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Contact Information

1401 Albrecht Blvd
North Dakota
United States
North Dakota

Program Application Deadline

We are not a participating PharmCAS institution
December 01, 2022
Applicants who are NOT currently NDSU students must submit official transcripts of previous academic work to the University's General Admissions Office, submit a formal NDSU application (undergraduate transfer) and be admitted to NDSU as a University. Once this process is complete, a supplemental application must be submitted online at the NDSU School of Pharmacy's website to be considered for acceptance into the Entry Level Pharm.D. Program.
We are not a participating PharmCAS institution

Program Information

Full Accreditation
Semester (2 terms per academic year)
* 2 - 3
Not Required
Early assurance , Other
Our program also offers Post-Baccalaureate Admissions & Pharmacy Technician to PharmD Pathways for qualified candidates. Go to: for more information.

Last Entering Class


Dual and Concurrent Degrees

PharmD/MBA (Business Administration), PharmD/MPH (Public Health), PharmD/PhD (Doctor of Philosophy)

Program Description

Curriculum: We offer several pathways in which one can meet our admission requirements and pursue a Doctor of Pharmacy degree. Two pathways - the Early Admissions Pathway and Traditional Pathway - are for students who do not hold a bachelor degree in a health or STEM-related field. Two other pathways - the Post-Baccalaureate Pathway and Pharmacy Technician Pathway - are designed for those who already hold a bachelor degree in a health or STEM-related (most notably in the chemical, biological, or physical sciences) field.

For the Early Admissions Pathway and the Traditional Pathway, our pre-professional curriculum requires the completion of 81 hours of coursework. Some students can complete this work in two years, while other students may take three years. In what follows, we will refer to a two year pre-pharmacy curriculum with the possibility of a three year track implied where necessary. In the first two years of the curriculum (prepharmacy), emphasis is placed on chemical, biological, administrative, behavioral or social sciences, and humanities needed for the four-year professional pharmacy curriculum. The third, fourth and fifth years provide the students with the professional educational background necessary for the sixth year of clinical rotations. In addition to general adult medicine, students may pursue rotations in specialized areas of interest such as pediatrics, oncology, infectious disease, cardiology, ambulatory care, critical care, rural health, and managed care.

Applicants who hold a bachelor degree in a health-related, biological, physical, or chemical sciences field may apply through our Post-Baccalaureate Pathway. The Pharmacy Technician Pathway is an adaptation of this pathway, but tailored to individuals working as pharmacy technicians. Pathway requirements are substantially streamlined, and applicants are evaluated on an individual basis.

For more information:

GPA and Credit Hour Criteria


Course Prerequisites

Course Subject Course Title Semester Hours (Min) Quarter Hours (Min)
Other CHP 190 Critical Thinking & Academic Success 2
English Composition / Writing ENGL 110 College Composition I 3
English Composition / Writing ENGL 120 College Composition II * 3
English Composition / Writing Upper Level English - ENGL 324 Writing in the Sciences or ENGL 325 Writing in the Health Professions 3
Communication / Speech (Verbal) COMM 110 Fundamentals of Public Speaking * 3
Math MATH 146 Applied Calculus I * 4
Physics PHYS 211 College Physics I 3
Economics ECON 201 Principles of Microeconomics * 3
Statistics STAT 330 Introductory Statistics * 3
Biology/Biological Science BIOL 150 General Biology I * 3
Biology/Biological Science BIOL 150L General Biology I Lab * 1
Biology/Biological Science BIOL 151 General Biology II * 3
Biology/Biological Science BIOL 151L General Biology II Lab * 1
Anatomy & Physiology BIOL 220 Human Anatomy & Physiology I * 3
Anatomy & Physiology BIOL 220L Human Anatomy & Physiology I Lab * 1
Anatomy & Physiology BIOL 221 Human Anatomy & Physiology II 3
Anatomy & Physiology BIOL 221L Human Anatomy & Physiology II Lab 1
Microbiology MICR 350 General Microbiology * 3
Microbiology MICR 350L General Microbiology Lab * 2
Chemistry CHEM 121 General Chemistry I * 3
Chemistry CHEM 121L General Chemistry I Lab 1
Chemistry CHEM 122 General Chemistry II * 3
Chemistry CHEM 122L General Chemistry II Lab 1
Chemistry CHEM 341 Organic Chemistry I * 3
Chemistry CHEM 341L Organic Chemistry I Lab 1
Chemistry CHEM 342 Organic Chemistry II 3
Biochemistry BIOC 460 Biochemistry I 3
Biochemistry BIOC 461 Biochemistry II 3
Humanities Humanities and Fine Arts Elective 6
Other Wellness Elective 2
Social/Behavioral Science Social & Behavior Science Elective 3
Other Cultural Diversity Elective 3
For students who are applying through the Early Admissions Pathway and the Traditional Pathway, all core courses MUST be completed by the end of the fall semester in which students are applying to the pharmacy program. ALL remaining courses must be completed the last spring semester pre-requisite courses are taken.

Post-Baccalaureate Pathway applicants who have completed a bachelor degree by the end of the spring semester in which they have applied will be evaluated on an individual basis.
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: Yes
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : Yes
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: Yes
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: No
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : No
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: No
* Denotes core courses used in admission GPA. All required Courses MUST be Completed with at Least a Grade of "C" In order to apply for the professional program.
For information on equivalents to NDSU courses go to

Information on all required coursework for each admissions pathway can be found here: .

Supplemental Materials

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

PCAT and Other Tests

We will accept PCAT scores from the time period of July 2019 to November 2022. Send Scores Directly to NDSU.

Observation Hours

Recommended, but not required

Evaluations (Letters of Reference)

Not Accepted
Not Accepted
Evaluations (letters of reference) are NOT required by our institution.


Preference is given to students who complete some or all prerequisite coursework at North Dakota State University or another college or university in the North Dakota University System.

International Applicants

US Citizens, US Permanent Residents, Canadian Citizens, Foreign (non-US) Citizens with a Visa, Foreign (non-US) Citizens
Send an original foreign transcript directly to the school
In addition, NDSU must receive an official evaluation from a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (i.e. WES or ECE).
Send TOEFL scores directly to NDSU. The TOEFL may be required for admission to university as a whole, not specifically or exclusively the Doctor of Pharmacy program.
Details on Post-B.S. Pharm.D. Programs


Multiple Mini Interviews (MMI)
Yes, but only if the campus is closed to visitors
An interview on campus is part of the evaluation process for students who receive final consideration for admission. An online interview option will be available in cases when the campus is closed to visitors.

Accepted Applicants

$500 deposit will goes towards the first semester fall tuition.

Background Checks and Drug Screenings

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