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.
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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.
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, 2023
June 1: PharmCAS application deadline
June 30: Transcript and letter of recommendation deadline

Application deadline extensions may be available. Email us at pharm-admit@buffalo.edu for an invitation code.
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

120
Yes

Dual and Concurrent Degrees

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

Program Description

For over 135 years, the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences has been a leader in the education of pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists, renowned for innovative clinical practice and the development of cutting-edge drug therapies. We graduate the highest number of doctoral students in the country* and are ranked #14 nationally and #1 in New York State by U.S. News and World Report. Through our holistic approach to learning we have the experience, leadership and programs to ensure your success.

Expansive Education: Where do you want to go? What do you want to be? Our 1,200+ preceptors at over 750 experiential training sites will provide you with supportive high impact experiences so you can define and achieve your goals.

Interprofessional Culture: UB supports an integrated Academic Health Center, comprised of pharmacy, dentistry, medicine, nursing, public health and social work. Immerse yourself in real world learning alongside committed health care leaders.

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

Engaged Students: twenty-four student organizations to foster friendships, professionalism and create career opportunities.

Respected Researchers: Our world-renowned researchers challenge scientific boundaries and define the future of pharmaceutical research and drug therapy management through highly funded federal and non-federal grants providing a powerful foundation for groundbreaking discoveries and solutions to critical health challenges.

Active Alumni Network: Established network of more than 5,000 alumni who are actively engaged in mentoring and providing individual career guidance to students.

*per AACP FY2020 report: Schools and colleges of pharmacy generating at least $10M in research funding per full-time faculty
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 4 4
Chemistry General or Inorganic Chemistry II with Laboratory 4 4
Chemistry Organic Chemistry I with Laboratory 4 4
Chemistry Organic Chemistry II with Laboratory 4 4
Biology/Biological Science Introductory Biology I with Laboratory 4 4
Biology/Biological Science Introductory Biology II with Laboratory 4 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
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 (Any Subject Area): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Liberal Arts): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Math): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Science): ACCEPTED
  • Supervisor: ACCEPTED
  • Teaching Assistant: NOT ACCEPTED
Accepted
No
Accepted
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
2023-08-28
Students are required to attend Orientation, which is held Wednesday-Friday before classes start. International Students are also required to attend the International Student Welcome Series, which is held the week before classes start.

Students will be responsible for providing their own transportation throughout professional years 2-4. Transportation to and from experiential sites is the responsibility of the student. The school cannot guarantee that students will be placed in clinical rotation sites accessible from UB transportation. The City of Buffalo does have public transportation but it does not cover the entire 90 mile radius allocated for EE training sites. The EE Office cannot give site preferences to students who lack transportation. Therefore, a personally owned vehicle is the preferred mode of transportation for all students. There are transportation alternatives, but due to distances they may be expensive and the student should budget appropriately.
No
Yes

Background Checks and Drug Screenings

Yes
No
Yes