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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Institution Name Northeastern University (PharmD – for Bachelor Degree Holders)
College or School Name School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Short Name Northeastern U - Bachelor Degree Holders
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Street 1 Northeastern University, School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Street 2 360 Huntington Avenue
Street 3
City Boston
State Massachusetts
Zip 02115
Country United States
Program Location: Massachusetts
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:
What is the priority application deadline for your program? November 1, 2022
Describe any requirements or incentives for applicants who apply by the priority deadline. All applicants that submit a complete application before the November 1, deadline will be given priority consideration for scholarships.
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:
Does your program follow the AACP Cooperative Admissions Guidelines? No
Is your institution public or private? Private
Is your institution part of an academic health center? No
Academic Term Type: Trimester with summer term
What is the primary program structure for the Pharm.D. curriculum? * 4
Is a Baccalaureate degree required or preferred for admissions? Required
Does your institution have alternative enrollment options available? Yes
If Yes to alternate enrollment, check all that apply: Affiliation or articulation agreement with undergraduate institution(s), Early assurance , Other
If Other, please briefly describe: 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
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Total number of Pharm.D. seats filled in the last P1 entering class: 99
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Target number of Pharm.D. seats for the upcoming P1 entering class: 100
Maximum number of Pharm.D. seats available in the upcoming P1 entering class: 120
Anticipated number of early assurance students advancing to the P1 year in the upcoming entering class: 50
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/MPH (Public Health)
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: Pathway to a second-degree program (MBA) is available.
I would like to mark this section as done. 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
Program Description Video:
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Minimum Overall GPA: 2.50
Minimum Prerequisite GPA: 2.00
Provide any additional information regarding GPA policies for applicants: 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.
Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 120
Total number of basic science college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 40
Total number of college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 180
Total number of basic science college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 60
Provide any additional information regarding credit hour policies for applicants: For questions about course stale dates please reach out to PharmDAdmissions@northeastern.edu.
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
List of 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
When do applicants need to complete all course prerequisites prior to enrollment (e.g. date or term)? July 15, 2023
Please reach out to PharmDAdmissions@northeastern.edu for further questions.
Can applicants use online classes to fulfill the institution's course prerequisites?
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: No
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : Varies
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: Yes
Enter any additional information regarding online course prerequisites: Please reach out to PharmDAdmissions@northeastern.edu for additional terms & conditions about online courses.
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: Yes
Enter any additional information regarding pass/fail course prerequisites: 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.
Enter any additional information regarding course prerequisites: *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
Link to additional course prerequisites information:
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? No
Will your institution require a supplemental application fee? No
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: Not Required or Considered
Link to PCAT information on institutional website:
Additional PCAT information: Not required or considered. No other standardized tests are considered except for TOEFL
Minimum composite PCAT score considered:
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? No
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? Two (2)
Please indicate your evaluation type requirements. Select all that apply.
  • 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
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: Letters of reference must be received from two different individuals. The same person cannot write two letters in different capacities.
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:
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, US Temporary 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
Other clarifying information, if necessary: 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.
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: 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
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, Individual applicants with two 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 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.
Link to institutional webpage for more detailed description: https://bouve.northeastern.edu/pharmacy/programs/pharmd-graduate-admission/
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: Northeastern University requires a $500 deposit. This deposit is applied to the 1st-semester fall tuition.
Date of first day of classes and/or matriculation for the next entering class: 2023-09-06
Additional details for accepted applicants: 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
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
Admin Status Published
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AACP Institution Number
SIDS 117