing hours are not required but highly recommended of all applicants

**A previously earned pharmacy degree from a university outside of the United States, or enrollment in a pharmacy program outside of the United States, provides no priority consideration for admission. Only nonprofessional-level courses and PCAT scores are considered in the review process.

Prerequisite Coursework

Required prerequisite courses should be completed by the end of the summer term preceding enrollment at USciences include:

  • General Biology I & II with labs (8 credits)
  • General Chemistry I & II with labs (8 credits)
  • Calculus I (3 credits)
  • Writing Intensive English (3 credits)
  • Social/Behavioral Science (includes sociology, psychology, anthropology,etc) (3 credits)
  • Organic Chemistry I & II with labs (8 credits)
  • Physics with lab (4 credits)
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology I & II with lab (can be virtual or bench)(8 credits)
  • Microbiology with lab (4 credits)
  • Statistics (3 credits)
  • Introduction to Communications or Public Speaking (3 credits)
  • Introduction to Microeconomics (3 credits)

**International Students should check the graduate admission page for additional requirements

Transfer Option

Requirements

  • A minimum GPA of a 3.0 is required to apply for the PharmD program
  • New Transfer students only start in the Fall semester.

Prerequisite Coursework

Required prerequisite courses should be completed by the end of the summer term preceding enrollment at USciences include:

  • General Biology I & II with labs (8 credits)
  • General Chemistry I & II with labs (8 credits)
  • Calculus I (3 credits)
  • Writing Intensive English (6 credits)
  • Social/Behavioral Science (includes sociology, psychology, anthropology, etc) (3 credits)
  • Organic Chemistry I & II with labs (8 credits)
  • Physics with lab (4 credits)
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology I & II with lab (can be virtual or bench)(8 credits)
  • Microbiology with lab (4 credits)
  • Statistics (3 credits)
  • Introduction to Communications or Public Speaking (3 credits)
  • Introduction to Microeconomics (3 credits)
  • Humanities electives (6 credits) 

Applicants with college experience interested in applying to the first year of the 6-year PharmD program should submit:

  • Completed University online for admission
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and/or universities attended.
  • An official high school transcript or an official copy of a General Equivalency Diploma (GED) (if you have an Associate’s degree or 60+ college credits prior to your enrollment at USciences these transcripts are waived)
  • Official SAT or ACT scores. Please contact the College Board at 866-756-7346 or ACT Assessment at 319-337-1313 to obtain your scores).
  • One to three letters of recommendation. Recommendations may be submitted using our recommendation form.
  • A professional goal statement—The statement should explain in detail your interest in the professional program to which you are applying, how you developed this interest, your career goals, and any attributes and accomplishments you believe will enhance your future academic and career success. Also please tell us why you have chosen to apply to USciences.

Applicants with the required pre-requisites needed to transfer into the first professional year of the PharmD program should follow the following process:

  • Applications for 2017 will be available via the Pharmacy College Application Service (PharmCAS) in July.  No supplemental application is required.  Please submit all documentation directly to PharmCAS.
  • A 3.0 GPA, with no prerequisite below a grade of “C”,  is required for entrance into the Pharmacy program
  • The Pharmacy College Admission Test is required of all applicants.
  • An invitation only interview is required for admission into the program. Interviews begin in October and continue until all seats are filled.
  • Shadowing hours are not required but highly recommended of all applicants.
  • Students must have a social security number before they can enter their first professional year of study.

 

Contact:

Admission Office

Address:

University of the Sciences
600 South 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495

Phone:

888-996-8747 or 215-596-8810

Email:

admit@usciences.edu