SPPS has continually been a leader in the education of pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists and is ranked #1 in New York State and #14 in the United States by U.S. News & World Report.
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Contact Information

SPPS has continually been a leader in the education of pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists and is 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

Program Application Deadline

June 1, 2021
No

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

Last Entering Class

125

Upcoming Entering Class

110
60

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)
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 1,100 preceptors at over 650 experiential training sites

Leadership Development: Ranked #2 in the country for producing graduates who become deans or chairs at other U.S. pharmacy schools (Source: American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education)

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: 16 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 25 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.

GPA and Credit Hour Criteria

B
B
70
45
0
Credit hours: flexible

Course Prerequisites

Course Subject Course Title Semester Hours (Min) Quarter Hours (Min)
Chemistry General or Inorganic Chemistry I with Laboratory
Chemistry General or Inorganic Chemistry II with Laboratory
Chemistry Organic Chemistry I with Laboratory
Chemistry Organic Chemistry II with Laboratory
Biology/Biological Science Introductory Biology I with Laboratory
Biology/Biological Science Introductory Biology II with Laboratory
Microbiology Microbiology
Biochemistry Biochemistry
Anatomy Anatomy
Physiology Physiology
Math Calculus I
Math Calculus II
Statistics Statistics
Social/Behavioral Science Social Science
English Composition / Writing English Composition I (waived if entering with bachelor's degree)
English Composition / Writing English Composition II (waived if entering with bachelor's degree)
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.
Prerequisite List: http://pharmacy.buffalo.edu/admissions/doctor-of-pharmacy--pharmd-/pharmcas/pharmcas-requirements.html#courses

SPPS PharmD Technical Standards: https://pharmacy.buffalo.edu/academic-programs/pharmd/Technical_Standards.html

Intern Permits and Licensing Requirements: http://pharmacy.buffalo.edu/academic-programs/pharmd/intern-permits-and-licensing-requirements.html

Yes

Supplemental Materials

No
No

PCAT and Other Tests

Conditionally Required
- The PCAT or other graduate standardized admissions exam* is waived for applicants with a math and science prerequisite GPA of 3.3 and higher
- The PCAT or other graduate standardized admissions exam* is highly recommended for applicants with a math and science prerequisite GPA between 3.0-3.3
- The PCAT or other graduate standardized admissions exam* is required for applicants with a math and science prerequisite GPA of less than 3.0

*If you have taken the GRE, MCAT, DAT, GMAT or LSAT within the last three years, we will accept those test scores in lieu of the PCAT. The PCAT is preferred.
0
Yes
DAT, GMAT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT, OAT

Observation Hours

No

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.

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.

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 Step 2: http://pharmacy.buffalo.edu/academic-programs/pharmd/pharmd-via-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

Interviews

Individual applicants with one interviewer, Individual applicants with two or more interviewers
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/academic-programs/pharmd/Interview_Information.html

Accepted Applicants

Yes
Yes
Email pharm-admit@buffalo.edu
  • August 30, 2021
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

Background Checks and Drug Screenings

Yes
Yes