Published Survey
Submission Number: 4169
Submission ID: 117
Submission UUID: 8175d82d-9995-4dd8-818a-6a079c160e08
Submission URI: /publishedsurvey

Created: Tue, 08/20/2019 - 20:09
Completed: Mon, 06/14/2021 - 17:55
Changed: Wed, 10/20/2021 - 14:08

Remote IP address: 132.15.70.158
Submitted by: Anonymous
Language: English

Is draft: No
Submitted to: Published Survey

Contact Information
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Institution Address:
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Street 1: Northeastern University, School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Street 2: 360 Huntington Avenue
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City: Boston
State: Massachusetts
Zip: 02115
Country: United States

Program Location:: Massachusetts
Admissions Office Contact(s)::
- Title: Admissions Coordinator
  Office: School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Office of Student Affairs
  Email: PharmDAdmissions@northeastern.edu

Institutional Website::
- https://bouve.northeastern.edu/pharmacy/programs/pharmd/
- https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLaMyX07IVMEeK8moYvVhgXJ8KsdwQw9BB

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I would like to mark this section as done.: Yes

Program Application Deadline
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Final Application Deadline:
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What is the final (enforced) application deadline for your program?: June 1, 2022
Final Application Deadline Description::
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Priority Application Deadline:
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What is the priority application deadline for your program? : November 1, 2021
Describe any requirements or incentives for applicants who apply by the priority deadline. :
Applicants who apply by the priority deadline will be given preferred consideration for merit-based scholarships.


I would like to mark this section as done.: Yes

Program Information
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Please select the appropriate ACPE accreditation status for your institution from the list below:: Full Accreditation 
Satellite/Branch campuses::
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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
Program Structure:
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What is the primary program structure for the Pharm.D. curriculum?: * 4

Is a Baccalaureate degree required or preferred for admissions?: Required
Alternative Enrollment Options:
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Does your institution have alternative enrollment options available?: Yes
If Yes to alternate enrollment, check all that apply:: Early assurance , Other
If Other, please briefly describe::
Transfer pathway into the professional year for those without a bachelor's degree.


I would like to mark this section as done.: Yes

Last Entering Class
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Total number of Pharm.D. seats filled in the last P1 entering class:: 101
I would like to mark this section as done.: Yes

Dual and Concurrent Degrees
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Dual Degree:
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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
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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 three 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: 100% of students complete a capstone research project with a faculty member. We rank #1 in the nation among private schools of pharmacy in NIH funding 2020. 

SUCCESS: 98.1% NAPLEX pass rate 2020, securing employment, pursuing advanced degrees: our students succeed, with 98% of our 2020 graduates employed or in post-graduate training within 12 months of graduation and almost 60% employed BEFORE graduation or within 1 month after graduation

*Of the students that elected to pursue a post-graduate training program in 2021, 70% secured a position in either a post-graduate year 1 or 2 residency or fellowship

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I would like to mark this section as done.: Yes

GPA and Credit Hour Criteria
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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

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

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

*unlike with the 'general' chemistry requirement, the organic chemistry prerequisites must each have a lab
Semester Hours (Min): 4
Quarter Hours (Min): 6
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Course Subject: Chemistry
Course Title: Organic Chemistry II with lab   
*unlike with the 'general' chemistry requirement, the organic chemistry prerequisites must each have a lab
Semester Hours (Min): 4
Quarter Hours (Min): 6
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Course Subject: Biochemistry
Course Title: Biochemistry
Semester Hours (Min): 3
Quarter Hours (Min): 4.5
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Course Subject: Math
Course Title: Calculus or other high-level math
Semester Hours (Min): 3
Quarter Hours (Min): 4.5
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Course Subject: Anatomy & Physiology
Course Title: Human Anatomy & Physiology I


Semester Hours (Min): 4
Quarter Hours (Min): 6
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Course Subject: Anatomy & Physiology
Course Title: 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)
Semester Hours (Min): 4
Quarter Hours (Min): 6
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Course Subject: Humanities
Course Title: General humanities
Semester Hours (Min): 4
Quarter Hours (Min): 6

When do applicants need to complete all course prerequisites prior to enrollment (e.g. date or term)?:
July 15, 2022
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

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I would like to mark this section as done.: Yes

Supplemental Materials
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Supplemental Requirements:
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Does your institution require applicants to submit a supplemental application or supplemental materials directly to the institution and outside of PharmCAS?: No

Supplemental Application Fee:
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Will your institution require a supplemental application fee?: No

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I would like to mark this section as done.: Yes

PCAT and Other Tests
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Select the option that best describes the program’s PCAT policy:: Not Required or Considered
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Additional PCAT information::
Not required or considered. No other standardized tests are considered except for TOEFL

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Other Admission Tests:
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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

Observation Hours
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Observation Hours Required:
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Does your program require pharmacy observation hours?: No

I would like to mark this section as done.: Yes

Evaluations (Letters of Reference)
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Evaluations Required:
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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 (Liberal Arts): ACCEPTED
Professor (Math): RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
Professor (Science): RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
Supervisor: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
Teaching Assistant: CONDITIONALLY REQUIRED

Committee Letters:
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What is your college/school policy on committee letters? : Not Accepted

Composite Letters:
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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

Residency
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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::
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I would like to mark this section as done.: Yes

International Applicants
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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

Post-B.S. Pharm.D. Programs for Current Pharmacists
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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

Interviews
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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

Accepted Applicants
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Deposits:
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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::
- 2022-09-06

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

Background Checks and Drug Screenings
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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