At the University at Buffalo, we blend the intricacies of pharmacy practice with the rigors of the pharmaceutical sciences, creating some of the best trained health care leaders in the country. We are ranked #1 in New York State and #14 in the United States by U.S. News & World Report.
Note: Calculus 2 is no longer a required prerequisite course.
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At the University at Buffalo, we blend the intricacies of pharmacy practice with the rigors of the pharmaceutical sciences, creating some of the best trained health care leaders in the country. We are ranked #1 in New York State and #14 in the United States by U.S. News & World Report.
Note: Calculus 2 is no longer a required prerequisite course.
270 Pharmacy Building
Buffalo
New York
14214
United States
New York
  • Name: University at Buffalo
    Title: School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
    Office: Office of Admissions and Advisement
    Email: pharm-admit@buffalo.edu
Yes

Program Application Deadline

June 1, 2022
October 1 deadline only for established affiliation agreements and Early Assurance programs.

Affiliation agreements: http://pharmacy.buffalo.edu/admissions/doctor-of-pharmacy--pharmd-/pharmcas/transfer-affiliation-agreements.html
Combined degree: http://pharmacy.buffalo.edu/academics/pharmd/dual-collaborative-degrees/ub-combined-pharmd.html
Early Assurance: http://pharmacy.buffalo.edu/admissions/doctor-of-pharmacy--pharmd-/early-assurance.html
None
Yes

Program Information

Full Accreditation
  • N/A
Yes
Public
Yes
Semester (2 terms per academic year)
* 4
Not Required
Yes
Affiliation or articulation agreement with undergraduate institution(s), Early assurance
Yes

Last Entering Class

107
Yes

Dual and Concurrent Degrees

Yes
PharmD/JD (Juris Doctor), PharmD/MBA (Business Administration), PharmD/MPH (Public Health), PharmD/MS (Master of Science), PharmD/PhD (Doctor of Philosophy), Other Dual Degrees
PharmD/MS in Clinical and Translational Therapeutics
Yes
http://pharmacy.buffalo.edu/admissions/doctor-of-pharmacy--pharmd-/dual-degrees.html
Yes

Program Description

For over 130 years, the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences has continually been a leader in the education of pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists, renowned for innovation in clinical practice and research. The school is ranked as one of the top 15 schools of pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences in the United States, and #1 in New York State by U.S. News and World Report.

Expansive Education: More than 1,200 preceptors at over 750 experiential training sites

Interprofessional Culture: UB is a member of the Association of Academic Health Centers and is one of only 40 AAHC members to include a pharmacy school.

Distinctive Degrees: 17 degree programs, including dual PharmD degrees, combined PharmD degrees, BS, BS/MS, MS and PhD.

Engaged Students: 24 student organizations to develop professionalism and create career opportunities.

Respected Researchers: Top 30 American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) research ranking.

Active Alumni Network Established network of more than 5,000 active alumni who offer mentoring and career guidance to students.
Yes

GPA and Credit Hour Criteria

N/A
N/A
Applicants may complete their prerequisites at UB and then apply to our PharmD program using PharmCAS, or they may complete their prerequisites at another accredited institution. To complete prerequisite courses as an undergraduate at UB, apply directly to Undergraduate Admissions or International Admissions.
All undergraduate prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C- or better by the end of the summer semester prior to fall matriculation. All science and math courses, including repeat courses, are included in the GPA.
36
36
48
48
Credit hours: flexible
Yes

Course Prerequisites

Course Subject Course Title Semester Hours (Min) Quarter Hours (Min)
Chemistry General or Inorganic Chemistry I with Laboratory 3 4
Chemistry General or Inorganic Chemistry II with Laboratory 3 4
Chemistry Organic Chemistry I with Laboratory 3 4
Chemistry Organic Chemistry II with Laboratory 3 4
Biology/Biological Science Introductory Biology I with Laboratory 3 4
Biology/Biological Science Introductory Biology II with Laboratory 3 4
Microbiology Microbiology 3 4
Biochemistry Biochemistry 3 4
Anatomy Anatomy 3 4
Physiology Physiology (see additional information regarding course prerequisites) 3 4
Math Calculus I 3 4
Statistics Statistics 3 4
English Composition / Writing English Composition I (waived if entering with bachelor's degree) 3 4
English Composition / Writing English Composition II (waived if entering with bachelor's degree) 3 4
Social/Behavioral Science Social Science 3 4
All undergraduate prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C- or better by the end of the summer semester prior to fall matriculation. Prerequisite courses do not have to be completed prior to application.
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: Yes
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : Yes
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: Yes
  • 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
For coursework completed during the COVID 19 pandemic. Contact us at pharm-admit@buffalo.edu.
Physiology:
- Completing the highest level of Human and/or Mammalian Physiology offered at your institution fulfills this requirement.
- If your institution offers a Physiology sequence, you must complete the sequence.
- A combined Anatomy and Physiology I and II sequence is accepted.
- UB students must take the PGY 451 & PGY 452 sequence.
- Animal Physiology is not permitted.

Calculus:
Calc II is no longer a prerequisite.
Yes

Supplemental Materials

No
No
Yes

PCAT and Other Tests

Optional
0
Yes
DAT, GMAT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT, OAT
Yes

Observation Hours

No
Yes

Evaluations (Letters of Reference)

Yes
Two (2)
  • Clergy: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Co-Worker: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Employer: ACCEPTED
  • Faculty Advisor: ACCEPTED
  • Family Member: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Friend: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Health Care Professional: ACCEPTED
  • Pharmacist: ACCEPTED
  • Politician: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Pre-Health Advisor: ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Liberal Arts): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Math): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Science): ACCEPTED
  • Supervisor: ACCEPTED
  • Teaching Assistant: NOT ACCEPTED
Recommended but not required
No
Recommended but not required
No
It is important to develop relationships to obtain academic and professional references by visiting your professors during office hours, impressing your supervisors, meeting with your advisor regularly, and shadowing or volunteering in a health-care setting. Share your personal essay with your evaluator so they understand your motivation towards pharmacy. You may ask your evaluator(s) to write a letter of recommendation, save it electronically, and later submit it during the application cycle in which you are applying.
Yes

Residency

No
No
P1 students are eligible for competitive scholarships, when available, and determined primarily by information in the PharmCAS application. These include one-time scholarships for non-New York State residents to help offset the cost of out-of-state tuition. After P1 year, students may obtain residency and qualify for in-state tuition. Scholarship decisions are made and conveyed during the admissions process. These scholarships are not available to international students - however, we do offer scholarships to Canadian students. Scholarship opportunities continue to be available throughout the program thanks to the generosity of alumni, friends, and various organizations/corporations.

https://pharmacy.buffalo.edu/admissions/costs-financial-aid/scholarships.html
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
All documents are collected electronically. Please do not mail any materials unless requested. See "International Students" tab: http://pharmacy.buffalo.edu/admissions/doctor-of-pharmacy--pharmd-/pharmcas.html
Yes
A TOEFL score of 79 iBT/550 paper-based is required or an IELTS score of 6.5 overall and with no subscore below 6.0 (on the Academic version of the test) is required. The TOEFL or IELTS score must be dated within two years of the time the application is reviewed. For exemptions, see English Proficiency: https://grad.buffalo.edu/explore/admissions/requirements.html
No
Yes

Interviews

Individual applicants with one interviewer, Individual applicants with two or more interviewers
Yes
Applicants will be notified via email anytime throughout the admissions cycle if selected for an interview. Students who have an immediate family member (parents, spouses, siblings, children) who is an alumnus of our school (PharmD or Pharmaceutical Sciences) are guaranteed an interview. Applicants supply this information on their PharmCAS application and may alert us by emailing pharm-admit@buffalo.edu. See Interview Information: http://pharmacy.buffalo.edu/admissions/doctor-of-pharmacy--pharmd-/pharmcas/pharmcas-requirements.html#reference
Yes

Accepted Applicants

Yes
Yes
Email pharm-admit@buffalo.edu
  • Aug 29, 2022
Students are required to attend Orientation, which is held the Thursday and Friday before classes start. International Students are also required to attend the International Student Welcome Series, which is held the week before classes start.
No
Yes

Background Checks and Drug Screenings

Yes
No
Yes