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Contact Information

1858 West Grandview Blvd
Erie
Pennsylvania
16509
United States
Distance Pathway/Online
Yes

Program Application Deadline

June 1, 2023
None
Yes

Program Information

Full Accreditation
LECOM School of Pharmacy in Erie, PA, LECOM School of Pharmacy in Bradenton, FL
No
Private
Yes
Semester (2 terms per academic year)
* 2 - 4
Not Required
Yes
Accelerated progression (year-round classes), Affiliation or articulation agreement with undergraduate institution(s), Distance pathway offered, Early assurance
Yes

Last Entering Class

143
Yes

Dual and Concurrent Degrees

No
Yes
In conjunction with our commitment to student success, the degrees that LECOM offers concurrently are:
Master of Science in Medical Cannabinoid Therapeutics (MMCT)
Master of Science in Healthcare Administration
Master of Science in Medical Education
Master of Science in Biomedical Ethics
Master of Public Health
Yes

Program Description

LECOM offers students the opportunity to pursue their Doctor of Pharmacy degree through an innovative, Distance Education Pathwayoperating on a semester system for didactic and experiential education. We also offer two additional PharmD degree pathways: a four-year on-campus pathway in Bradenton, FL and a three-year on-campus accelerated pathway in Erie, PA. LECOM seeks the most qualified 310 candidates to seat incoming cohorts, divided among our three pathways. For more information about LECOM, please visit www.lecom.edu
Yes

GPA and Credit Hour Criteria

N/A
N/A
The LECOM School of Pharmacy prefers a Total GPA of 2.7 or higher from its applicants, but students who have below a 2.7 are still eligible for consideration and enrollment depending on their unique circumstances.
54
27
Candidates may apply to LECOM before all 54 credit hours are complete, with the contingency that all prerequisites are done by July 1 of the year of matriculation.
We do not accept CLEP credits.
All prerequisite courses must be completed at US-Accredited Institutions (foreign courses are not accepted for credit).
Yes

Course Prerequisites

Course Subject Course Title Semester Hours (Min) Quarter Hours (Min)
Chemistry General Chemistry with labs 8
Chemistry Organic Chemistry I w/ Lab Organic Chemistry II w/ Lab OR Biochem w/ Lab OR Bioorganic Chemistry w/ Lab 8
Physics Math-based Physics OR Physical Chemistry 3
Math Calculus or Analytic Geometry with Calculus 3
Statistics Statistics, prefer statistics for health=science majors 3
Economics Economics - will accept Business, Accounting, Finance, and other related content areas. 3
Social/Behavioral Science Psychology/Sociology/Anthropology 3
English Composition / Writing English - Prefer: Writing (Technical, Business, or Research) 6
General Elective(s) Other Didactic Coursework in Math, Science, or Humanities - Prefer: Public Speaking or other communication coursework, health-care related sciences, calculus based math, or other health-care related coursework. 9
July 1, 2023
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: Yes
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : Yes
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: Yes
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: Yes, but only if no letter grade option available
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : Yes, but only if no letter grade option available
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: Yes, but only if no letter grade option available
General Education Electives must be taken in subject areas other than the above prerequisites, such as humanities and social sciences. All of the prerequisite course requirements must be taken at an accredited college/university in the United States. Applicants must complete all pharmacy prerequisites with a minimum grade of C (70%) in each course by July 1st prior to matriculation. LECOM School of Pharmacy will not accept CLEP credits for prerequisite courses. Advanced placement credits will be accepted for pre-requisite coursework with a score of 3 or higher. International baccalaureate (IB) credits earned at an approved IB high school in the United States will be accepted for pre-requisite coursework with a score of 4 or higher. International degree and course evaluations will not be accepted as prerequisite coursework.
Yes

Supplemental Materials

No
No
As part of the PharmCAS application, you will be asked a few supplemental questions, but there are no additional fees attached to these questions, nor any other supplemental application.
Yes

PCAT and Other Tests

Optional
Although not required for LECOM, if you would like to use the PCAT to supplement your application it is recommended that applicants take the PCAT prior to January of the year of matriculation and report scores directly to PharmCAS (code 104).
N/A
Yes
Other
In accordance with ACPE standards at the time of their interview, applicants will take a short writing evaluation to gauge their written communication ability.
Yes

Observation Hours

Recommended, but not required
Yes

Evaluations (Letters of Reference)

Yes
Two (2)
  • Clergy: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Employer: CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED
  • Faculty Advisor: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Family Member: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Health Care Professional: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Pharmacist: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Pre-Health Advisor: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Professor (Any Subject Area): CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Liberal Arts): CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Math): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Science): REQUIRED
  • Supervisor: CONDITIONALLY REQUIRED
  • Teaching Assistant: NOT ACCEPTED
Conditionally accepted
The admissions committee reserves the right to ask for additional letters of recommendation if they decide the committee letter does not contain a sufficient amount of information for an accurate depiction of the candidate's abilities.
No
No answer
LECOM School of Pharmacy requires two letters of recommendation. One of the letters must be from a science professor. The other letter can be from anyone else except a friend, family member, or co-worker. A letter of recommendation from a work supervisor, especially a pharmacist or health-care worker is recommended. All letters of recommendation are submitted through PharmCAS. PharmCAS allows students to submit up to 4 letters of recommendation. PharmCAS will send the letters to LECOM.
Yes

Residency

No
No
It is required that students complete the entirety of the curriculum within the United States. If a student leaves the country, a vacation request, or leave-of-absence, must be employed.
Yes

International Applicants

No
US Citizens, US Permanent Residents, Foreign (non-US) Citizens with a Visa
Do not send any foreign transcript documentation. School only considers U.S. credentials. If you have completed your course prerequisites at a foreign institution, you may be ineligible for admission to these particular pharmacy programs.
LECOM Does not accept foreign institution prerequisite credits. Visit our entrance requirements page for more information about International Applicant Entrance Requirements. http://lecom.edu/admissions/entrance-requirements/school-of-pharmacy-entrance-requirements/
Yes
Applicants with F-1 Visas must submit a TOEFL score with their PharmCAS application. U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents DO NOT have to submit it.
No
Yes

Interviews

Individual applicants with one interviewer
Yes
LECOM offers virtual interviews throughout the application cycle and hosts on-campus events for accepted candidates. Additionally, candidates can set up appointments Monday-Friday 9am-4pm to tour the campus, meet with faculty and students, and talk with administration.
Yes

Accepted Applicants

Yes
No
Our deposit amount is $500.00 due typically 30 days after admission.
2023-07-31
LECOM typically sets the official matriculation dates for each entering class in the spring before matriculation, so the above date may be subject to change.
No
Yes

Background Checks and Drug Screenings

Yes
Yes
Yes