University of Minnesota Pharmacy

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Contacts

Website: https://www.pharmacy.umn.edu/
Phone: 612-624-9490
Admissions e-mail: pharmacy@umn.edu
Location: Minneapolis and Duluth, Minnesota, USA

Program Information

Curriculum

  • Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.)
  • 4 years in length
  • Joint programs are available . Descriptions can be found here

Admission statistics

  • Total number of applicants in 2017: 624
  • Applicants interviewed 2017: 343
  • Class size in 2017: 250
  • International students are eligible to apply

For more information on the program, click here

Admissions Requirements

Course and Degree Requirements

  • Degree: A bachelor’s degree is NOT required, but preferred
  • Required Courses
    • General Biology with lab (1 course)
    • Microbiology with lab (1 course)
    • Human Anatomy (1 course, or entire combined A&P sequence)
    • Human Physiology (1 course, or entire combined A&P sequence)
    • Advanced Biology (1 course)
    • Calculus (1 course)
    • Statistics (1 course)
    • General Chemistry with labs (2 courses)
    • Organic Chemistry with labs (2 courses)
    • General Physics (calculus-based) (1 course or 2 courses of algebra-based)
    • Social & Behavioural Sciences (2 courses)
    • English composition, advanced (1 course)
    • Public Speaking or Interpersonal Communication (1 course)

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GPA

  • Average PharmCAS GPA: 3.4
  • Average Science GPA: 3.27
  • GPA range: 2.25-3.99

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PCAT

Average scores in 2017:

  • Composite: 78%
  • Biology: 76%
  • Chemistry: 80%
  • Quantitative Ability: 69%
  • Reading Comprehension: 65%
  • Writing: 3.3
  • Composite PCAT Range: 15-99%
  • All PCAT scores will be considered/The most recent PCAT scores will be considered/The best PCAT scores will be considered
  • PCAT scores within the last five years

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Supporting Documents

  • Application form to PharmCAS
  • Supplemental application and processing fee of $75
  • Official transcript from each college attended
  • TOEFL score (if required) submitted to PharmCAS
  • Personal statement
  • Work & volunteer experience
  • PCAT scores
  • supplemental essays
  • Three recommendation forms from persons with a professional or academic relationship with the applicant
  • For international students, University of Minnesota Financial Certification Statement

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Evaluation criteria

  • Academic Achievement
  • Understanding & Motivation for Pharmacy
  • Work Experience
  • Community Service & Leadership
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Essays
  • Unique Factors that Contribute to a Diverse Student Body
  • Interview

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Interview

  • 45 minute 1 on 1 with a College of Pharmacy Representative

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Tuition 2016-2017

  • In-province/domestic students:
    • First year tuition: $25,740
  • Out-of-province/non-domestic students:
    • First year tuition: $37,680

For more information on tuition, click here
For information on financial aid, click here