The University of Connecticut (UConn) campus in Storrs, Connecticut.
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Contact Information

The University of Connecticut (UConn) campus in Storrs, Connecticut.
69 North Eagleville Road
Unit 3092
United States
  • Name: Lyn Alexander, MSW, MPA
    Title: Student Services Program Coordinator
    Office: Office of Admissions & Student Affairs
    Phone (Work): 860-486-0306
  • Name: Nathaniel Rickles, Pharm.D., Ph.D.
    Title: Associate Dean of Admissions and Student Affairs
    Office: Office of Admissions & Student Affairs
    Phone (Work): 860-486-6026

Program Application Deadline

March 1, 2023

Program Information

Full Accreditation
Satellite campuses in Hartford, Groton, Waterbury, and are available to preprofessional students only.
Semester (2 terms per academic year)
* 2 - 4
Not Required

Last Entering Class


Dual and Concurrent Degrees

PharmD/MBA (Business Administration), PharmD/MPH (Public Health), PharmD/PhD (Doctor of Philosophy), Other Dual Degrees
Dual and joint degree programs allow students to combine their Doctor of Pharmacy degree with select master’s and Doctor of Philosophy degree programs. Application to these programs is made during the second professional [P2] year.
We also offer a Pharm.D./Ph.D. joint degree. Please find more information on our dual and joint degrees here:

Program Description

The UConn School of Pharmacy is the number 1 School of Pharmacy in New England* and among the top 20% of US pharmacy schools. Exceptional faculty, engaging academic exploration, groundbreaking research, and impactful community involvement are hallmarks of a pharmacy education at UConn. Our professional program, accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), leads to the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree. The opportunity to specialize, pursue dual degrees, and select from a wide range of experiential opportunities are some of the reasons why pharmacy students choose UConn. Additional reasons to choose UConn's program include our post graduate year 1 match rate (90.5% of students applying for residencies got one in 2022) and, potential for employment at graduation (97.5% in 2022).

We are located on UConn's beautiful main campus in Storrs, Connecticut, within easy reach of New York City, Boston, Hartford, and Providence. Our population is diverse and comes from across the U.S. and globe. We are committed to diversity, equity, inclusion and student wellness. Clubs, organizations, and world class recreational facilities and athletics round out the student experience.

At UConn faculty, staff, and students are dedicated to learning more about the world around them through research. That's what makes UConn one of the nation's top 25 public universities. With annual expenditures in excess of $260 million, collaborative research is carried out within the departments of 14 schools and colleges and at 80 research centers and institutes. In pharmacy we offer tremendous opportunity for those interested in a wide variety of research pertaining to pharmaceutics, toxicology, pharmacy practice, and more.

UConn Health, the University's world class medical center, is located in Farmington, CT.

*According to US News & World Report's most recent review of pharmacy schools

GPA and Credit Hour Criteria


Course Prerequisites

Course Subject Course Title Semester Hours (Min) Quarter Hours (Min)
Biology/Biological Science General Biology with lab 4 6
Chemistry General Chemistry I with lab 4 6
Chemistry General Chemistry II with lab 4 6
Math Calculus I 4 6
Physics Physics with lab 4 6
Chemistry Organic Chemistry I 3 4.5
Chemistry Organic Chemistry II 3 4.5
Anatomy & Physiology Human Anatomy & Physiology I with lab 4 6
Anatomy & Physiology Human Anatomy & Physiology II with lab 4 6
Microbiology Microbiology with lab 4 6
Biochemistry Biochemistry with lab 4 6
English Composition / Writing First Year Academic Writing 4 6
Social/Behavioral Science Sociology, Psychology, or Anthropology 3 4.5
Economics Microeconomics 3 4
All math/science prerequisites should be completed prior to the end of the spring semester. It is strongly recommended that all general education coursework be completed prior to the start of the student's P1 year. All general education courses must be completed by the end of the student's P2 year.

Please contact if you have questions or concerns about transferring in or completing prerequisite courses.
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: No
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : Yes
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: Yes
Online science courses with an online lab are only accepted if they were taken between the spring 2020 and spring 2022 semesters. Summer 2022 courses must have the lab component taken in person.

Please contact if you have questions or concerns about online course prerequisites.
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: No
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : No
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: No
Pass/fail courses are only accepted if they were taken during the spring 2020 semester.

Please contact if you have questions or concerns about pass/fail course prerequisites.
Biology, chemistry, and physics courses must be foundational science courses for designed for science majors and include a laboratory component. Anatomy and physiology, organic chemistry, and microbiology must be advanced courses and have foundational biology and chemistry as prerequisites. Biochemistry must have organic chemistry as a prerequisite. All science courses except organic chemistry require a lab.

All students must complete all UConn general education requirements prior to the end of the P2 year. It is recommended that all general education requirements be completed prior to enrollment as a P1.

*See UConn's Undergraduate Catalog for full details on program prerequisites and general education requirements:

Supplemental Materials

Transfer students only are required to complete the supplemental transfer application for the University of Connecticut's Office of Transfer Admissions. The transfer application and all supporting documentation must be submitted to the Office of Transfer Admission by 4/1/2023.

Find application information for transfers at:

Earlier applications support earlier interviews and consideration for admission to the School of Pharmacy Professional Program. We offer rolling admissions. Late transfer applications are ineligible for consideration.

Please contact: Lyn Alexander with any questions at

PCAT and Other Tests

Not Required or Considered
The PCAT is not required or considered for fall 2023 entry to the professional program.

Observation Hours


Evaluations (Letters of Reference)

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: ACCEPTED
Not Accepted
Not Accepted
Two letters of recommendation are required. One letter must be from teaching staff from a higher education institution. This can be a professor, lab instructor, or teaching assistant. It is recommended that the second letter be from a professional, such as employer or supervisor; additionally, both letters are recommended to be from individuals that can speak to an applicant's recent work, experiences, and qualifications as a college student. Letters of recommendation from high school teachers are not acceptable.



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
For transfer applicants with international coursework, please be advised that only U.S. regionally accredited credentials are considered. All undergraduate international coursework must be evaluated by the University of Connecticut's Office of Transfer Admissions before any agreements for substitutions can be made by the School of Pharmacy. Our program only accepts evaluations from World Education Services (WES). We also require each student to provide course descriptions, especially concerning prerequisite course.

Any questions, please email
All applicants whose native language is not English, or whose primary language of instruction while in high school was not English, must submit official scores from either the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).

A minimum score of 7.5 is required on the IELTS. The minimum acceptable score on the TOEFL (internet-based) is 102, with a minimum speaking sub-score of 25.
Details on Post-B.S. Pharm.D. Programs


Individual applicants with two or more interviewers
Yes, but only on a case-by-case basis
All completed on-time applications will be considered on a holistic, competitive basis. Candidates will be granted an interview based on their academic record, essay, and letters of recommendation. If invited to interview, applicants will be assessed on personal characteristics, such as: professional and social awareness; communication skills; self-knowledge and maturity; ethics and integrity; and problem-solving abilities. Interviews will begin in November 2022 and will continue on a rolling basis until the class is filled.

Accepted Applicants


Background Checks and Drug Screenings