UMKC - The Place for People Going Places!
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Institution Name University of Missouri-Kansas City
College or School Name School of Pharmacy
Short Name U of Missouri-Kansas City
Banner Image: UMKC School of pharmacy banner.png
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Street 1 UMKC Health Sciences Building
Street 2 2464 Charlotte Street
Street 3 Suite 1219
City Kansas City
State Missouri
Zip 64108
Country United States
Program Location: Missouri
Admissions Office Contact(s):
Institutional Website:
Contact Information Video:
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
What is the final (enforced) application deadline for your program? June 1, 2023
Final Application Deadline Description: Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply early in the application process cycle and not wait until the final deadline. Students do not have to have all of their course requirements completed prior to submitting their application. Student who have questions regarding eligibility, should contact the UMKC Pharmacy Student Affairs Office for more information at pharmacy@umkc.edu.
What is the priority application deadline for your program? October 3, 2022
Describe any requirements or incentives for applicants who apply by the priority deadline. The Early Action priority deadline is a non-binding option for applicants who would like the application process to be complete early in the school year. Early Action applicants will interview in one of the first two interview dates, and could interview in Kansas City, Columbia or Springfield.

In addition to completing the PharmCAS application, applicants applying for Early Action must arrange for PharmCAS to receive all of their official transcripts and fee by the deadline.
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Please select the appropriate ACPE accreditation status for your institution from the list below: Full Accreditation
Satellite/Branch campuses: University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) School of Pharmacy located in Kansas City, MO on the health sciences campus., UMKC School of Pharmacy at MU located on the University of Missouri campus in Columbia, MO., UMKC School of Pharmacy at MSU located on the Missouri State University campus in Springfield, MO.
Does your program follow the AACP Cooperative Admissions Guidelines? No
Is your institution public or private? Public
Is your institution part of an academic health center? Yes
Academic Term Type: Semester (2 terms per academic year)
What is the primary program structure for the Pharm.D. curriculum? * 2 - 4
Is a Baccalaureate degree required or preferred for admissions? Not Required
Does your institution have alternative enrollment options available? Yes
If Yes to alternate enrollment, check all that apply: Distance pathway offered, Early assurance , Other
If Other, please briefly describe: UMKC Pharm.D. students may choose to enroll in the Henry W. Bloch School of Management Master of Business Administration (MBA) program.
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Total number of Pharm.D. seats filled in the last P1 entering class: 102
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Target number of Pharm.D. seats for the upcoming P1 entering class: 155
Maximum number of Pharm.D. seats available in the upcoming P1 entering class: 155
Anticipated number of early assurance students advancing to the P1 year in the upcoming entering class: 9
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Does your institution offer a dual degree program, as defined above? Yes
If yes, check all that apply: PharmD/MBA (Business Administration)
Does your institution offer a concurrent, double, or second degree program, as defined above? Yes
Provide any additional information regarding dual, concurrent, double, or second degree programs: UMKC offers 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. 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.
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
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 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 and inter-professional activities with students from the UMKC Schools of Dentistry, Medicine, and Nursing & Health Studies. Continually recognized locally and nationally, our students care for the under-served through their volunteer efforts reflecting their desire to improve the health of Missourians and be well prepared for practice.

In order to enhance opportunities for our students in targeted areas and assist in meeting anticipated work force needs, the School offers the opportunity for students to focus elective studies on a specialized area of pharmacy through concentrated training. Student can choose an emphasis in business and administration, research or public health and epidemiology.

UMKC School of Pharmacy is proud to have received the American Pharmacists Association (APhA-ASP) National Chapter of the Year in 2018 and 2020 and the APhA-ASP National Chapter Achievement Division A award in 2021. In 2020, a UMKC student team won the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) Clinical Pharmacy Challenge national championship.

For more information and to learn more about our rankings and the Place for People Going Places - https://pharmacy.umkc.edu/about-us/index.html
Program Description Video:
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Minimum Overall GPA: 2.0
Minimum Prerequisite GPA: 2.0
Provide any additional information regarding GPA policies for applicants: Applicants must successfully pass (C- grade or higher) all required pre-pharmacy courses. Applicants should note that admission is competitive and that meeting the minimum requirements is not a guarantee of admission. Admissions committee faculty will look closely at applicants individual grades, grade trends, and academic progression throughout their pre-pharmacy courses.
Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 57
Total number of basic science college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 45
Total number of college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation:
Total number of basic science college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation:
Provide any additional information regarding credit hour policies for applicants: 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 - https://pharmacy.umkc.edu/admissions/transfer-sheets.html.
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
List of 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 3
Microbiology *Microbiology with Lab 4
Physics Physics with lab 4
Statistics Statistics 3
Other *Medical Terminology 1
When do applicants need to complete all course prerequisites prior to enrollment (e.g. date or term)? All course prerequisites must be successfully completed with a grade of C- or higher prior to the beginning of the Fall semester of entry into the program. Courses marked with an * must be completed within five years prior to the start of the Pharm.D. program.
Can applicants use online classes to fulfill the institution's course prerequisites?
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: Yes
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : Yes
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: Yes
Enter any additional information regarding online course prerequisites:
Can applicants use pass/fail classes to fulfill the institution's course prerequisites?
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: Varies
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : Varies
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: Varies
Enter any additional information regarding pass/fail course prerequisites: Courses completed successfully during Spring 2020 and Summer 2020 with a grading basis of pass/fail or credit/no credit may be used towards meeting pre-pharmacy course prerequisite requirements. Course grades noted on a student's transcript as fail, unsatisfactory, no credit or below C- will not meet the UMKC pre-pharmacy minimum requirements and will not be acceptable.
Enter any additional information regarding course prerequisites: Courses marked with "*" must be completed within five years prior to Fall Pharm.D. admission entry. 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. 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.
Link to additional course prerequisites information: https://pharmacy.umkc.edu/docs/admissions/pre-pharmacy-courses.pdf
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Does your institution require applicants to submit a supplemental application or supplemental materials directly to the institution and outside of PharmCAS? Yes
Link to Supplemental Instructions: https://pharmacy.umkc.edu/admissions/pharm-d-application.html
Will your institution require a supplemental application fee? Yes
If yes, please enter the dollar amount: New students to UMKC - $60.00 for domestic and $90 for international; $15.00 for current UMKC students
Link to supplemental fee form or instructions: https://pharmacy.umkc.edu/admissions/pharm-d-application.html
Provide any additional information about the supplemental application, materials, or fee requirements:
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Select the option that best describes the program’s PCAT policy: Optional
Link to PCAT information on institutional website: https://pharmacy.umkc.edu/admissions/pharm-d-application.html
Additional PCAT information: Although the PCAT is not required, applicants may choose to submit PCAT scores for consideration by the Admissions Committee if the applicant believes it will strengthen their academic profile and chances for admission. Applicants are encouraged to contact the UMKC Pharmacy Student Affairs Office to discuss the strength of their application. Because completed applications are reviewed by the admissions committee at the time they are received and because of the rolling admissions process at UMKC, it is recommended that applicants apply early in the admissions process.
Minimum composite PCAT score considered: 16
Do you accept or require other admission tests? Do not include immunization requirement or other similar documentation requirements. No
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Does your program require pharmacy observation hours? Recommended, but not required
Please note any additional relevant information: Applicants should consider: a) interviewing or shadowing a Pharmacist in different settings or b) working in one or more pharmacy practice settings.
In addition it is recommended that applicants volunteer with agencies or centers that care for people to be sure you are comfortable serving in a “helping role” & in decision making and/or problem solving capacities. Applicants are also encouraged to consider joining their current college's Pre-Pharmacy Society to help make connections.
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Are evaluations (letters of reference) required by your institution? Yes
 If yes, how many evaluations are required? One (1)
Please indicate your evaluation type requirements. Select all that apply.
  • 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 (Any Subject Area): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Liberal Arts): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Math): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Science): ACCEPTED
  • Supervisor: ACCEPTED
  • Teaching Assistant: CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED
What is your college/school policy on committee letters? Not Accepted
What is your college/school policy on composite letters? Not Accepted
Provide institution specific details regarding evaluations: Evaluations may come from any one of the accepted categories marked above. Applicants may have more than one evaluation and letter of reference submitted. Applicants are encouraged to select an individual(s) who knows the student well well over a matter of time so to be able to fully evaluate to the reference ratings listed.
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Is preference given to state residents? No
Is preference given to residents of other states? No
Additional information about the program’s state residency requirements: The Dean’s Nonresident Award provides a 90 percent reduction in the differential between in-state and out-of-state pharmacy school tuition to any newly enrolled non-Missouri resident student who is a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. The Dean's Nonresident Award is renewable.

The Chancellor’s Historically Underrepresented Minority Nonresident Award allows newly enrolled non-Missouri, U.S. citizen or permanent resident students who identify on the UMKC admission application as African American, Hispanic or Native American to pay in-state tuition.

Non-Missouri residents are eligible to apply for Missouri residency. For more information - https://pharmacy.umkc.edu/admissions/affordability.html
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Does your institution consider foreign citizens (excluding Canadian citizens)? Yes
Select the citizenship types eligible for admission: 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)
Policy for accepting non-U.S. coursework (excluding study abroad): Send a foreign transcript evaluation report (FTER) to PharmCAS AND Send an original foreign transcript directly to the school
Other clarifying information, if necessary: In addition to completing the PharmCAS Application and the UMKC Doctor of Pharmacy Supplemental Application, international applicants must follow the UMKC International Admission Requirements - https://info.umkc.edu/ISAO/future-students/admission/
Non-native speakers must submit official TOEFL scores? Yes
If the TOEFL is required for non-native English speakers, provide additional details about the requirement below: 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 successfully completed a total of 60 credit hours of successful full-time study and English was the medium of instruction.
Does the institution offer a post-B.S. Pharm.D. program for current pharmacists in the U.S. or abroad? No
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Interview Format: Individual applicants with one interviewer, Multiple applicants with one or more interviewers, Other interview format
Does the institution offer an online interview option? Yes, but only on a case-by-case basis
Briefly describe your institution's interview process: 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. There will be considerations for online interviews.
Link to institutional webpage for more detailed description: https://pharmacy.umkc.edu/admissions/pharm-d-application.html
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Is a deposit required to hold an acceptee's place in the class? Yes
Is the deposit refundable for any period of time? No
Enter details on the deposit (e.g. amount) and deposit refund policies: The deposit is applied to the entering students' first semester educational fees.
Date of first day of classes and/or matriculation for the next entering class: 2023-08-21
Additional details for accepted applicants: The Fall 2023 start date is August 21st. All admitted Pharm.D. students must attend specialized orientation sessions held the week prior to fall term start. Admitted students are provided with the orientation dates at time of admission in order to save the dates to their calendars.
Are accepted applicants required to have CPR certification prior to matriculation? No
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Is your institution participating in the PharmCAS-facilitated Criminal Background Check (CBC) Service? No
Is your institution participating in the PharmCAS-facilitated Drug Screening Service? No
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
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