Published Survey
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Created: Wed, 09/11/2019 - 13:50
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Contact Information

University of Montana
Skaggs School of Pharmacy
32 Campus Drive
Missoula
Montana
59812
United States
Montana
Yes

Program Application Deadline

May 2, 2022
January 4, 2022
Application must be complete and include a PCAT score and letter of reference from 20 hours of observation. Accepted applicants will be notified by Friday, February 11.
Yes

Program Information

Full Accreditation
Yes
Public
No
Semester (2 terms per academic year)
* 4
Not Required
Yes
Early assurance
Yes

Last Entering Class

48
Yes

Dual and Concurrent Degrees

Yes
PharmD/MBA (Business Administration), PharmD/MPH (Public Health), PharmD/MS (Master of Science), PharmD/PhD (Doctor of Philosophy)
Yes
Yes

Program Description

The University of Montana Skaggs School of Pharmacy is located in beautiful Missoula, Montana. Missoula, as a city, provides a calm, inclusive, culturally-stimulating environment and offers a variety of sporting and outdoor activities to provide ample opportunities to rejuvenate and relieve stress.

The Skaggs School of Pharmacy Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program is nationally recognized for its quality of a patient-centered care and interprofessional training and activities, outreach programs, students’ success in passing national pharmacy licensure examination, job placement, and matches for postgraduate pharmacy education residencies.

Our class environment ensures a small faculty-to-student ratio, provides for personal attention for each and every one of our students, and creates lifelong, supportive relationships among peers in your class as well as with faculty and administrators. As a pharmacy candidate in our program, you are not just a number but an individual. In addition, our PharmD students frequently comment that they enjoy small classes as it ensures they get to know each other well and can provide for cooperative, "we're all in this together" learning rather than harsh competition.

Our PharmD curriculum integrates basic biomedical and pharmaceutical sciences, clinical, behavioral, social and administrative sciences and interprofessional education throughout all four years and focuses on the development of professional pharmacy leaders engaged in life-long learning, patient advocacy, and community service and outreach. Our students are prepared as medication experts to promote the health and well-being of individuals and communities as valuable members of the interprofessional health care teams. Depending on your career goals and interest, we also provide dual degrees: PharmD/MBA, PharmD/MPH, PharmD/MS in Pharmaceutical Sciences, and PharmD/PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences.
Yes

GPA and Credit Hour Criteria

2.5
2.5
Prerequisites must be taken for a letter grade. All required pre-pharmacy courses must be completed with a grade of C- or better. Grades lower than C- are not acceptable.
64
33
Yes

Course Prerequisites

Course Subject Course Title Semester Hours (Min) Quarter Hours (Min)
Anatomy & Physiology Human Form & Function (Human Anatomy & Physiology) 1 & 2 6
Chemistry College Chemistry I & 2 (with labs) 10
Math Applied Calculus 4
English Composition / Writing College Writing I 3
Biology/Biological Science Cell & Molecular Biology 4
Chemistry Organic Chemistry I & 2 (with at least 1 lab) 8
Economics Micro or Macro Economics 3
Physics College Physics and lab 5
Statistics Intro to Statistics 4
Social/Behavioral Science Intro to Sociology or Psychology 3
Communication / Speech (Verbal) Public Speaking 3
General Elective(s) Electives 12
Ideally, prerequisites will be completed by the end of spring term prior to autumn enrollment in the pharmacy program.
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: Varies
  • 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
Yes

Supplemental Materials

No
Yes
$50.00
Yes

PCAT and Other Tests

Required
The PCAT is required for applicants in the autumn 2022 admissions cycle. A high composite PCAT score can support an applicant with a lower cumulative and/or prerequisite GPA. Applicants are advised to take the PCAT in July, September, October, November or January. Scores older than January 2020 will not be accepted.
N/A
No
Yes

Observation Hours

Yes
20
Yes

Evaluations (Letters of Reference)

Yes
One (1)
  • Clergy: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Employer: ACCEPTED
  • Faculty Advisor: CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED
  • Family Member: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Friend: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Health Care Professional: ACCEPTED
  • Pharmacist: ACCEPTED
  • Pre-Health Advisor: CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Liberal Arts): NOT ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Math): NOT ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Science): NOT ACCEPTED
  • Supervisor: ACCEPTED
  • Teaching Assistant: CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED
No Answer
Not Accepted
Students applying for admission will be required to complete at least 20 hours of observation of a medical or social field, preferably in a pharmacy. A volunteer or paid experience serving a patient population can be substituted for the observation hours. The PharmCAS letter of recommendation must be from someone involved with the applicant in such an observation/experience.
Yes

Residency

No
No
Typically, students who are admitted with non-resident status will remain so for the duration of the professional program.
University of Montana Residency Information: https://www.umt.edu/registrar/students/residencyinfo.php

We have an Out-of-State Merit Award for high-achieving and academically strong out-of-state students:
http://health.umt.edu/pharmacy/Prospective%20Students/Pharm.D.%20Program/outofstatewaiver.php
Yes

International Applicants

Yes
US Citizens, US Permanent Residents, Canadian Citizens, Foreign (non-US) Citizens with a Visa
Send a foreign transcript evaluation report (FTER) to PharmCAS
At least one year of prerequisites must be taken at an accredited college or university in the United States or Canada.
Yes
The University of Montana requires TOEFL scores for international students who are not already enrolled at UM.
No
Yes

Interviews

Individual applicants with two or more interviewers
Yes, but only on a case-by-case basis
In-person interviews at the University of Montana will be scheduled on Saturday, November 6, 2021 and on Saturday, February 5, 2022. Spring interviews will be scheduled on an individual basis if there are spaces available in the class. Applicants will be notified by e-mail if they qualify for an interview. Admission offers for strong candidates are made within one to two weeks of the interview. Students who are not initially offered a seat in the class may be reviewed for admission or a wait-list offer at the end of the review cycle.
Yes

Accepted Applicants

Yes
No
An accepted student will need to send a nonrefundable deposit of $200 to reserve placement. This payment will be credited toward tuition upon enrollment.
  • Aug 29, 2022
https://www.umt.edu/provost/academiccalendar/2021-22_AcademicCalendar.php
No
Yes

Background Checks and Drug Screenings

Yes
No
Yes