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Contact Information

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy
160 Frelinghuysen Road
New Jersey
United States
New Jersey

Program Application Deadline

We are not a participating PharmCAS institution
December 01, 2020
We are a 0+6 and we take transfers into the Professional years. Deadline for applying from high school is Dec. 1 and for transfers into the final 4 professional years the deadline is February 1.
We are not a participating PharmCAS institution

Program Information

Full Accreditation
Semester (2 terms per academic year)
* 0 - 6/7
Early assurance

Last Entering Class


Upcoming Entering Class


Dual and Concurrent Degrees

PharmD/MBA (Business Administration), PharmD/MD (Doctor of Medicine), PharmD/MPH (Public Health), PharmD/PhD (Doctor of Philosophy), Other Dual Degrees
PharmD/MS Health Outcomes and Pharmaceutical Economics (HOPE)

Program Description

One of the nation’s leading pharmacy schools, the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, offers a rigorous six-year pharmacy program at a major research university centrally located in the Northeast metropolitan corridor. Students enjoy challenging academics, close mentorship from a faculty of top scientists and practitioners, and a dynamic clinical experience program. The school ranks among the top 15% of pharmacy schools in NIH research funding, giving students the opportunity to study in an exciting atmosphere of discovery and innovation.

The Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy is one of eight schools making up the Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS) unit. RBHS is NJ's largest and most influential constellation of academic institutions devoted to medicine, dentistry, advanced health-related sciences, pharmacy, public health, nursing, and the full spectrum of health careers.

A prime location in central NJ puts the school in the heart of the state’s strong pharmaceutical industry and within one hour of New York and Philadelphia. New Jersey is home to leading teaching hospitals and clinical care centers as well as 15 of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies, making the state a great place to launch a pharmacy career.

Few schools can match the breadth and diversity of our clinical experience program Our students learn to be independent thinkers, creative problem solvers, and compassionate care givers. Through rigorous coursework and patient-centered professional practice, students become highly knowledgeable about all aspects of drug therapy and highly effective in counseling patients and collaborating with health care professionals. Our graduates are well prepared for professional pharmacy practice in a variety of settings-the community, medical institutions, health care facilities, and the pharmaceutical industry, among others-as well as graduate or professional study.

GPA and Credit Hour Criteria


Course Prerequisites

Course Subject Course Title Semester Hours (Min) Quarter Hours (Min)
Biology/Biological Science General Biology I and Lab 5
Biology/Biological Science General Biology II 4
Chemistry General Chemistry I and Lab 4
Chemistry General Chemistry II 4
English Composition / Writing Expository Writing I 3
English Composition / Writing Expository Writing II (or equivalent) 3
Math Calculus I 4
Chemistry Organic Chemistry I and Lab 5
Chemistry Organic Chemistry II and Lab 5
Economics Microeconomics 3
Physics General Physics I and Lab 4
Physics General Physics II 3
Physiology Integrated Organ Physiology or Human Physiology or Mammalian Physiology 3
Statistics Statistics (preferably biostatistics) 3
General Elective(s) Humanity or Social Science elective 3
General Elective(s) Humanity or Social Science elective 3
General Elective(s) Humanity or Social Science elective 3
General Elective(s) Humanity or Social Science elective 3
Social/Behavioral Science Psychology or Sociology 3
Transfer applicants should ideally have all courses completed or in progress during the Spring semester prior to the Fall in which they wish to start our program.
Pre-requisites listed are college courses expected for transfer applicants. Students applying from high school should see: A two semester sequence of Anatomy and Physiology I and II (6 credits) may be subsitituted for schools not offering a systems physiology course.

Supplemental Materials

We are not a participating PharmCAS institution
We are not a participating PharmCAS institution

PCAT and Other Tests

Conditionally Required
November or earlier is encouraged. We will accept later dates as well. PCAT is waived for 0+6 students admitted from high school, but required for all transfer stduents.

Observation Hours

Recommended, but not required

Evaluations (Letters of Reference)

No Answer
No answer
Rutgers centralized admissions office does not review admissions letters. However, the Pharmacy School Admissions committee reviews all documentation submitted.



International Applicants

US Citizens, US Permanent Residents, Canadian Citizens, Foreign (non-US) Citizens with a Visa
Send an original foreign transcript directly to the school
Current secondary/high school students attending international education systems are required to self-report their courses, grades, grade point averages, and rank in-class with Rutgers' free standing online form: the Self-Reported Academic Record (SRAR).Official documents are required for admitted students to enroll. Transfer applicants and all enrolling students must submit an official high school/secondary transcript with all courses and final grades or an official copy of your finishing certificate, e.g. O-Level, CXC, IGCSE. Documents not in English must be accompanied by a translation verified by a language professor or professional translator and must arrive on the professional letterhead of the translator.
Regardless of U.S. residency status, an English proficiency examination is required of all students whose secondary schooling has been outside the U.S. in a country where English is not the principal language. More info can be found at:


Other interview format
Interviews general take place starting in November and will continue until the class is full, generally ending in June. While on site student will complete a writing assessment and an approximately 30 minute interview in the Pharmacy Building. Interviews are schedule based on applicant and interviewers availability.

Accepted Applicants

Rutgers’ candidate reply date is May 1 and this guarantees a students’ seat in the incoming class.To enroll, students pay the $150 acceptance fee via the Rutgers status screen.
  • September 01, 2021

Background Checks and Drug Screenings

We are not a participating PharmCAS institution
We are not a participating PharmCAS institution