PCAT no longer required for admission, however recommended if science GPA is less than 3.0.
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Institution Name University of Maryland
College or School Name School of Pharmacy
Short Name U of Maryland
Banner Image: PharmCAS_Header_Option2.jpg
If you need to post a notification below your institution name, please enter it here: PCAT no longer required for admission, however recommended if science GPA is less than 3.0.
Street 1 20 N Pine St.
Street 2 Suite S722
Street 3
City Baltimore
State Maryland
Zip 21201
Country United States
Program Location: Maryland
Admissions Office Contact(s):
Institutional Website:
Contact Information Video:
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
What is the final (enforced) application deadline for your program? April 1, 2022
Final Application Deadline Description:
What is the priority application deadline for your program? November 1, 2021
Describe any requirements or incentives for applicants who apply by the priority deadline. Supplemental fee will be waived through the priority deadline.
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
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)
What is the primary program structure for the Pharm.D. curriculum? * 2 - 4
Is a Baccalaureate degree required or preferred for admissions? Not Required
Does your institution have alternative enrollment options available? No
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Total number of Pharm.D. seats filled in the last P1 entering class: 105
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Target number of Pharm.D. seats for the upcoming P1 entering class: 105
Maximum number of Pharm.D. seats available in the upcoming P1 entering class: 120
Anticipated number of early assurance students advancing to the P1 year in the upcoming entering class: 0
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
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/PhD (Doctor of Philosophy)
Does your institution offer a concurrent, double, or second degree program, as defined above? No
Provide any additional information regarding dual, concurrent, double, or second degree programs: https://www.pharmacy.umaryland.edu/academics/dualdegrees/
I would like to mark this section as done. 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
Program Description Video:
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Minimum Overall GPA: 2.5
Minimum Prerequisite GPA: 2.5
Provide any additional information regarding GPA policies for applicants: PCAT strongly recommended for applicants with a science GPA of less than 3.0
Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 65
Total number of basic science college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 38
Total number of college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 99
Total number of basic science college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation:
Provide any additional information regarding credit hour policies for applicants: 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.
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
List of 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
When do applicants need to complete all course prerequisites prior to enrollment (e.g. date or term)? Prior to matriculation (August 2021)
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: Needs to be an accredited institution
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
Enter any additional information regarding pass/fail course prerequisites:
Enter any additional information regarding course prerequisites: 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.
Link to additional course prerequisites information: https://www.pharmacy.umaryland.edu/academics/pharmd/prerequisites/
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Does your institution require applicants to submit a supplemental application or supplemental materials directly to the institution and outside of PharmCAS? Yes
Link to Supplemental Instructions: https://rxsecure.umaryland.edu/apps/admissionssupplement/student/
Will your institution require a supplemental application fee? Yes
If yes, please enter the dollar amount: $55
Link to supplemental fee form or instructions: https://secure.touchnet.net/C20174_ustores/web/store_main.jsp?STOREID=7&SINGLESTORE=true
Provide any additional information about the supplemental application, materials, or fee requirements: https://www.pharmacy.umaryland.edu/academics/pharmd/how-to-apply/
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Select the option that best describes the program’s PCAT policy: Recommended
Link to PCAT information on institutional website: https://www.pharmacy.umaryland.edu/academics/pharmd/how-to-apply/
Additional PCAT information: PCAT is strongly recommended for applicants with less than a 3.0 GPA in their science coursework.
Minimum composite PCAT score considered: N/A
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, GRE, MCAT
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Does your program require pharmacy observation hours? Recommended, but not required
Please note any additional relevant information: We encourage pharmacy work or shadowing experience, however it is not required.
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
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: 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
What is your college/school policy on committee letters? Conditionally accepted
If you've selected "Conditionally Accepted," please post the criteria you require and all necessary information for the applicants. We prefer individual letters of recommendation, however we can accept committee letters.
Does it count as more than one evaluation? No
What is your college/school policy on composite letters? Conditionally accepted
If you've selected "Conditionally Accepted," please post the criteria you require and all necessary information for the applicants. We prefer individual letters of recommendation, however we can accept composite letters.
Does it count as more than one evaluation? No
Provide institution specific details regarding evaluations: https://www.pharmacy.umaryland.edu/academics/pharmd/how-to-apply/
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
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: https://www.usmd.edu/regents/bylaws/SectionVIII/viii270.pdf
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
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 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/
Non-native speakers must submit official TOEFL scores? No
If the TOEFL is required for non-native English speakers, provide additional details about the requirement below: TOEFL is not required. However, the School of Pharmacy recommends international applicants submit their results to PharmCAS if they have previously taken the exam.
Does the institution offer a post-B.S. Pharm.D. program for current pharmacists in the U.S. or abroad? No
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
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: Our admissions interviews involve interviews with current PharmD students, faculty and alumni. We also require a brief calculations assessment.
Link to institutional webpage for more detailed description:
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Is a deposit required to hold an acceptee's place in the class? Yes
Is the deposit refundable for any period of time? No
Enter details on the deposit (e.g. amount) and deposit refund policies: $800 tuition deposit due by March 1st or within two weeks of offer if after March 1st.
Date of first day of classes and/or matriculation for the next entering class:
  • Aug 22, 2022
Additional details for accepted applicants: https://www.umaryland.edu/registrar/academic-calendar/
Are accepted applicants required to have CPR certification prior to matriculation? No
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Is your institution participating in the PharmCAS-facilitated Criminal Background Check (CBC) Service? No
Is your institution participating in the PharmCAS-facilitated Drug Screening Service? No
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
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