Deadlines for Fall 2021: December 1, 2020 - PharmCAS and Medical Sciences Campus Supplemental Application. PCAT must be taken no later than the month of October, 2020 for Fall 2021 applicants.
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Deadlines for Fall 2021: December 1, 2020 - PharmCAS and Medical Sciences Campus Supplemental Application. PCAT must be taken no later than the month of October, 2020 for Fall 2021 applicants.
School of Pharmacy, Medical Sciences Campus, University of Puerto Rico
Medical Center Area
PO Box 365067
San Juan
Puerto Rico
United States
Puerto Rico

Program Application Deadline

December 1, 2020
Although we have established a deadline for application the Admission Office, Medical Sciences Campus will start the review process from September 2020.

Program Information

Full Accreditation
Semester (2 terms per academic year)
* 4
Not Required

Last Entering Class


Upcoming Entering Class


Dual and Concurrent Degrees


Program Description

The Doctor of Pharmacy Program (Pharm.D.) is approved by the Puerto Rico Council on Higher Education (PRCHE), and has been granted full accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), the accreditation agency of professional programs in pharmacy. The University of Puerto Rico, School of Pharmacy - Doctor of Pharmacy Program (Pharm.D.) is structured in four academic years in order to ensure the achievement of the abilities necessary to become a generalist practitioner who renders pharmaceutical care. The goals of the program are: 1. To foster the integral formation of students by developing their general and professional abilities along the curriculum. 2. To foster the integration of knowledge based on professional practice experience in a systematic ability-based curriculum which incorporates the following areas: biomedical sciences; pharmaceutical sciences; behavioral, social, and administrative pharmacy sciences; pharmacy practice; and general education. 3. To prepare competent pharmacists to enter the practice of the profession in different settings. For more information visit our school website at:

GPA and Credit Hour Criteria


Course Prerequisites

Course Subject Course Title Semester Hours (Min) Quarter Hours (Min)
English Composition / Writing English 6
Foreign Language Spanish 6
Communication / Speech (Verbal) English or Spanish 3
Humanities Humanities: Introduction to Western Culture 6
Social/Behavioral Science Social Sciences 6
Math Pre-Calculus (A total of 8-11 semesters hours are required in math) 5
Math Calculus I (A total of 8-11 semesters hours are required in math) 6
Chemistry General Chemistry 8
Chemistry Organic Chemistry 8
Biology/Biological Science General Biology 6
Physics General Physics w/Lab 8
Psychology General Psychology 3
Economics Introduction to Economics 3
Anatomy & Physiology Anatomy and Physiology (4-6 semester hours are required) 6 8
Applicants need to complete all course prerequisites by May 31, 2021 (Second Semester), prior to enrollment in Fall 2021 (August, 2021).
The advance placement test substitute the requisites of English, Spanish and Pre-calculus. Do not substitute for Humanities, History of Puerto Rico. Must use as reference: HUMA 3101 and HUMA 3102 (Introduction to the Western Culture) offered by the University of Puerto Rico System (UPR). Credits in Mathematics including Calculus I are required for admission and must include integrals. General Biology does not include the Biological Sciences course offered by the General Studies Faculty of the UPR. Anatomy and Physiology use as reference BIOL 3711 and BIOL 3712 offered by the UPR. Physics 3001, 3002, 3003, 3004 offered by the UPR must use as standards of reference for the General Physics requirement. Psychology, must use PSIC 3005 offered by the UPR as standard of reference. Economy, basic concepts in microeconomics are required. Visit the website for more information about the course pre-requisites and other options available for consideration.

Supplemental Materials

The instructions for the supplemental application for admission to the Pharm D Program can be find at:

PCAT and Other Tests

Applicants must take the Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT) no later than the month of October 2020 prior to the submission of the application for admission, Fall 2021. To be considered for admission, a minimum percentile of 10 will be required in Biological Processes, Chemical Processes, Critical Reading and Quantitative Reasoning. The oldest PCAT to be considered for admission is 3 years prior to the deadline for application.

Observation Hours

Recommended, but not required

Evaluations (Letters of Reference)

Three (3)
  • Clergy: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Co-Worker: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Employer: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Faculty Advisor: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Family Member: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Friend: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Health Care Professional: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Pharmacist: ACCEPTED
  • Politician: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Pre-Health Advisor: ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Liberal Arts): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Math): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Science): ACCEPTED
  • Supervisor: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Teaching Assistant: NOT ACCEPTED
Not accepted
Not Accepted
Letters of reference will be reviewed by the Admission Committee.



International Applicants

US Citizens
Do not send any foreign transcript documentation. School only considers U.S. credentials. If you have completed your course prerequisites at a foreign institution, you may be ineligible for admission to these particular pharmacy programs.


Individual applicants with two or more interviewers
If the candidate is pre-selected, a personal interview will be required by the Admissions Committee. The interviews are conducted by at least two (2) faculty members. Effective oral communication are among the aspects that are considered during the applicant's interview. Evidence of candidate's extracurricular activites such as research, work, community service and student organizations membership will be requested during the interview process. Command of the Spanish and English languages is required.

Accepted Applicants

The deposit will be $1000.
$500 will be accredited toward the student's special resources cuota fee.
  • August 05, 2020
Matriculation and First Day of Class - first week of August. For details visit: (Academic Calendar- Calendario Academico)

Background Checks and Drug Screenings