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Institution Name University of Montana
College or School Name Skaggs School of Pharmacy
Short Name U of Montana
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Street 1 University of Montana
Street 2 Skaggs School of Pharmacy
Street 3 32 Campus Drive
City Missoula
State Montana
Zip 59812
Country United States
Program Location: Montana
Admissions Office Contact(s):
Institutional Website:
Contact Information Video:
What is the application deadline for your program? May 3, 2021
Application Deadline Description:
Does your institution participate in Early Decision? No
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? Yes
Is your institution public or private? Public
Is your institution part of an academic health center? No
Academic Term Type: Semester (2 terms per academic year)
What is the primary program structure for the Pharm.D. curriculum? * 4
Is a Baccalaureate degree required or preferred for admissions? Not Required
Does your institution have alternative enrollment options available? Yes
If Yes to alternate enrollment, check all that apply: Early assurance
Total number of Pharm.D. seats filled in the last P1 entering class: 56
Anticipated number of Total Pharm.D. seats available in the upcoming P1 entering class: 55
Anticipated number of early assurance students advancing to the P1 year in the upcoming entering class: 0
Does your institution offer a dual degree program, as defined above? Yes
If yes, check all that apply: PharmD/MBA (Business Administration), PharmD/MPH (Public Health), PharmD/MS (Master of Science), PharmD/PhD (Doctor of Philosophy)
Does your institution offer a concurrent, double, or second degree program, as defined above? No
Provide any additional information regarding dual, concurrent, double, or second degree programs:
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.


Program Description Video:
Minimum Overall GPA: 2.5
Minimum Prerequisite GPA: 2.5
Provide any additional information regarding GPA policies for applicants:
Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 64
Total number of basic science college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 33
Total number of college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation:
Total number of basic science college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation:
Provide any additional information regarding credit hour policies for applicants:
List of 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
When do applicants need to complete all course prerequisites prior to enrollment (e.g. date or term)? Ideally, prerequisites will be completed during the spring term prior to autumn enrollment.
Enter any additional information regarding course prerequisites:
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? Yes
If yes, please enter the dollar amount: $50.00
Link to supplemental fee form or instructions: http://health.umt.edu/pharmacy/pharmd_payment.php
Provide any additional information about the supplemental application, materials, or fee requirements:
Select the option that best describes the program’s PCAT policy: Recommended
Link to PCAT information on institutional website: http://health.umt.edu/pharmacy/Prospective%20Students/Pharm.D.%20Program/Pharm.D.%20Admission/default.php
Additional PCAT information: The PCAT is optional but encouraged for applicants in the autumn 2021 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 2019 will not be accepted.
Minimum composite PCAT score considered: N/A
Do you accept or require other admission tests? Do not include immunization requirement or other similar documentation requirements. No
Does your program require pharmacy observation hours? Yes
If yes, please note the total number of pharmacy observation hours required: 20
Please note any additional relevant information:
Are evaluations (letters of reference) required by your institution? Yes
 If yes, how many evaluations are required? One (1)
Please indicate your evaluation type requirements. Select all that apply.
  • 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
  • Supervisor: ACCEPTED
  • Teaching Assistant: CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED
What is your college/school policy on committee letters? Recommended but not required
Does it count as more than one evaluation? No
What is your college/school policy on composite letters? Not Accepted
Provide institution specific details regarding evaluations: 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.
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: 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
Does your institution consider foreign citizens (excluding Canadian citizens)? Yes
Select the citizenship types eligible for admission: US Citizens, US Permanent Residents, Canadian Citizens, Foreign (non-US) Citizens with a Visa
Policy for accepting non-U.S. coursework (excluding study abroad): Send a foreign transcript evaluation report (FTER) to PharmCAS
Other clarifying information, if necessary: At least one year of prerequisites must be taken at an accredited college or university in the United States or Canada.
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: The University of Montana requires TOEFL scores for international students who are not already enrolled at UM.
Interview Format: Individual applicants with two or more interviewers
Briefly describe your institution's interview process: In-person interviews at the University of Montana will be scheduled on Saturday, November 7, 2020 and on Saturday, February 7, 2021. 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.
Link to institutional webpage for more detailed description: http://health.umt.edu/pharmacy/Prospective%20Students/Pharm.D.%20Program/Pharm.D.%20Admission/default.php
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: An accepted student will need to send a nonrefundable deposit of $200 to reserve placement. This payment will be credited toward tuition upon enrollment.
Date of first day of classes and/or matriculation for the next entering class:
  • August 30, 2021
Additional details for accepted applicants: https://www.umt.edu/provost/academiccalendar/2021-22_AcademicCalendar.php
Are accepted applicants required to have CPR certification prior to matriculation? No
Is your institution participating in the PharmCAS-facilitated Criminal Background Check (CBC) Service? Yes
Is your institution participating in the PharmCAS-facilitated Drug Screening Service? No
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