At the University at Buffalo, we blend the intricacies of pharmacy practice with the rigors of the pharmaceutical sciences, creating 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.

Chat With Us! https://pharmacy.buffalo.edu/admissions/chat-with-us.html
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Contact Information
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At the University at Buffalo, we blend the intricacies of pharmacy practice with the rigors of the pharmaceutical sciences, creating 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. 

Chat With Us! https://pharmacy.buffalo.edu/admissions/chat-with-us.html

Institution Address:
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Street 1: 270 Pharmacy Building
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City: Buffalo
State: New York
Zip: 14214
Country: United States

Program Location:: New York
Admissions Office Contact(s)::
- Name: University at Buffalo
  Title: School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences 
  Office: Office of Admissions and Advisement
  Email: pharm-admit@buffalo.edu

Institutional Website::
- http://pharmacy.buffalo.edu/admissions/faq.html#mailinglist
- http://pharmacy.buffalo.edu/about-us/fast-facts.html
- https://www.instagram.com/ubpharm/
- https://www.youtube.com/UBPharmacy
- https://www.facebook.com/UBSoPPS

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Program Application Deadline
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Final Application Deadline:
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What is the final (enforced) application deadline for your program?: June 3, 2024
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Priority Application Deadline:
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What is the priority application deadline for your program? : None

I would like to mark this section as done.: Yes

Program Information
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Please select the appropriate ACPE accreditation status for your institution from the list below:: Full Accreditation 
Satellite/Branch campuses:: N/A
Does your program follow the AACP Cooperative Admissions Guidelines?: Yes
Is your institution public or private?: Public
Is your institution part of an academic health center?: Yes
Academic Term Type:: Semester (2 terms per academic year)
Program Structure:
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What is the primary program structure for the Pharm.D. curriculum?: * 4

Is a Baccalaureate degree required or preferred for admissions?: Not Required
Alternative Enrollment Options:
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Does your institution have alternative enrollment options available?: Yes
If Yes to alternate enrollment, check all that apply:: Affiliation or articulation agreement with undergraduate institution(s), Early assurance 

I would like to mark this section as done.: Yes

Last Entering Class
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Total number of Pharm.D. seats filled in the last P1 entering class:: 125
I would like to mark this section as done.: Yes

Dual and Concurrent Degrees
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Dual Degree:
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Does your institution offer a dual degree program, as defined above? : Yes
If yes, check all that apply:: 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
If other dual degrees, as defined above, please list::
PharmD/MS in Clinical and Translational Therapeutics 
PharmD/MS in Biomedical Informatics 


Does your institution offer a concurrent, double, or second degree program, as defined above?: Yes
Provide any additional information regarding dual, concurrent, double, or second degree programs: :
http://pharmacy.buffalo.edu/admissions/doctor-of-pharmacy--pharmd-/dual-degrees.html

I would like to mark this section as done.: Yes

Program Description
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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  


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GPA and Credit Hour Criteria
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Minimum Overall GPA:: N/A
Minimum Prerequisite GPA:: N/A
Provide any additional information regarding GPA policies for applicants::
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 – even online (SUNY Online, for example).  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. There are no exceptions. All science and math courses, including repeat courses, are included in the GPA. 

Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation:: 36
Total number of basic science college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation:: 36
Total number of college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation:: 48
Total number of basic science college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation:: 48
Provide any additional information regarding credit hour policies for applicants::
Credit hours: flexible

I would like to mark this section as done.: Yes

Course Prerequisites
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List of Course Prerequisites::
Course Subject: Chemistry
Course Title: General or Inorganic Chemistry I with Laboratory
Semester Hours (Min): 4
Quarter Hours (Min): 4
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Course Subject: Chemistry
Course Title: General or Inorganic Chemistry II with Laboratory 
Semester Hours (Min): 4
Quarter Hours (Min): 4
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Course Subject: Chemistry
Course Title: Organic Chemistry I with Laboratory
Semester Hours (Min): 4
Quarter Hours (Min): 4
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Course Subject: Chemistry
Course Title: Organic Chemistry II with Laboratory  
Semester Hours (Min): 4
Quarter Hours (Min): 4
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Course Subject: Biology/Biological Science
Course Title: Introductory Biology I with Laboratory
Semester Hours (Min): 4
Quarter Hours (Min): 4
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Course Subject: Biology/Biological Science
Course Title: Introductory Biology II with Laboratory 
Semester Hours (Min): 4
Quarter Hours (Min): 4
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Course Subject: Microbiology
Course Title: Microbiology
Semester Hours (Min): 3
Quarter Hours (Min): 4
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Course Subject: Biochemistry
Course Title: Biochemistry
Semester Hours (Min): 3
Quarter Hours (Min): 4
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Course Subject: Anatomy
Course Title: Anatomy
Semester Hours (Min): 3
Quarter Hours (Min): 4
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Course Subject: Physiology
Course Title: Physiology (see additional information regarding course prerequisites)
Semester Hours (Min): 3
Quarter Hours (Min): 4
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Course Subject: Math
Course Title: Calculus I 
Semester Hours (Min): 3
Quarter Hours (Min): 4
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Course Subject: Statistics
Course Title: Statistics
Semester Hours (Min): 3
Quarter Hours (Min): 4
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Course Subject: English Composition / Writing
Course Title: English Composition I (waived if entering with bachelor's degree)
Semester Hours (Min): 3
Quarter Hours (Min): 4
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Course Subject: English Composition / Writing
Course Title: English Composition II (waived if entering with bachelor's degree)  
Semester Hours (Min): 3
Quarter Hours (Min): 4
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Course Subject: Social/Behavioral Science
Course Title: Social Science
Semester Hours (Min): 3
Quarter Hours (Min): 4

When do applicants need to complete all course prerequisites prior to enrollment (e.g. date or term)?:
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.

Can applicants use online classes to fulfill the institution's course prerequisites?:
Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: Yes
Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : Yes
Non-Science Course Prerequisites: Yes

Enter any additional information regarding online course prerequisites::
Applicants may complete their prerequisites at any accredited institution – even online (SUNY Online, for example).  

Can applicants use pass/fail classes to fulfill the institution's course prerequisites?:
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

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Link to additional course prerequisites information:: http://pharmacy.buffalo.edu/admissions/doctor-of-pharmacy--pharmd-/pharmcas/pharmcas-requirements.html#courses
I would like to mark this section as done.: Yes

Supplemental Materials
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Supplemental Requirements:
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Does your institution require applicants to submit a supplemental application or supplemental materials directly to the institution and outside of PharmCAS?: No

Supplemental Application Fee:
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Will your institution require a supplemental application fee?: No

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I would like to mark this section as done.: Yes

PCAT and Other Tests
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Select the option that best describes the program’s PCAT policy:: Optional
Link to PCAT information on institutional website:: http://pharmacy.buffalo.edu/admissions/doctor-of-pharmacy--pharmd-/pharmcas/pharmcas-requirements.html#pcat
Additional PCAT information::
The PCAT will soon be retired. No PCAT testing dates will be offered during the 2024-2025 admission cycle or beyond. 


Minimum composite PCAT score considered:: 0
Other Admission Tests:
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Do you accept or require other admission tests? Do not include immunization requirement or other similar documentation requirements.: Yes
If yes, select which other admission tests you accept or require:: DAT, GMAT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT, OAT

I would like to mark this section as done.: Yes

Observation Hours
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Observation Hours Required:
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Does your program require pharmacy observation hours?: No

I would like to mark this section as done.: Yes

Evaluations (Letters of Reference)
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Evaluations Required:
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Are evaluations (letters of reference) required by your institution?: Yes
 If yes, how many evaluations are required?: Two (2)

Please indicate your evaluation type requirements. Select all that apply.:
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

Committee Letters:
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What is your college/school policy on committee letters? : Accepted
Does it count as more than one evaluation?: No

Composite Letters:
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What is your college/school policy on composite letters?: Accepted
Does it count as more than one evaluation?: No

Provide institution specific details regarding evaluations::
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. 

I would like to mark this section as done.: Yes

Residency
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Is preference given to state residents?: No
Is preference given to residents of other states?: No
Additional information about the program’s state residency requirements::
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

I would like to mark this section as done.: Yes

International Applicants
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Does your institution consider foreign citizens (excluding Canadian citizens)?: Yes
Select the citizenship types eligible for admission:: 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)
Policy for accepting non-U.S. coursework (excluding study abroad):: Send a foreign transcript evaluation report (FTER) to PharmCAS 
Other clarifying information, if necessary::
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

Non-native speakers must submit official TOEFL scores?: Yes
If the TOEFL is required for non-native English speakers, provide additional details about the requirement below: :
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 

Post-B.S. Pharm.D. Programs for Current Pharmacists Licensed in the U.S.
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Does the institution offer a post-B.S. Pharm.D. program for current pharmacists who are already licensed in the U.S.? : No
Details on Post-B.S. Pharm.D. Programs [1]

[1] https://www.pharmcas.org/school-directory/explore-and-compare/post_bs_programs

Programs for Foreign-educated Pharmacists without a U.S. License
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Does the institution consider foreign-educated pharmacists WITHOUT a U.S. license for admission to the entry-level Pharm.D. program?: Yes
Enter any additional information for foreign-educated pharmacists without a U.S. license who are interested in the entry-level Pharm.D. program.:
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I would like to mark this section as done.: Yes

Interviews
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Interview Format:: Individual applicants with one interviewer, Individual applicants with two or more interviewers
Does the institution offer an online interview option?: Yes
Briefly describe your institution's interview process::
Applicants will be notified via email anytime throughout the admissions cycle if selected for an interview. Interviews are virtual or in-person based on the applicant's preference. 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. 

Link to institutional webpage for more detailed description:: https://pharmacy.buffalo.edu/admissions/doctor-of-pharmacy--pharmd-/pharmcas/pharmcas-requirements.html#reference-1
I would like to mark this section as done.: Yes

Accepted Applicants
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Deposits:
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Is a deposit required to hold an acceptee's place in the class?: Yes
Is the deposit refundable for any period of time?: Yes
Enter details on the deposit (e.g. amount) and deposit refund policies::
Email pharm-admit@buffalo.edu


Date of first day of classes and/or matriculation for the next entering class:: 2024-08-26
Additional details for accepted applicants::
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.

Are accepted applicants required to have CPR certification prior to matriculation?: No
I would like to mark this section as done.: Yes

Background Checks and Drug Screenings
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Is your institution participating in the PharmCAS-facilitated Criminal Background Check (CBC) Service?: Yes
Is your institution participating in the PharmCAS-facilitated Drug Screening Service?: No
I would like to mark this section as done.: Yes