The School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences is proud of our pharmacy graduates' accomplishment in attaining the second highest North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination (NAPLEX) first-time pass rate in the country.
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The School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences is proud of our pharmacy graduates' accomplishment in attaining the second highest North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination (NAPLEX) first-time pass rate in the country.
Northeastern University, School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston
Massachusetts
02115
United States
Massachusetts
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Program Application Deadline

January 4, 2023
Early Assurance applicants are required to complete the Northeastern University undergraduate application: https://www.commonapp.org/explore/northeastern-university. Please reconfirm deadlines at https://admissions.northeastern.edu/application-information/admissions-deadlines-decisions/
Please note regular decision FAFSA deadline is February 15th.
November 1, 2022
Choose Early Action if Northeastern is a top choice—and you feel that you can put your best foot forward at this earlier date, since the Admissions Committee will not see your senior year grades or late fall standardized testing. Early Action is non-binding. If Northeastern is your number one college choice, and you are committed to attending if admitted, please see the 2 Early Decision deadlines at: https://admissions.northeastern.edu/application-information/admissions-deadlines-decisions/
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Program Information

Full Accreditation
No
Private
No
Trimester with summer term
* 4
Not Required
Yes
Early assurance , Other
Direct-entry pathway into the professional year for those without a bachelor's degree.
Yes

Last Entering Class

99
Yes

Dual and Concurrent Degrees

No
No
Yes

Program Description

The Doctor of Pharmacy program provides a foundation of basic science and targeted liberal arts course work, a comprehensive, integrated professional course curriculum and extensive professional work experience that prepares students for work in a wide variety of pharmacy practice settings.

Six-year program with three co-ops
Year 1 and Year 2 pre-professional
P1-P4 Professional Curriculum = years 3-6
When will I receive my bachelor’s degree?
You will receive your bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy Studies (BS pharmacy studies) in Spring 2029, after five years.
When do I receive my PharmD degree? (Doctorate in Pharmacy)
You become a Double Husky in Spring 2030, after six years (BS and PharmD).
How does the program work?
The first two years are the pre-professional years (PP1 and PP2), the final four years are the professional years of the program (P1-P4).
Am I guaranteed a seat in the professional years of the pharmacy program?
Yes! If you are admitted into the EA pharmacy, you have a spot in the PharmD program. (See Below)
Do I need to apply to the professional part of the program?
Yes. You do need to complete a PharmCAS application and complete an interview with the pharmacy admissions committee during your second year (PP2 year) as part of our accreditation process. However, if you meet the progression requirements, you will be guaranteed a seat in the P1 year (your third year at Northeastern). Northeastern faculty and advisors work with you to stay on track.
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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.
28
28
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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
Physics Physics 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 General humanities 4 6
July 15, 2023
Please reach out to PharmDAdmissions@northeastern.edu for further questions.
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: No
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : Varies
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: Yes
Please reach out to PharmDAdmissions@northeastern.edu for additional terms & conditions about online courses.
  • 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
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.
*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
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Supplemental Materials

Yes
No
Supplemental instructional documentation will be provided.
Yes

PCAT and Other Tests

Not Required or Considered
Not required or considered. No other standardized tests are considered except for TOEFL
No
Yes

Observation Hours

No
Yes

Evaluations (Letters of Reference)

Yes
Two (2)
  • 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): RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • 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
Not Accepted
Not Accepted
Letters of reference must be received from two different individuals.
Yes

Residency

No
No
Yes

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 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.
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For students whose native language is not English, proof of English language proficiency is required. Minimum TOEFL scores 95, 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
No
Yes

Interviews

Individual applicants with one interviewer, Individual applicants with two or more interviewers, Other interview format
Yes, but only on a case-by-case basis
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.
Yes

Accepted Applicants

Yes
No
Deposits must be paid through the myNortheastern Admitted Students Portal.
2023-09-06
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: http://www.northeastern.edu/registrar/calendars.html
No
Yes

Background Checks and Drug Screenings

No
No
Yes