Published Survey
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Created: Sat, 09/14/2019 - 20:23
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Contact Information

Northeastern University
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston
Massachusetts
02115
United States
Massachusetts

Program Application Deadline

May 3, 2021
Northeastern University direct-entry PharmD is a rolling admissions pathway.
Yes

Program Information

Full Accreditation
No
Private
No
Trimester with summer term
* Other
Direct-Entry students graduate with both a PharmD and MPH degree in just 5 years, saving one full year of study.
Required
Yes
Other
The PharmD/MPH dual degree is only offered through the direct-entry pathway.

However, the early assurance pathway offers a plus one MPH degree option. This plus one option is not available for those who apply through the direct-entry pathway.

Last Entering Class

110

Upcoming Entering Class

110
70

Dual and Concurrent Degrees

Yes
PharmD/MPH (Public Health)
Yes
Pathway to a second-degree program (MBA) is available.

Program Description

The Doctor of Pharmacy/Masters in Public Health (PharmD/MPH) dual degree enables students to broaden the scope of their pharmacy training to include a public health perspective. Direct-Entry students can graduate with both a PharmD and MPH degree in just 5 years, saving one full year of study.
The Northeastern co-operative education (co-op) model is the only program of its kind among US pharmacy schools. PharmD/MPH direct-entry students participate in up to three co-op experiences (2 required pharmacy co-ops and one optional public health co-op), providing one full year of invaluable real-world experience. During the final year of the program, students complete the Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPEs) required of all PharmD programs.

Of the 6 six-week required rotations, one can be a public health-oriented placement. Additionally, in year 5, students take a Public Health Practicum in the fall and Public Health Capstone in the spring.

GPA and Credit Hour Criteria

2.50
2.00
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.
120
180
40
60

Course Prerequisites

Course Subject Course Title Semester Hours (Min) Quarter Hours (Min)
Biology/Biological Science General Biology I

*must include at least one lab component between the two courses
3 4.5
Biology/Biological Science General Biology II
*must include at least one lab component between the two courses
4 6
Chemistry General Chemistry I

*must include at least one lab component between the two courses
3 4.5
Chemistry General Chemistry II
*must include at least one lab component between the two courses
4 6
Physics Physics
*NO lab required
3 4.5
Chemistry Organic Chemistry I with lab

*unlike with the 'general' chemistry requirement, the organic chemistry prerequisites must each have a lab
4 6
Chemistry Organic Chemistry II with lab
*unlike with the 'general' chemistry requirement, the organic chemistry prerequisites must each have a lab
4 6
Biochemistry Biochemistry 3 4.5
Math Calculus or other high-level math 3 4.5
Anatomy & Physiology Human Anatomy & Physiology I

4 6
Anatomy & Physiology 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)
4 6
Humanities Humanities 4 6
July 15, 2021
Please reach out to PharmDAdmissions@northeastern.edu for further questions.
*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. You must have earned a 2.00 (grade of C) in order for a prerequisite course to count
Yes

Supplemental Materials

No
No

PCAT and Other Tests

Not Required or Considered
Not required or considered
N/A
No

Observation Hours

Recommended, but not required

Evaluations (Letters of Reference)

Yes
Two (2)
  • 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: NOT ACCEPTED
  • 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: NOT ACCEPTED
Not accepted
Not Accepted
Letters of reference must be received from two different individuals. Letters from family members, friends, or individuals who provide healthcare to the applicant are not accepted.

Residency

No
No

International Applicants

Yes
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)
Send a foreign transcript evaluation report (FTER) to PharmCAS
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 to receive a PharmD. All 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 before matriculating. Any missing prerequisites will prevent a student from being invited to interview. Exceptions are not made for international students, concerning the number of accredited hours earned or grades obtained.
Yes
For students whose native language is not English, proof of English language proficiency is required. Minimum TOEFL scores 100, 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

Interviews

Individual applicants with one interviewer, Individual applicants with two or more interviewers, Multiple applicants with one or more interviewers, Multiple Mini Interviews (MMI), Other interview format
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 Multiple Mini 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.

**New for fall 2020 ONLY- all interviews will be conducted virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Massachusetts

Accepted Applicants

Yes
No
Northeastern University requires a $500 deposit. This deposit is applied to the 1st-semester fall tuition.
  • September 08, 2021
The first day of PharmD classes is typically held on the Wednesday after Labor Day. Please see the Northeastern University Registrar's website for more detailed information about the full academic schedule.
No

Background Checks and Drug Screenings

No
No