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Contact Information

College of Pharmacy
Purdue University
575 Stadium Mall Drive
West Lafayette
United States

Program Application Deadline

December 1, 2023
All applications must be completed and submitted by 11:59 p.m. ET on December 1, 2023 for full consideration.

Program Information

Full Accreditation
Semester (2 terms per academic year)
* 2 - 4
Not Required

Last Entering Class


Dual and Concurrent Degrees

PharmD/PhD (Doctor of Philosophy)
Students interested in the PharmD/PhD dual degree apply to the PhD program in the fall of their P2 year. PhD courses count as electives in the PharmD curriculum. Upon completion of the PharmD degree students will return to Purdue to complete their PhD and are eligible for PhD benefits.

Program Description

The mission of the Purdue University College of Pharmacy is to: Educate and train students to become leading pharmacists and scientists, Advocate scientific discovery and development, and Maximize global health outcomes through patient care and public service. Purdue University was established in 1869 and the College of Pharmacy was established in 1884. Purdue is a land-grant, state-assisted institution of higher learning. The programs offer excellent opportunities to prepare for careers in pharmacy practice, industry, research, or education. Diversity and opportunity are characteristics of the University. Over 1000 campus organizations cater to the varied interests of students, including 25 professional organizations in the College of Pharmacy and a variety of music, theater, hobby, and sports clubs campus-wide. Purdue is a member of the Big Ten athletic conference and participates in a large number of both men's and women's athletics. For more information on our admissions process, please visit

GPA and Credit Hour Criteria

Admitted students must be in good academic standing by the end of the spring semester prior to matriculation into the Purdue PharmD program. Good academic standing is defined as having both a semester GPA above a 2.0 and a cumulative GPA above a 2.5.
Students who earn a C- or better in a General Chemistry II course that is 5 semester hours or more will have 3 semester hours of General Chemistry I waived.

Course Prerequisites

Course Subject Course Title Semester Hours (Min) Quarter Hours (Min)
English Composition / Writing English/Writing Skills 3 4.5
Chemistry General Chemistry I and II with lab 8 12
Chemistry Organic Chemistry I and II with lab 8 12
Biology/Biological Science General Biology I and II with lab 8 12
Anatomy & Physiology Anatomy/Physiology with lab 8 12
Microbiology Microbiology with lab 4 6
Math Calculus 3 4.5
Physics General Physics with lab 4 6
Economics Economics 3 4.5
Statistics Statistics 3 4.5
Biochemistry Biochemistry 3 4.5
Biology/Biological Science Molecular/Cellular Biological Sciences
(Immunology-Preferred, will also accept one of the following: upper level Genetics, upper level Molecular Biology, upper level Cancer Biology, upper level Cell Biology, or comparable alternatives)
3 4.5
Communication / Speech (Verbal) Communication/Speech 3 4.5
Other Prefer one of the following courses:
Logic, Ethics, Medical/Healthcare Ethics, Intercultural Communications but will accept any Humanities/Social Science course as long as it was taken during college (AP/IB credit not accepted).
3 4.5
All coursework must be completed by August 12, 2024.

Any admitted or wait-listed student enrolling in summer 2024 courses must email by May 24, 2024 with the following information: summer course title, institution enrolled, and enrollment dates. Upon completion of summer courses an unofficial transcript must be sent to by August 12, 2024.
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: Varies
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : Yes
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: Yes
Due to COVID-19, the Purdue College of Pharmacy will accept online science prerequisites with labs for Spring 2020 - Summer 2021 terms. Please contact us at with any questions.
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: No
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : No
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: No
The Purdue College of Pharmacy will consider individual institutions policy as it relates to academic terms affected by COVID-19.
All prerequisite coursework must be completed with a grade of C- or better prior to matriculation into the program. Also, all prerequisite coursework cannot be older than 5 years from the time of matriculation.

Course credit can only be applied to one admissions prerequisite requirement.

Supplemental Materials


PCAT and Other Tests

Not Required or Considered

Observation Hours

Recommended, but not required
We strongly recommend shadowing when available and/or Pharmacist interviews. Applicants will want to vary the type of career paths of the Pharmacists they shadow/interview.

Evaluations (Letters of Reference)

Two (2)
  • 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: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Any Subject Area): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Liberal Arts): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Math): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Science): ACCEPTED
  • Supervisor: ACCEPTED
  • Teaching Assistant: ACCEPTED
Letters of Evaluation should be from individuals who know the applicants work ethic, personality, and commitment to task. Strong letters come from supervisors, advisors in college or community organizational involvement in which the applicant is actively involved (through leadership roles, planning committees, task forces, etc),. Faculty members in which the applicant served as a teaching instructor/assistant or performed research under are also encouraged. Faculty letters much demonstrate they know the applicant more than as a "student in their course."



International Applicants

US Citizens, US Permanent Residents, US Temporary Residents, Canadian Citizens, Foreign (non-US) Citizens with a Visa, Other Non-Citizens (e.g. DACA Students)
Send a foreign transcript evaluation report (FTER) to PharmCAS
Our program only accepts evaluations from World Education Services (WES).
A waiver will be granted if a transcript from a U.S. college or university shows completion of college level English composition I and II (for non-ESL students) with earned grades of C- or higher.
Details on Post-B.S. Pharm.D. Programs
All applicants must meet Purdue's PharmD admissions prerequisite requirements. This requirement includes courses that are not older than 5 years at time of matriculation.

The Purdue College of Pharmacy does not waive courses in the PharmD program.


Individual applicants with two or more interviewers
Yes, but only on a case-by-case basis
Personal interview will include an admissions committee member and a faculty or staff member, written communication exercise, and video-recorded oral exercise. Optional meeting with student services advisor for off-campus applicants. For applicants who are selected for an interview we will send directions through email in mid-January. All interviews will occur mid-February.

Accepted Applicants

Applicants admitted will have 14 days from date of acceptance letter to pay the $500.00 deposit (deposit amount is set by university and is subject to change).
08/16/2024: New to Purdue P1's Orientation
08/17/2024: Entire P1 Class Orientation

Background Checks and Drug Screenings