Pharmacy, PharmD Admission Process - Graduate Option

Effective Immediately: the Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT) is no longer required for candidates applying to the USciences PharmD program.

Individuals who already have a bachelor's degree enter the program at the professional phase and benefit from four years of unparalleled career development. Partnerships with more than 300 clinical affiliation sites across the country help them acquire the knowledge and skills to thrive in a changing pharmacy environment.

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

Applications are available via the Pharmacy College Application Service (PharmCAS).  No supplemental application is required.  Please submit all documentation directly to PharmCAS.


  • 2.70 GPA, with a ā€œCā€ or better in all prerequisite courses
  • Interview
    • Interviews begin in September and continue until all seats are filled
  • Shadowing hours are not required but recommended
  • Students must have a social security number before they can enter their first professional year of study.

**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 that 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 no laboratory requirement  (6 credits)
  • Microbiology with lab (4 credits)
  • Statistics (3 credits)
  • Introduction to Communications or Public Speaking (3 credits)
  • Economics (e.g., Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Health Economics) (3 credits)

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


The deadline to submit an application via PharmCAS is May 1, 2020.  USciences operates on a rolling admission basis - 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.  USciences also participates in the Early Decision Program through PharmCAS. For students applying as an early decision candidate, the deadline for applications is September 3, 2019.


Admission Office


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


888-996-8747 or 215-596-8810