PCAT no longer required for admission, however recommended if science GPA is less than 3.0.
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Contact Information

PCAT no longer required for admission, however recommended if science GPA is less than 3.0.
20 N Pine St.
Suite S722
Baltimore
Maryland
21201
United States
Maryland
Yes

Program Application Deadline

April 1, 2022
November 1, 2021
Supplemental fee will be waived through the priority deadline.
Yes

Program Information

Full Accreditation
  • N/A
Yes
Public
Yes
Semester (2 terms per academic year)
* 2 - 4
Not Required
No
Yes

Last Entering Class

105
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

The University of Maryland School of Pharmacy (UMSOP) is part of the University of Maryland, Baltimore comprised of an academic health center along with the Schools of Medicine, Law, Nursing, Physical Therapy, Dentistry and Social Work. UMSOP is the fourth oldest school of pharmacy in the United States, and 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. In addition to cutting edge research in drug delivery mechanisms, cost impact studies, basic drug discovery and development, and disease management, the School engages in a wide variety of professional practice activities, partnering with over 200 community pharmacies, hospitals, nursing homes, and other agencies to provide services to citizens and practitioners around the State and across the nation.
Link to brochure with more information: https://issuu.com/umbsop/docs/sop-pharmd-trifold-pages
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
We accept international credits. They must be evaluated by a transcript evaluation service such as World Education Services and we can count relevant coursework toward prerequisite requirements.
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 2021)
  • 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
Yes
$55
https://www.pharmacy.umaryland.edu/academics/pharmd/how-to-apply/
Yes

PCAT and Other Tests

Recommended
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 (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.
No
Conditionally accepted
We prefer individual letters of recommendation, however we can accept composite letters.
No
https://www.pharmacy.umaryland.edu/academics/pharmd/how-to-apply/
Yes

Residency

No
No
https://www.usmd.edu/regents/bylaws/SectionVIII/viii270.pdf
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, Individual applicants with two or more interviewers
Yes
Our admissions interviews involve interviews with current PharmD students, faculty and alumni. We also require a brief calculations assessment.
Yes

Accepted Applicants

Yes
No
$800 tuition deposit due by March 1st or within two weeks of offer if after March 1st.
  • Aug 22, 2022
https://www.umaryland.edu/registrar/academic-calendar/
No
Yes

Background Checks and Drug Screenings

No
No
Yes