Our revised Pharmacy curriculum is now fully competency driven. We continue to innovate while integrating Northeastern University's tradition of experiential learning. Northeastern University Pharmacy students are eligible to participate in 2 6-month paid co-op experiences.
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Institution Name Northeastern University (PharmD – for Transfer Students with No College Degree)
College or School Name School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Short Name Northeastern U - Transfer Students
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If you need to post a notification below your institution name, please enter it here: Our revised Pharmacy curriculum is now fully competency driven. We continue to innovate while integrating Northeastern University's tradition of experiential learning. Northeastern University Pharmacy students are eligible to participate in 2 6-month paid co-op experiences.
Street 1 Northeastern University, School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Street 2 360 Huntington Avenue
Street 3
City Boston
State Massachusetts
Zip 02115
Country United States
Program Location: Massachusetts
Admissions Office Contact(s):
Institutional Website:
Contact Information Video:
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
What is the final (enforced) application deadline for your program? February 3, 2025
Final Application Deadline Description:
What is the priority application deadline for your program? None
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
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? No
Is your institution public or private? Private
Is your institution part of an academic health center? No
Select the appropriate academic term type for your program. Other
If Other, please briefly describe: Fall and Spring Semester, Summer I and II
What is the minimum requirement of pre-pharmacy coursework for matriculation into your professional Doctor of Pharmacy program?  2 years
Is a Baccalaureate degree required or preferred for admissions? Not Required
What is the structure (e.g., length) of your Pharm.D. program curriculum? 4 years
Does your program offer an Early Assurance program for admissions?  Yes
Does your program have affiliation or articulation agreements with undergraduate institutions for admissions? Contact the program directly for additional details.  Yes
Does your program offer a student the ability to complete their bachelor’s degree while enrolled in the Pharm.D. program? Yes
If “Yes” to ability to complete their bachelor’s degree while enrolled, please briefly describe: Undergraduate transfer students are awarded a bachelor's degree upon successful completion of year 5.
Does your program offer alternative pathways to Pharm.D. degree completion?  No
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Total number of Pharm.D. seats filled in the last P1 entering class: 66
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Target number of Pharm.D. seats for the upcoming P1 entering class: 70
Maximum number of Pharm.D. seats available in the upcoming P1 entering class: 100
Anticipated number of early assurance students advancing to the P1 year in the upcoming entering class: 50
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Does your institution offer a dual degree program, as defined above? No
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: Transfer students will receive a Bachelor's of Pharmacy degree upon completing P1 to P3 coursework.
Transfer students are eligible to explore the PharmD/MPH.
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Program Description Northeastern Advantage:
Co-op Experience: We are the only US school of pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences with a cooperative education (co-op) program. Students complete 2 full-time, 6-month, paid co-op experiences providing more than 4 times the number of IPPE hours as compared the most PharmD programs.
Partnerships: Co-op is rooted in our proximity to Boston's top-ranked institutions. Clinical affiliation includes major medical schools, world-renowned hospitals, research facilities, community pharmacies, biotech, & private healthcare.
Research: ranked #1 in the nation among private schools of pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences in NIH funding

Success: Placement in residencies/fellowships, passing the NAPLEX, securing employment, pursuing advanced degrees: our students succeed
Success: Passing the NAPLEX, placement in residencies/fellowships, passing the NAPLEX, securing employment, pursuing advanced degrees: our students succeed
• Northeastern University students have the #1 first-time pass rate of the NAPLEX exam for private universities, and #5 nationally of all US accredited Pharmacy Schools at 94%. The average national first-time attempt pass rate is 79%
• Of the students pursuing post-grad training in 2024, 88% secured a position in a post-grad year 1 (PGY1) residency above the national average match rate at 81%. 83% secured a post-grad year 2 (PGY2) residency which is comparable to the national average match rate of 84%.
• From the class of 2023, 100% of graduates* were employed within 12 months of graduation with 77% employed before graduation
Applying:
Transfer Admission: Please note that Transfer applicants must also complete the Northeastern University Undergraduate Transfer application. Please review the Northeastern Transfer information https://admissions.northeastern.edu/application-information/transfer-applicants/
Final admissions decisions and timeline follow Northeastern University's Undergraduate Transfers guidelines.
Program Description Video:
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Minimum Overall GPA: 2.50
Minimum Prerequisite GPA: 2.00
Provide any additional information regarding GPA policies for applicants: 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.
Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 28
Total number of basic science college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 28
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: If you would like to see if a course you have taken has already been evaluated for equivalency by Northeastern University, please visit our equivalency database.
https://ugadmissions.northeastern.edu/transfercredit/TransferCreditevaluatedstudent2.asp#_ga=2.117508809.1729580784.1623685095-1004465697.1622641828
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
List of Course Prerequisites:
Course Subject Course Title Semester Hours (Min) Quarter Hours (Min)
Biology/Biological Science General Biology I 3 4.5
Biology/Biological Science General Biology II
*must include at least one lab component between the two biology courses
4 6
Chemistry General Chemistry I
3 4.5
Chemistry General Chemistry II
*must include at least one lab component between the two courses
4 6
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

3 4.5
Anatomy & Physiology Human Anatomy & Physiology II with Lab

Notes on fulfilling the Human Anatomy & Physiology I and II Course Sequence: A total of 7 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
English Composition / Writing College Writing (equivalent to ENGW 1111) 4 6
Psychology Foundations of Psychology 4 6
When do applicants need to complete all course prerequisites prior to enrollment (e.g. date or term)? July 15, 2025
Please reach out to PharmDAdmissions@northeastern.edu for further questions.
Can applicants use online classes to fulfill the institution's course prerequisites?
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: No
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : Varies
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: Yes
Enter any additional information regarding online course prerequisites: Please reach out to PharmDAdmissions@northeastern.edu for additional terms & conditions about online courses.
Can applicants use pass/fail classes to fulfill the institution's course prerequisites?
  • 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
Enter any additional information regarding pass/fail course prerequisites: Grades taken as Pass, Fail, or Satisfactory taken during the 2020-2021 COVID-19 pandemic will be accepted. Proof of institutional COVID-19 exception policies may be required.
Enter any additional information regarding course prerequisites: *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. Prerequisite coursework must be a 2.00 (grade of C) or higher
Link to additional course prerequisites information: https://admissions.northeastern.edu/application-information/transfer-applicants/
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? Yes
Link to Supplemental Instructions: https://www.commonapp.org/explore/northeastern-university
Will your institution require a supplemental application fee? No
Provide any additional information about the supplemental application, materials, or fee requirements: Supplemental instructional documentation will be provided.
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Do you accept or consider any standardized tests? Do not include immunization requirement or other similar documentation requirements. No
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Does your program require pharmacy observation hours? No
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Are evaluations (letters of reference) required by your institution? Yes
 If yes, how many evaluations are required? Two (2)
Please indicate your evaluation type requirements. Select all that apply.
  • Clergy: CONDITIONALLY 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: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Pre-Health Advisor: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Professor (Any Subject Area): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Liberal Arts): RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Professor (Math): RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Professor (Science): RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Supervisor: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Teaching Assistant: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
What is your college/school policy on committee letters? Not Accepted
What is your college/school policy on composite letters? Not Accepted
Provide institution specific details regarding evaluations: Letters of reference must be received from two different individuals.
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
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:
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Does your institution consider foreign citizens (excluding Canadian citizens)? Yes
Select the citizenship types eligible for admission: 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)
Policy for accepting non-U.S. coursework (excluding study abroad): Send a foreign transcript evaluation report (FTER) to PharmCAS
Other clarifying information, if necessary: 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 in order to receive a PharmD. All foreign 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 prior to matriculating. Missing prerequisite will prevent a student from being invited to interview. Exceptions are not made for international students, in relation to the number of accredited hours earned or grades obtained.
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: For students whose native language is not English, proof of English language proficiency is required.
Select code 8246 to report TOEFL to Northeastern.
Does the institution offer a post-B.S. Pharm.D. program for current pharmacists who are already licensed in the U.S.? No
Does the institution consider foreign-educated pharmacists WITHOUT a U.S. license for admission to the entry-level Pharm.D. program? Yes
Enter any additional information for foreign-educated pharmacists without a U.S. license who are interested in the entry-level Pharm.D. program.
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Interview Format: Individual applicants with one interviewer, Individual applicants with two or more interviewers, Other interview format
Does the institution offer an online interview option? Yes, but only on a case-by-case basis
Briefly describe your institution's interview process: 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 in-person 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.
Link to institutional webpage for more detailed description: https://bouve.northeastern.edu/pharmacy/programs/pharmd-graduate-admission/
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
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: Deposits must be paid through the myNortheastern Admitted Students Portal.
Date of first day of classes and/or matriculation for the next entering class: 2025-09-03
Additional details for accepted applicants: Please see the Northeastern University Registrar's website for more detailed information about the full academic schedule.
The PharmD program follows the "Undergraduate Day" schedule, even for those applying through the direct-entry pathway: https://registrar.northeastern.edu/article/academic-calendar/
Are accepted applicants required to have CPR certification prior to matriculation? No
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Is your institution participating in the PharmCAS-facilitated Criminal Background Check (CBC) Service? No
Is your institution participating in the PharmCAS-facilitated Drug Screening Service? No
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
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AACP Institution Number
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