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Contact Information

UMKC Health Sciences Building
2464 Charlotte Street
Kansas City
United States

Program Application Deadline

June 1, 2021
The admissions cycle for applicants to the UMKC School of Pharmacy begins in mid July and runs up to the deadline date. Applicants are encouraged to apply early in the cycle in order for their materials to be reviewed in order to have a better chance for an earlier interview date and the best opportunity for placement at the campus location (Kansas City, Columbia, Springfield) you prefer.

Program Information

Full Accreditation
  • In addition to the UMKC Kansas City campus location, students may complete their Pharm.D. degree as a UMKC student in Columbia at the University of Missouri campus or in Springfield at Missouri State University campus location.
Semester (2 terms per academic year)
* 2 - 4
Not Required
Distance pathway offered, Early assurance

Last Entering Class


Upcoming Entering Class


Dual and Concurrent Degrees

PharmD/MBA (Business Administration)
UMKC has many academic program units including the Bloch School of Management and Schools of Nursing, Medicine, Law, and Chemical and Biological Sciences that offer graduate and undergraduate degree programs that can be completed separately. The graduate programs include Juris Doctorate, Masters in Public Administration, Physician Assistant, and Doctor of Philosophy. The undergraduate programs include BA/BS in Biology, BA/BS in Chemistry and Bachelors in Health Science and Public Health.

Program Description

Founded in 1885, the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) School of Pharmacy has a long history of educational excellence and is well respected among health professional programs in the nation.

UMKC School of Pharmacy offers three Missouri campus locations where Doctor of Pharmacy students can complete their degrees - Kansas City, Columbia and Springfield.

The work of our faculty is recognized regionally and nationally through awards and research grants from federal agencies, foundations and the private sector. Faculty are dedicated to advancing the pharmacy profession through their cutting edge basic and translational research, service to those in need, and major grant writing and reviewing.

UMKC Pharmacy students participate in a variety of student organizations, co-curricular activities and interprofessional activities with students from the Schools of Dentistry, Medicine, and Nursing. Continually recognized locally and nationally, our students care for the underserved through their volunteer efforts reflecting their desire to improve the health of Missourians and be well prepared for practice.

For more information and to learn more about our rankings and the Place for People Going Places -

GPA and Credit Hour Criteria

Our minimum science/math GPA requirement is 2.5.
If you have questions about your transfer credits, you are encouraged to take a look at our course transfer sheets. We have set up these equivalency documents with applicants in mind to assist you in your academic planning -

Course Prerequisites

Course Subject Course Title Semester Hours (Min) Quarter Hours (Min)
Anatomy *Human Anatomy with Lab 4
Biology/Biological Science General Biology I (Botany) 3
Biology/Biological Science General Biology II (Zoology) 3
Biology/Biological Science *Cell Biology 3
Chemistry General Chemistry I with Lab (Note: Gen Chem I & II @ UMKC = total of 10 hours) 4
Chemistry General Chemistry II with Lab (Note: Gen Chem I & II @ UMKC = total of 10 hours) 4
Chemistry *Organic Chemistry I with lab 4
Chemistry *Organic Chemistry II with Lab 4
Communication / Speech (Verbal) Communications course [Public Speaking, Interpersonal Communications, Group Dynamics] 3
English Composition / Writing English Composition I 3
English Composition / Writing English Composition II 3
Humanities Course covering the U.S. Constitution [American History I, II or Intro to American Government] 3
Math Calculus with Analytical Geometry 4
Microbiology *Microbiology with Lab 4
Physics Physics with lab 4
Statistics Basic Statistics - beginning with the Fall 2022 entering class 3
Other *Medical Terminology 1
All course prerequisites must be completed with a grade of C- or higher prior to the beginning of the Fall semester of entry into the program.
Courses marked with "*" must be completed within five years prior to Fall Pharm.D. admission entry. Calculus must be 4.0 credit hours and include analytical geometry. Two semesters of Calculus for Business or Social Sciences will meet the Calculus requirement. Students with a U.S. baccalaureate are exempt from completing U.S. Constitution. Physics must be trigonometry based.Successful completion of two semesters of Human Anatomy and Physiology with labs will meet the Anatomy requirement. One semester Human Anatomy and Physiology courses will not meet the minimum requirement.Advanced Placement (AP) official scores must be sent from the testing agency to UMKC. UMKC School of Pharmacy accepts credit for equivalent transfer coursework from regionally accredited institutions of higher education. Check with the Pharmacy Student Affairs Office to ensure proper course equivalents have been met.

Supplemental Materials

New students to UMKC -$60.00 for domestic and $90 for international; $15.00 for current UMKC students

PCAT and Other Tests

Because completed applications are reviewed by the admissions committee at the time they are received and because of the rolling admissions process at UMKC, applicants are STRONGLY encouraged to take the PCAT in July or September prior to the fall year of entry. Since admission is competitive, applicants should strive for strong achievement on the PCAT.

Observation Hours

Recommended, but not required

Evaluations (Letters of Reference)

One (1)
  • Clergy: ACCEPTED
  • Co-Worker: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Employer: ACCEPTED
  • Faculty Advisor: ACCEPTED
  • Family Member: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Friend: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Health Care Professional: ACCEPTED
  • Pharmacist: ACCEPTED
  • Politician: ACCEPTED
  • Pre-Health Advisor: ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Liberal Arts): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Math): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Science): ACCEPTED
  • Supervisor: ACCEPTED
  • Teaching Assistant: CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED
Not accepted
Not Accepted
Evaluations may come from any one of the accepted categories marked. Applicants may have more than one evaluation and letter of reference submitted. Applicants are encouraged to select an individual(s) who know you well over a matter of time.


Out of state residents that are US Citizens or Permanent Residents admitted to the program are eligible for a Dean's Nonresident Award. Non-Missouri residents are eligible to apply for Missouri residency. For more information -

International Applicants

US Citizens, US Permanent Residents, Canadian Citizens, Foreign (non-US) Citizens with a Visa, Foreign (non-US) Citizens, Other Non-Citizens (e.g. DACA Students)
Send a foreign transcript evaluation report (FTER) to PharmCAS AND Send an original foreign transcript directly to the school
In addition to completing the PharmCAS Application and the UMKC Doctor of Pharmacy Supplemental Application, international applicants must follow the UMKC International Admission Requirements -
Applicants from countries in which English is not the native language (or if it is one of the official languages but is not necessarily the first language of the majority of the population) are required to present satisfactory Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) scores to satisfy this requirement. The exception is if non-native speakers are from post-secondary institutions in English-speaking countries [the full list of countries may be found on the UMKC International Student Affairs website] provided they have spent a minimum of two years or a total of 60 credit hours of successful full-time study and English was the medium of instruction.


Other interview format
Qualified applicants are invited for an interview scheduled at the UMKC School of Pharmacy. Applicants should plan on spending a morning at the School for planned activities with Pharmacy Deans, current pharmacy students, faculty, staff, and pharmacy alumni practitioners. These activities are to help applicants become familiar with our program, be introduced first hand to our faculty and students and learn about our inclusive campus culture.

Accepted Applicants

The deposit is applied to the first term's educational fees.
  • August 23, 2021
The tentative start date for Fall 2021 is August 23rd. All admitted Pharm.D. students must attend orientation sessions held the week prior to fall term start.

Background Checks and Drug Screenings