The School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences is proud of our pharmacy graduates' accomplishment in attaining the second highest North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination (NAPLEX) first-time pass rate in the country.
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The School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences is proud of our pharmacy graduates' accomplishment in attaining the second highest North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination (NAPLEX) first-time pass rate in the country.
Northeastern University, School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston
Massachusetts
02115
United States
Massachusetts
Yes

Program Application Deadline

June 1, 2023
November 1, 2022
All applicants that submit a complete application before the November 1, deadline will be given priority consideration for scholarships.
Yes

Program Information

Full Accreditation
No
Private
No
Trimester with summer term
* 4
Required
Yes
Affiliation or articulation agreement with undergraduate institution(s), Early assurance , Other
Transfer pathway into the professional year( P1) for those without a bachelor's degree.
Early Assurance for high school students or students transferring into pre-pharmacy coursework
Affiliation agreement with Assumption University
Yes

Last Entering Class

99
Yes

Dual and Concurrent Degrees

Yes
PharmD/MPH (Public Health)
Yes
Pathway to a second-degree program (MBA) is available.
Yes

Program Description

Northeastern’s PharmD offers the personal attention of a small program, backed by the resources of a top research university.

Northeastern Advantage CO-OP = MORE EXPERIENCE: We are the ONLY school in the US that offers at least 8 months of introductory pharmacy practice experience through our paid cooperative education program. Hourly pay rates range from $13.50- $25.00 depending on the type, location of the position, and previous experiences.

PARTNERSHIPS: Co-op is rooted in our proximity to Boston’s top-ranked institutions. Clinical affiliations include major medical schools, world-renowned hospitals, research facilities, community pharmacies, biotech, & private healthcare facilities. Northeastern also offers a variety of post-PharmD research fellowships with innovative industry partners.

RESEARCH: Ranked #1 in the nation among private schools of pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences in NIH funding

Success: Placement in residencies/fellowships, passing the NAPLEX, securing employment, pursuing advanced degrees: our students succeed

• Northeastern University students have the #1 pass rate of the NAPLEX exam in the region at 97.4% and are #2 in the nation. The average
national pass rate is 83.7%

• Of the students that elected to pursue a post-grad training program in 2021, 76% secured a position in a post-grad year 1 or 2 residency or
fellowship

• From the class of 2021, 100% of graduates eligible for US employment were employed within 12 months of graduation with almost 62%
employed before graduation or within 1 month after
From the class of 2022 72% were employed before graduation or within 1 month after
Yes

GPA and Credit Hour Criteria

2.50
2.00
A preferred cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.00 or higher AND cumulative undergraduate science GPA of 3.00 or higher.

Once enrolled a PharmD student must maintain an overall 3.00 GPA to remain in good academic standing.
120
40
180
60
For questions about course stale dates please reach out to PharmDAdmissions@northeastern.edu.
Yes

Course Prerequisites

Course Subject Course Title Semester Hours (Min) Quarter Hours (Min)
Biology/Biological Science General Biology I 3 4.5
Biology/Biological Science General Biology II
*must include at least one lab component between the two biology courses
4 6
Chemistry General Chemistry I
3 4.5
Chemistry General Chemistry II
*must include at least one lab component between the two courses
4 6
Physics Physics 3 4.5
Chemistry Organic Chemistry I with lab

*unlike with the 'general' chemistry requirement, the organic chemistry prerequisites must each have a lab
4 6
Chemistry Organic Chemistry II with lab
*unlike with the 'general' chemistry requirement, the organic chemistry prerequisites must each have a lab
4 6
Biochemistry Biochemistry 3 4.5
Math Calculus or other high-level math 3 4.5
Anatomy & Physiology Human Anatomy & Physiology I

4 6
Anatomy & Physiology Human Anatomy & Physiology II with Lab

Notes on fulfilling the Human Anatomy & Physiology I and II Course Sequence: A total of 8 accredited semester hours of HUMAN-based Physiology and Anatomy are required by the program (which must include one lab). Courses designed for health professions are highly preferred. Please check with an advisor at your current institution to see which courses fit these requirements. If a general anatomy or physiology course is taken, 80% of the course content must be based on HUMAN systems. Most students fulfill this requirement by taking:
OPTION 1: Human Anatomy and Physiology I and Human Anatomy and Physiology II (at least one lab as part of sequence)
OPTION 2: Human Physiology I and Human Anatomy I (at least one lab as part of sequence)
OPTION 3: Human Physiology I and Human Physiology II (at least one lab as part of sequence)
4 6
Humanities General humanities 4 6
July 15, 2023
Please reach out to PharmDAdmissions@northeastern.edu for further questions.
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: No
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : Varies
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: Yes
Please reach out to PharmDAdmissions@northeastern.edu for additional terms & conditions about online courses.
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: Varies
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : Varies
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: Yes
Grades taken as Pass, Fail, or Satisfactory taken during the 2020-2021 COVID-19 pandemic will be accepted. Proof of institutional COVID-19 exception policies may be required.
*Must be taken at a locally and nationally accredited institution
*AP credits are accepted, as long as your transcripts show that the course was accepted there for credit
* 3.00 overall GPA average for prerequisite coursework is desired. Prerequisite coursework must be a 2.00 (grade of C) or higher
Yes

Supplemental Materials

No
No
Yes

PCAT and Other Tests

Not Required or Considered
Not required or considered. No other standardized tests are considered except for TOEFL
No
Yes

Observation Hours

No
Yes

Evaluations (Letters of Reference)

Yes
Two (2)
  • Clergy: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Co-Worker: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Employer: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Faculty Advisor: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Family Member: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Friend: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Health Care Professional: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Pharmacist: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Politician: CONDITIONALLY REQUIRED
  • Pre-Health Advisor: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Professor (Any Subject Area): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Liberal Arts): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Math): RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Professor (Science): RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Supervisor: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Teaching Assistant: CONDITIONALLY REQUIRED
Not Accepted
Not Accepted
Letters of reference must be received from two different individuals. The same person cannot write two letters in different capacities.
Yes

Residency

No
No
Yes

International Applicants

Yes
US Citizens, US Permanent Residents, US Temporary 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
Northeastern University accepts international students and considers foreign prerequisite courses and degrees. However, we do not allow domestic-based or international students to enter the program with advanced academic standing. All successful applicants must complete the four full professional years at Northeastern in order to receive a PharmD. All foreign transcripts must be submitted for verification through World Education Services (WES) Inc. A course-by-course GPA and degree equivalency evaluation is required. International students are required to complete all prerequisite coursework prior to matriculating. Missing prerequisite will prevent a student from being invited to interview. Exceptions are not made for international students, in relation to the number of accredited hours earned or grades obtained.
Yes
For students whose native language is not English, proof of English language proficiency is required. Minimum TOEFL scores 95, with a 25+ score in listening & a 25+ score in speaking.
Select code 8246 to report TOEFL to Northeastern.

* Please note that the dual MPH/PharmD degree has different (higher) TOEFL requirements
No
Yes

Interviews

Individual applicants with one interviewer, Individual applicants with two or more interviewers, Other interview format
Yes, but only on a case-by-case basis
Qualified PharmCAS applicants will be contacted to schedule interview times. Interview days will include an overview of the program, meetings with faculty, current students, and in-person interviews. Co-op is a unique feature of the Northeastern PharmD program, and you will have an opportunity to hear first-hand about the amazing experiential education available.
Yes

Accepted Applicants

Yes
No
Northeastern University requires a $500 deposit. This deposit is applied to the 1st-semester fall tuition.
2023-09-06
Please see the Northeastern University Registrar's website for more detailed information about the full academic schedule.
The PharmD program follows the "Undergraduate Day" schedule, even for those applying through the direct-entry pathway: http://www.northeastern.edu/registrar/calendars.html
No
Yes

Background Checks and Drug Screenings

No
No
Yes