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Applicants to the professional year 4 (P4) leading to the Pharm.D. degree must apply within two years of completing professional year 3 (P3) in an ACPE-accredited program. They must complete an application form for admission into the P4 year. Application forms are obtained from the Student Affairs Office at the School and must be completed and submitted with all required documents before December 1. Incomplete applications and any application received after the deadline will not be processed.
To be eligible for applying to admission into the P4 year, students must fulfill all of the following conditions during their professional pharmacy years:
Evaluation criteria for admission into the professional program are based on:
The School Admissions Committee reviews the applications and conducts interviews at the end of Fall semester of the P3 year. Student acceptance into the P4 year remains pending until successful completion of all P3 courses. A student may not carry forward any course from the pharmacy professional program to the P4 year. Admission to the P4 year takes place in the Fall semester of the academic year. The P4 year has a capacity to accommodate 25 to 30 students each academic year.
Students admitted into the Pharm.D. program are subject to the requirement stated in the ACPE Standard No. 14, Guideline 14.6, namely “the required advanced pharmacy practice experiences (APPEs) in all program pathways must be conducted in the United States or its territories or possessions.”