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Contact Information

UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy
301 Pharmacy Lane
Campus Box 7566
Chapel Hill
North Carolina
United States
North Carolina

Program Application Deadline

February 1, 2024
October 2, 2023
The priority deadline is non-binding and is best suited for candidates for whom UNC is their first choice. Applicants who submit both their PharmCAS application and the supplemental information form by the priority deadline will receive priority consideration for an interview invitation and an opportunity to apply for the Dean's Signature Scholarships. Those who apply by the priority deadline may also receive their admissions decision earlier in the application cycle.


Program Information

Full Accreditation
Asheville, North Carolina
Semester (2 terms per academic year)
* 4
Not Required
Early assurance

Last Entering Class


Dual and Concurrent Degrees

PharmD/MBA (Business Administration), PharmD/MPH (Public Health)
Learn more about our dual degree options here:

Program Description

At the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, everything we do begins and ends with the patient in mind. As the No. 1 pharmacy school in the country, our mission is to advance medicine for life by discovering the medicines of tomorrow, maximizing the benefit of medicines of today and training the next generation of pharmacists.

Our transformative curriculum provides students with foundational concepts before they enter the classroom. These concepts are later applied through student-to-student and student-to-faculty interactions. Immersion experiences in patient care begin immediately following year one and will continue through year four. Fourth year students can also select an international rotation in one of nine practice sites. Our students are involved in vibrant co-curricular experiences through student organizations that enhance their learning, growth and development in the classroom. They staff two indigent care clinics, host health fairs and hold leadership positions in local, state and national organizations.

We also offer a dual campus model with campuses in Chapel Hill and Asheville. One school, two campuses, same degree. All students complete their PY1 foundational year on the Chapel Hill campus where they explore careers in pharmacy and learn about both campuses. During the PY1 year, students designate their choice for one of the campuses, each of which offers a distinct but comparable experience. All students, regardless of campus, receive their degree from the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy.

We look forward to introducing you to our community! To learn more, visit:

GPA and Credit Hour Criteria


Course Prerequisites

Course Subject Course Title Semester Hours (Min) Quarter Hours (Min)
Chemistry Chemistry 101/101L (General Chemistry I with lab) 4 6
Chemistry Chemistry 102/102L (General Chemistry II with lab) 4 6
Chemistry *Chemistry 241/241L (Separations/Analytical Characterization with lab) UNC-Chapel Hill students only 3 0
Chemistry Chemistry 261 (Organic Chemistry I with lab) 4 6
Chemistry Chemistry 262/262L (Organic Chemistry II with lab) 4 6
Biology/Biological Science Biology 101/101L (Principles of Biology with lab) 4 6
Anatomy & Physiology Biology 252/252L (Human Anatomy/Physiology with lab) 4 6
Microbiology Microbiology 251 or 255 (Microbiology with or without lab) 3 4
Physics Physics 114/114L (General Physics I with lab, calculus-based preferred but will accept algebra-based) 4 6
Math Math 231 or Math 241 (Calculus of One Variable) 3 4
Statistics Statistics 151 or 155 (Statistics) 3 4
Biochemistry Chemistry 430 (Biological Chemistry - upper level biochemistry class with two semesters of organic chemistry as a prerequisite) 3 4
Students must successfully complete all prerequisite courses by the spring semester of the year they plan to enroll in the program.
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: Varies
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : Varies
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: Varies
Please send your specific course information to for official review by the School.
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: No
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : No
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: No
While we prefer letter grades, we will accept pass or credit grades for courses taken during the Spring 2020 and Fall 2020 semesters from institutions that put special grading accommodations in place due to COVID-19.
Students with an undergraduate degree prior to enrolling must complete the math and science prerequisites only. Students currently enrolled at UNC-Chapel Hill take Chemistry 241/241L (Separations/Analytical Characterization).

Students enrolling in the program without a bachelor's degree are required to complete at least two years of undergraduate coursework (at least 60 semester credit hours) including the math, science, and general education prerequisites. The general education prerequisites include ENG 105 "English Composition" (3 semester credits), two Social Sciences (6 semester credits total), and two Humanities (6 semester credits total). Examples of accepted social science courses include Psychology, Sociology, Economics, Political Science, and Anthropology. Examples of accepted humanities courses include English, History, Philosophy, Ethics, Ethnic and Gender Studies, Social Justice, or foreign language. For additional information, please reference the course prerequisite website:


Supplemental Materials

After the PharmCAS application is submitted, verified, and released to our School, we will email applicants a link with instructions for submitting a supplemental information form. The form is free to submit and should only take applicants a few minutes to complete. Applications are not considered complete or reviewed for interview invitations until this supplemental information form is submitted.

PCAT and Other Tests

The UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy is now PCAT test optional. Applicants who are unable to complete an exam or who choose not to report exam scores will not be disadvantaged.

Observation Hours


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: ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Any Subject Area): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Liberal Arts): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Math): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Science): ACCEPTED
  • Supervisor: ACCEPTED
  • Teaching Assistant: ACCEPTED
No Answer
No answer
Applications are considered completed when two evaluations are received. High school teachers are not among the instructors that should be used for evaluations due to the distance from last attendance and the subject matter level.


NC residency for tuition purposes is not determined by the institution. Students who wish to be considered as in-state for tuition purposes must complete the Residency Determination Service and provide their RCN number.

International Applicants

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
We only accept evaluations from WES. Please request course-by-course WES evaluations directly through the application as stated on the PharmCAS transcript page.
We prefer for students to have a TOEFL iBT score greater than or equal to 100. TOEFL exemptions are available in some cases. Please consult the School's website for additional information.
Details on Post-B.S. Pharm.D. Programs


Multiple Mini Interviews (MMI)
Students invited to interview will meet with faculty, staff, and current students. Each candidate will participate in a multiple mini interview (MMI) session. The MMI is a series of interview stations consisting of timed interview scenarios. Applicants rotate through the stations, each with their own interviewers and scenarios, over the course of an hour. The MMI does not test pharmacy knowledge but will assess characteristics and attributes the Admissions Committee feel are important for success as a pharmacist. The MMI format is quick interaction responding to scenarios and is not a traditional "get to know you" interview. There are additional opportunities to meet faculty and students in a more casual setting during the interview day.

Accepted Applicants

In addition to submitting an Intent to Enroll form, students must pay a $500 non-refundable deposit. The enrollment deposit is applied to the first tuition bill.
Pre-orientation happens during the summer beginning in mid-May and is online. In-person orientation begins on August 1st on the campus in Chapel Hill for all new PY1 students.

Background Checks and Drug Screenings