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Contact Information

20 N Pine St.
Suite S722
Baltimore
Maryland
21201
United States
Maryland
Yes

Program Application Deadline

April 3, 2023
November 1, 2022
Early Scholarship Consideration
Yes

Program Information

Full Accreditation
Yes
Public
Yes
Semester (2 terms per academic year)
* 2 - 4
Not Required
Yes
Affiliation or articulation agreement with undergraduate institution(s)
Yes

Last Entering Class

106
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)
No
https://www.pharmacy.umaryland.edu/academics/dualdegrees/
Yes

Program Description

For over 180 years, University of Maryland School of Pharmacy graduates have been making positive impacts in pharmacies, hospitals, the pharmaceutical industry, state and federal agencies, and public health organizations. Our graduates are also catalysts for change as pharmapreneurs in telehealth, technological innovation, new products and services, and continuous process improvement.

The Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy (UMSOP) is a four-year full-time degree program which provides future generations of pharmacists with the knowledge and skills needed to be essential contributors to a dynamic healthcare arena. The UMSOP is a part of the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) comprised of an academic health center on campus with the Schools of Medicine, Law, Nursing, Dentistry, Social Work, and Graduate studies. Through its education, research, and service programs, the School of Pharmacy strives to improve the health and well-being of society by aiding in the discovery, development, and use of medicines.

Maryland has an outstanding health care community, where we offer experiential learning opportunities in top hospitals and health care institutions including the University of Maryland Medical Center, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Montgomery County General, the National Institutes of Health, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Baltimore VA Medical Center, and international rotations. In addition, we have many dual degree programs, including PharmD/MBA, PharmD/MPH, PharmD/PhD, PharmD/JD and PharmD/MS.

With our cutting-edge research initiatives and advanced clinical services, our faculty are committed to fostering a stimulating and nurturing environment that inspires students to achieve their career aspirations. Our outstanding PharmD students are preparing to become the medication experts on the health care team and in a broad range of fulfilling careers.

www.pharmacy.umaryland.edu
Yes

GPA and Credit Hour Criteria

2.5
2.5
PCAT strongly recommended for applicants with a science GPA of less than 3.0
65
38
99
57
International credits must be evaluated by a transcript evaluation service such as World Education Services and we can count relevant coursework toward prerequisite requirements. Advanced placement credits accepted. Most recent science credits should be within five (5) years of entry.
Yes

Course Prerequisites

Course Subject Course Title Semester Hours (Min) Quarter Hours (Min)
English Composition / Writing English Composition 3 5
Statistics General Statistics 3 5
Biology/Biological Science General Biology with Lab 8 12
Chemistry General Chemistry with Lab 8 12
Chemistry Organic Chemistry with Lab 8 12
Microbiology Microbiology with Lab 4 6
Math Calculus 3 5
Physics Physics with Lab 4 6
Anatomy & Physiology Human Anatomy and Physiology I & 11. No lab required. 6 9
Economics Economics (Macro, Micro, or General) 3 5
Communication / Speech (Verbal) Speech Communications or Public Speaking 3 5
General Elective(s) Humanities and Social Sciences 12 18
Prior to matriculation (August 2023)
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: Yes
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : Yes
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: Yes
Needs to be an accredited institution
  • 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
Science coursework should be within 5 years of applying (most recent course within 5 years). We recommend a strong science background and at least one year of full-time coursework.
Yes

Supplemental Materials

Yes
No
https://www.pharmacy.umaryland.edu/academics/pharmd/how-to-apply/
Yes

PCAT and Other Tests

Optional
PCAT is strongly recommended for applicants with less than a 3.0 GPA in their science coursework.
N/A
Yes
DAT, GRE, MCAT
Yes

Observation Hours

Recommended, but not required
We encourage pharmacy work or shadowing experience, however it is not required.
Yes

Evaluations (Letters of Reference)

Yes
Two (2)
  • Clergy: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Co-Worker: 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): RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Supervisor: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Teaching Assistant: NOT ACCEPTED
Conditionally accepted
We prefer individual letters of recommendation, however we can accept committee letters.
Varies
Conditionally accepted
We prefer individual letters of recommendation, however we can accept composite letters.
Varies
https://www.pharmacy.umaryland.edu/academics/pharmd/how-to-apply/
Yes

Residency

No
No
https://www.usmd.edu/regents/bylaws/SectionVIII/viii270.pdf

www.umaryland.edu/application/
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 applicants are required to attend an accredited college or university in the U.S. for at least one semester (12 credits) https://www.pharmacy.umaryland.edu/academics/pharmd/international-applicants/
No
TOEFL is not required. However, the School of Pharmacy recommends international applicants submit their results to PharmCAS if they have previously taken the exam.
No
Yes

Interviews

Individual applicants with one interviewer
Yes
Our admissions interviews involve interviews with current PharmD students and School of Pharmacy faculty. We will continue live online interviews for the upcoming year. We also require a brief calculations assessment, and will have opportunities to visit campus.
Yes

Accepted Applicants

Yes
No
$800 tuition deposit due by March 1st or within two weeks of offer if after March 1st.
2023-08-21
https://www.umaryland.edu/registrar/academic-calendar/
No
Yes

Background Checks and Drug Screenings

No
No
Yes