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Contact Information

LECOM, School of Pharmacy
5000 Lakewood Ranch Blvd
United States

Program Application Deadline

June 1, 2021

Program Information

Full Accreditation
  • LECOM School of Pharmacy - Erie Campus - Accelerated Pathway
  • LECOM School of Pharmacy - Distance Education Pathway
Semester (2 terms per academic year)
* 2 - 4
Not Required
Accelerated progression (year-round classes), Affiliation or articulation agreement with undergraduate institution(s), Distance pathway offered, Early assurance

Last Entering Class


Upcoming Entering Class


Dual and Concurrent Degrees

In conjunction with our commitment to student success, LECOM has several graduate degrees that students can earn concurrently with their PharmD degree. These degrees allow a student to enhance their educational experience and increase marketability for future employment. The degrees that LECOM offers concurrently are:

Master of Science in Healthcare Administration
Master of Science in Medical Education
Master of Science in Biomedical Ethics

Program Description

LECOM offers students the opportunity to pursue their Doctor of Pharmacy degree through an innovative, year-round curriculum at our Erie, PA campus. Our Accelerated Pathway graduates have gone on to work in various practice areas, ranging from community, hospital, industry, ambulatory care, managed care, academia and many more. We also offer two additional PharmD degree pathways: a three-year on-campus accelerated pathway in Erie, PA and a four-year Distance Education pathway. LECOM seeks the most qualified 310 candidates to seat incoming cohorts, divided among our three pathways, as limited by capacity. For more information about LECOM, please visit

GPA and Credit Hour Criteria

THe LECOM School of Pharmacy prefers a GPA of 2.7 or higher from its applicants, but students who have below a 2.7 are still eligible for consideration and enrollment.

Course Prerequisites

Course Subject Course Title Semester Hours (Min) Quarter Hours (Min)
Biology/Biological Science Biology w/ Lab - Prefer: Zoology, Genetics, Cell, Micro, Immunology, Molecular, Animal Physiology, Vertebrate Anatomy, or similar health-foundational biology 8 12
Chemistry General Chemistry w/ Lab 8 12
Chemistry Organic Chemistry I w/ Lab Organic Chemistry II w/ Lab OR Biochem w/ Lab 8 12
Physics Math-based Physics or Physical Chemistry (no lab required) 3 5
Math Calculus 3 5
Statistics Statistics 3 5
Economics Economics 3 5
Social/Behavioral Science Psychology/Sociology/Anthropology 3 5
English Composition / Writing English Prefer: Writing (Technical, Business, or Research) 6 8
General Elective(s) Other Didactic Coursework in Math, Science, or Humanities: 9 Semester Hours - Prefer: Public Speaking or other communication coursework, health-care related sciences, calculus based math, or other health-care related coursework. 9 14
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.

Supplemental Materials

As part of the PharmCAS application, you will be asked a few supplemental questions, but there are no additional fees attached to these questions.

PCAT and Other Tests

Beginning with Fall 2017 admission, LECOM will no longer require the PCAT. 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. The applicant must arrange for Harcourt Assessment to send the PCAT scores directly to PharmCAS (select PCAT code 104).
In accordance with ACPE standards at the time of their interview, applicants will take a short writing evaluation to gauge their written communication ability.

Observation Hours

Recommended, but not required

Evaluations (Letters of Reference)

Two (2)
  • Co-Worker: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Family Member: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Friend: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Science): REQUIRED
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 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. For ideas of who to get the second reference letter from, see below. A letter of recommendation from a pharmacist is recommended. All letters of recommendation are submitted through PharmCAS. PharmCAS allows students to submit up to four letters of recommendation. PharmCAS will send the letters to the schools you apply to once they receive them from your recommender.



International Applicants

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.
Visit our entrance requirements page for more information about International Applicant Entrance Requirements.
Applicants with F-1 Visas must submit a TOEFL score on their PharmCAS application. U.S. Citizen and Permanent Resident students DO NOT need to submit a TOEFL.


Individual applicants with two or more interviewers, Multiple applicants with one or more interviewers
Since March 2020, the LECOM School of Pharmacy has been conducting interviews virtually. It is our plan to continue doing these interviews virtually until the current pandemic circumstances improve such that we can ensure the health and safety of our candidates, current students, faculty, and staff here at LECOM.

Accepted Applicants

Our deposit amount is $500.00, due typically 30 days after admission.
  • August 03, 2020
While we have not set the official date for our incoming 2021 class, we typically start in early August.

Background Checks and Drug Screenings