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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, 2022
October 1, 2021
Submit your application by the priority deadline to receive priority consideration for interviews.

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 5
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
Biology/Biological Science Biology 252/252L (Human Anatomy/Physiology with lab) 4 6
Microbiology Microbiology 251 or 255 (Microbiology with lab) 4 6
Physics Physics 114/114L (General Physics I with lab, calculus-based preferred but will accept algebra-based) 4 6
Physics Physics 115/115L (General Physics II with lab, calculus-based preferred but will accept algebra-based; not required of students completing Chemistry 241/241 lab at UNC-Chapel Hill) 4 6
Math Math 231 or Math 241 (Calculus of One Variable) 3 5
Statistics Statistics 151 or 155 (Statistics) 3 5
Biochemistry Chemistry 430 (Biological Chemistry - upper level biochemistry class with two semesters of organic chemistry as a prerequisite) 3 5
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 without an undergraduate degree will be required to meet the General Education Requirements for the University. There are courses that may meet more than one requirement. Due to this variability, the School does not offer a listing of suggested courses for meeting the General Education Requirements. For additional information, please reference the course prerequisite website listed below.

Students currently enrolled at UNC-Chapel Hill take Chemistry 241/241L (Separations/Analytical Characterization) and one semester of physics (Physics 114/114L). Students outside of UNC-Chapel Hill take two semesters of Physics (Physics 114/114L and 115/115L).

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.

PCAT and Other Tests

In response to the extraordinary circumstances associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy is temporarily making the PCAT test an optional requirement for the 2021-2022 admissions cycle. 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 (Liberal Arts): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Math): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Science): ACCEPTED
  • Supervisor: ACCEPTED
  • Teaching Assistant: ACCEPTED
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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.


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.

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.

Background Checks and Drug Screenings