Published Survey
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Contact Information

University of Maryland Eastern Shore
School of Pharmacy
Somerset Hall, Room 116
Princess Anne
Maryland
21853
United States
Maryland
  • Name: Dr. Sean Vasaitis
    Title: Assistant Dean for Student Affairs
    Office: Office of Student Affairs
    Email: tsvasaitis@umes.edu
Yes

Program Application Deadline

June 1, 2022
February 1, 2022
Yes

Program Information

Full Accreditation
No
Public
No
Semester (2 terms per academic year)
* 2 - 3
Not Required
Yes
Affiliation or articulation agreement with undergraduate institution(s)
Yes

Last Entering Class

48
Yes

Dual and Concurrent Degrees

No
No
Yes

Program Description

The University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) School of Pharmacy has the only three year concentrated Doctor of Pharmacy program in the state of Maryland. Our curriculum provides students with a strong foundation in the pharmaceutical, social/administrative and clinical sciences. With a major emphasis on high quality patient-centered care, innovation, and lifelong learning skills, our graduates are able to excel in any professional arena. Students are mentored by nationally renowned faculty with a student-faculty ratio of approximately 6:1. With a diverse student population, we utilize best teaching practices to ensure that every student achieves their full potential through an intellectually challenging and enriching educational experience. Our 2018 graduates had the highest NAPLEX pass rate in Maryland, whereas our 2019 graduates tied for the highest NAPLEX pass rate in Maryland. Both classes exceeded the national average and had the highest NAPLEX class scores of any HBCU pharmacy school nationwide. Our alumni are leaders in the profession, advancing the field of pharmacy and making a difference in the lives of the patients they serve. We are seeking highly motivated, exceptional students to continue this tradition of excellence. Discover us at: www.umes.edu/pharmacy
Yes

GPA and Credit Hour Criteria

N/A
N/A
66
36
104
Yes

Course Prerequisites

Course Subject Course Title Semester Hours (Min) Quarter Hours (Min)
Chemistry General Chemistry (w/Lab, for science majors) 8 12
Chemistry Organic Chemistry (w/Lab, for science majors) 8 12
General Elective(s) Arts & Humanities/Social & Behavioral Sciences* 12 20
Communication / Speech (Verbal) Public Speaking/Speech/Interpersonal Communications 3 5
Biology/Biological Science General Biology (w/Lab, for science majors) 4 6
Anatomy & Physiology Anatomy/Physiology (w/Lab) 8 12
Microbiology Microbiology (w/Lab) 4 6
Physics Physics (w/Lab)[May be algebra or calculus based] 4 6
Math Calculus 4 6
Statistics Statistics** 3 5
Economics Economics 3 5
English Composition / Writing English Composition and/or Literature 6 10
Prerequisites need to be completed by July 1, 2022.
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: Varies
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : Yes
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: Yes
Please contact an admissions counselor at 410-621-2292 or rxstudentaffairs@umes.edu for information on specific online prerequisite science lab courses.
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: Varies
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : Varies
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: Varies
* Recommended courses are psychology, sociology, anthropolgy, philosophy, history, literature, art, music, theater, drama, business, education or foreign languages.

** A math based rather than a social science or humanities based course (e.g. Business statistics) is required to fulfill this course requirement.

Biochemistry coursework is strongly recommended.

It is recommended that prerequisite coursework be completed at an accredited college or university in the United States. However, foreign credits that have been reviewed by World Education Service (WES) are accepted. Credit by examination (e.g. AP, CLEP) may be granted for some courses. AP Scores of 3 or better are accepted for social science, humanities courses, and math courses. A score of 4 or better is required for science courses. Online courses are not accepted for science courses.
Yes

Supplemental Materials

Yes
Yes
$40
The Supplemental Application is available for electronic submission through our Website:
https://umes.edu/Pharmacy/Pages/How-to-Apply/
Yes

PCAT and Other Tests

Optional
The April 2022 test date will be the last date considered for fall 2022 applicants. However, applicants are encouraged to test earlier because we have rolling admissions.
N/A
Yes
GRE, MCAT, Other
We will consider MCAT or GRE scores for applicants that have attended other graduate or professional programs on a case-by-case basis.
Yes

Observation Hours

No
Yes

Evaluations (Letters of Reference)

Yes
Three (3)
  • Clergy: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Co-Worker: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Employer: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Faculty Advisor: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Family Member: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Friend: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Health Care Professional: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Pharmacist: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Politician: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Pre-Health Advisor: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Professor (Liberal Arts): RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Professor (Math): RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Professor (Science): REQUIRED
  • Supervisor: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Teaching Assistant: NOT ACCEPTED
Conditionally accepted
Committee Letter may be substituted for the Professor (Sci) Letter, if the school policy prevents science faculty from writing individual letters of recommendation.
No
No answer
One letter must be from a science professor. The additional two letters may be from one of the recommended categories.
Yes

Residency

Yes
Yes
Residents of Virginia's Eastern Shore region and Delaware residents may be eligible for a regional tuition rate.
Yes

International Applicants

Yes
US Citizens, US Permanent Residents, US Temporary Residents, Canadian Citizens, Foreign (non-US) Citizens with a Visa, Other Non-Citizens (e.g. DACA Students)
Send a foreign transcript evaluation report (FTER) to PharmCAS
Foreign credits are acccepted ONLY if they have been evaluated by WES (World Education Services) or ECE.
No
No
Yes

Interviews

Individual applicants with one interviewer
Yes, but only on a case-by-case basis
The Admissions Committee will contact applicants by e-mail, if selected for an on-site interview. The interview session is a half-day process lasting from 12:30 pm-4:30 pm.
Yes

Accepted Applicants

Yes
No
Amount: $750
The deposit is non-refundable. However, for students who matriculate into the program, the funds will be credited to their student account.
Yes

Background Checks and Drug Screenings

No
No
Yes