Published Survey
Submission Number: 4077
Submission ID: 25
Submission UUID: 7d264316-755d-4f1e-84af-1388ace6ef30
Submission URI: /publishedsurvey

Created: Fri, 09/06/2019 - 19:22
Completed: Thu, 05/27/2021 - 15:00
Changed: Thu, 07/01/2021 - 09:10

Remote IP address: 87.243.72.239
Submitted by: Anonymous
Language: English

Is draft: No
Submitted to: Published Survey

Contact Information

179 Longwood Avenue
Boston
Massachusetts
02115
United States
Massachusetts
Yes

Program Application Deadline

June 1, 2022
February 1, 2022
Yes

Program Information

Full Accreditation
Yes
Private
Yes
Semester (2 terms per academic year)
* 0 - 6/7
Not Required
Yes
Early assurance
Yes

Last Entering Class

246
Yes

Dual and Concurrent Degrees

Yes
PharmD/MPH (Public Health)
No
Yes

Program Description

MCPHS University, formerly Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, is the oldest institution of higher education in the entire city of Boston and the second-oldest university of pharmacy in the United States. Since the University's founding in 1823, MCPHS University has been on the cutting edge of innovation in healthcare education. The six-year Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program provides direct entry from high school and includes a two-year liberal arts and sciences phase followed by a four-year professional phase, ensuring that graduates are critical thinkers, capable professionals, and compassionate caregivers.
Yes

GPA and Credit Hour Criteria

N/A
N/A+
65
32
Yes

Course Prerequisites

Course Subject Course Title Semester Hours (Min) Quarter Hours (Min)
Biology/Biological Science Biology I (no lab) 3
Biology/Biological Science Biology II ( with lab) 4
Chemistry Chemical Principles I (with lab) 4
Chemistry Chemical Principles II (with lab) 4
English Composition / Writing Expository Writing I 3
English Composition / Writing Expository Writing II 3
Math Calculus I 3
Math Calculus II 3
Psychology Intro to Psychology 3
Social/Behavioral Science Intro to Sociology 3
Biology/Biological Science Medical Microbiology (with lab) 4
Chemistry Organic Chemistry I (with lab) 4
Chemistry Organic Chemistry II (no lab) 3
Physics Physics (3 credits if calculus-based or 6 credits if algebra-based) 3
Communication / Speech (Verbal) Interpersonal Communications for Health Professionals 3
Statistics Statistics 3
Anatomy & Physiology Anatomy and Physiology (no lab) 3
General Elective(s) Humanities elective (3 credits) (Acceptable courses include Literature, Creative Writing, Philosophy, Ethics, Religious Studies, Select Fine Arts, Advanced Level Languages) 3
General Elective(s) Behavioral Science elective (3 credits) (Acceptable courses include any upper level psychology course) 3
General Elective(s) Social Science elective (3 credits) (Acceptable courses include History, Political Science/Government, Anthropology, Upper-level Sociology, American Studies, Women Studies, Ethnic Studies, Geography, Economics) 3
August, 15, 2022 for Fall 2022
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: Yes
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : Yes
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: Yes
Applicants can complete outstanding prerequisites through MCPHS's School of Professional Studies. These courses are offered online and are self-paced. For more information, please visit: https://www.mcphs.edu/academics/school-of-professional-studies/prerequisites
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: Varies
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : Varies
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: Varies
Yes

Supplemental Materials

No
No
Yes

PCAT and Other Tests

Not Required or Considered
N/A
No
Yes

Observation Hours

Recommended, but not required
Yes

Evaluations (Letters of Reference)

Yes
One (1)
  • Clergy: ACCEPTED
  • Co-Worker: ACCEPTED
  • Employer: ACCEPTED
  • Faculty Advisor: ACCEPTED
  • Family Member: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Friend: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Health Care Professional: ACCEPTED
  • Pharmacist: ACCEPTED
  • Politician: ACCEPTED
  • Pre-Health Advisor: ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Liberal Arts): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Math): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Science): ACCEPTED
  • Supervisor: ACCEPTED
  • Teaching Assistant: ACCEPTED
Recommended but not required
Varies
Recommended but not required
Varies
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
Official transcripts from non-U.S. secondary schools, colleges or universities must be sent to the World Education Services (WES) for a course-by-course evaluation.
Yes
If English is your second language, you will be required to submit a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a minimum score of 79 or an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with a minimum score 6.5. Please visit our website for further information.
Yes
U.S. Pharmacy School Graduates , Canadian Pharmacy School Graduates, Foreign Pharmacy School Graduates
This program is administered through the School of Pharmacy on the Boston campus via online learning.
Yes

Interviews

Individual applicants with one interviewer
Yes
MCPHS University- Boston currently offers weekly individual Zoom interviews. At the end of the formal interview each student will complete an online written assessment.
Yes

Accepted Applicants

Yes
No
MCPHS University's enrollment deposit is $750.00.
  • 2022-09-01
Yes

Background Checks and Drug Screenings

No
No
Yes