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Submission Number: 4106
Submission ID: 54
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Webform: Pharm.D. School Directory
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1 University of New Mexico
Program Application Deadline
January 4, 2024
November 1, 2023
Students are encouraged to apply by the priority deadline as interviews are offered prior to the application deadline.
Semester (2 terms per academic year)
* 3 - 4
Affiliation or articulation agreement with undergraduate institution(s), Early assurance
Last Entering Class
Dual and Concurrent Degrees
PharmD/MS (Master of Science)
Students have the option to obtain a Bachelors of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences while obtaining their PharmD degree.
The College of Pharmacy, the oldest professional college at The University of New Mexico, was founded in 1945. The College of Pharmacy has approximately 3,300 graduates of its professional program. Nearly two-thirds of all practicing pharmacists in New Mexico are graduates of the College of Pharmacy. The College of Pharmacy offers the professional program leading to the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D. degree). The program consists of four years of professional education. Consideration for admission to the program requires 79 credit hours of prerequisite course work. The Pharm.D. program emphasizes student-centered problem-based learning and requires nine months of advanced professional practice experiences during the fourth year, including experiences in ambulatory care, community-based and institutional settings. The Pharm.D. degree is the only professional degree offered by the College of Pharmacy.
GPA and Credit Hour Criteria
|Course Subject||Course Title||Semester Hours (Min)||Quarter Hours (Min)|
|English Composition / Writing||English Composition I and II||6||9|
|Chemistry||General Chemistry I and II with Labs||8||12|
|Economics||Economics (macroeconomics or microeconomics)||3||4|
|Communication / Speech (Verbal)||Communications Selective - any 1 course from the communications department. If applicant has a previous Bachelor level degree, this requirement is considered complete.||3||4|
|Other||Critical Thinking Selective - 1 course required from selected list. If applicant has a previous Bachelor level degree, this requirement is considered complete.||3||4|
|General Elective(s)||Support Courses. Only 21 credits of electives are required if an applicant has a 3 semester credit hour Biochemistry course.||24||36|
|Chemistry||Organic Chemistry I and II with Labs||8||12|
|Biology/Biological Science||General Biology I - with Molecular and Cell Biology component in the course||4||6|
|Biology/Biological Science||General Biology II - with Genetics component in the course||4||6|
|Microbiology||Microbiology with Lab||4||6|
|Anatomy & Physiology||Human Anatomy and Physiology I and II||6||9|
- Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: Yes
- Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : Yes
- Non-Science Course Prerequisites: Yes
Labs are preferred to be completed in person, however, will be accepted if there is an online format.
- 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, but only if no letter grade option available
Due to COVID-19 it is noted that many institutions only offered courses as Credit/No Credit or Pass/Fail. For Spring 2020 any courses considered CR/NC or P/F will be accepted in lieu of a letter grade. If your institution continued this grading option for the fall or spring terms afterwards (without a letter grade option available), the grading option will be reviewed to verify if acceptable or not.
All prerequisite courses must be completed with grades of "C" or higher. Communication and Critical Thinking Selective are courses that are selected from a list approved by the Curriculum Committee of the UNM College of Pharmacy. Details can be found on our website. All prerequisite courses must be completed by the end of the summer 2024 semester. It is required that all biology and chemistry prerequisite courses been completed within the last 7 years. Petitions for science courses greater than 7 years are considered on an individual basis. Biochemistry, while not required, will count toward the 79 hours of prerequisites (as 3 semester hours of electives).
For fall 2024 admissions - Physics and Calculus are no longer required.
For fall 2024 admissions - Physics and Calculus are no longer required.
PCAT and Other Tests
Not Required or Considered
Evaluations (Letters of Reference)
- Clergy: NOT ACCEPTED
- Co-Worker: ACCEPTED
- Employer: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
- Faculty Advisor: ACCEPTED
- Family Member: NOT ACCEPTED
- Friend: NOT ACCEPTED
- Health Care Professional: ACCEPTED
- Pharmacist: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
- Politician: NOT ACCEPTED
- Pre-Health Advisor: NOT ACCEPTED
- Professor (Any Subject Area): ACCEPTED
- Professor (Liberal Arts): ACCEPTED
- Professor (Math): ACCEPTED
- Professor (Science): RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
- Supervisor: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
- Teaching Assistant: ACCEPTED
It is suggested the applicant have worked, taken a class from, or volunteered for the recommender.
Out of state applicants are eligible for a $20,000 scholarship to help cover the difference between in-state and out of state tuition for the first year of the PharmD program. Out of state applicants can apply for residency after the completion of their first year of pharmacy school. New Mexico only requires 12 months of residence in the state of New Mexico to apply for residency for tuition purposes.
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
Foreign students applying to this program must have a current visa or be eligible for a visa prior to matriculation. Students in an undocumented status should contact the UNM College of Pharmacy, as undocumented student may be able to attend, depending on their status.
Only for students who will be applying as international students to UNM and have limited domestic course work.
Admissions entry is considered similar to international students. Coursework is evaluated as part of the admissions process.
Individual applicants with two or more interviewers, Multiple Mini Interviews (MMI)
Not sure at this time
The required interview will consist of 2 asynchronous components prior to an on-campus interview. The asynchronous components will include an online Multiple mini-interview session, where students will be given the opportunity to respond to 5 scenario based questions and record their answers through an online platform. Applicants will also complete a 30-minute writing exercise where a prompt is provided and students answer in an essay forma. The on-campus interview includes a 30-minute open-ended interview with a 2 interviewer team. Additional details on the interview will be sent to invited applicants.
Deposit for acceptance is $515, which is applied to entering costs for the student
Students will matriculate at the beginning of August. UNM's College of Pharmacy matriculation starts with a week-long orientation prior to the start of classes.
Background Checks and Drug Screenings