Published Survey
Submission Number: 4127
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Created: Sun, 09/15/2019 - 15:06
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Contact Information

5-130 Weaver-Densford Hall
308 Harvard Street SE
Minneapolis
Minnesota
55455
United States
Minnesota
Yes

Program Application Deadline

February 1, 2022
All application materials must be received by 11:59 p.m. Central time on February 1, 2022 in order to be considered for Fall 2022 admission. This includes all transcripts being RECEIVED by PharmCAS by the deadline; we recommend ordering transcripts no later than January 17.
October 1, 2021
All application materials must be received by 11:59 p.m. Central time on October 1, 2021 to meet the priority deadline. This includes all transcripts being RECEIVED by PharmCAS by the deadline; we recommend ordering transcripts no later than September 15. Admitted applicants meeting the priority deadline will receive priority scholarship consideration and will receive admission to their preferred campus.
Yes

Program Information

Full Accreditation
  • One college, two campuses: Duluth and Twin Cities (Minneapolis)
Yes
Public
Yes
Semester (2 terms per academic year)
* 4
Preferred
No
Yes

Last Entering Class

132
Yes

Dual and Concurrent Degrees

Yes
PharmD/MBA (Business Administration), PharmD/MPH (Public Health), PharmD/MSHI or MHIIM (Health Informatics)
No
Yes

Program Description

The University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy offers its PharmD program on two campuses – Duluth and the Twin Cities. Both campuses offer a small college feel, yet provide all the opportunities of a large university. Learn more about each campus at http://z.umn.edu/campus. All classes are taught by faculty - from both campuses - who are renowned for their research and innovations in patient-centered care. Our students learn by doing. Experiential education begins in the first year of the PharmD program. Students learn in diverse patient care settings, typically one-on-one with a preceptor. The College of Pharmacy is part of the University of Minnesota Academic Health Center - organized specifically for health education, research, and practice – and provides opportunities for interprofessional study among medicine, dentistry, nursing, and pharmacy students and faculty. The curriculum of the PharmD program is focused on patient-centered care, which involves helping patients identify, resolve, and prevent drug therapy problems. Pharmacy students will find the University of Minnesota offers a supportive student environment. Each student receives individualized attention from the Office of Student Services. Student input is sought on all college-wide decisions and 95 percent of pharmacy students are involved in the college’s student organizations. Specific information can be found at https://www.pharmacy.umn.edu/degrees-and-programs/doctor-pharmacy.
Yes

GPA and Credit Hour Criteria

N/A
N/A
We do not have a minimum GPA to be considered for the program, but the average GPA for admitted applicants is generally around 3.3 - 3.4.
48
30
We do not have a specific credit requirement, but rather a list of required prerequisite courses. The full list of prerequisites can be found at z.umn.edu/guide.
Yes

Course Prerequisites

Course Subject Course Title Semester Hours (Min) Quarter Hours (Min)
Biology/Biological Science General Biology with laboratory 3 4
Biology/Biological Science Advanced Biology 3 4
Microbiology Microbiology 3 4
Anatomy Human or Comparative Anatomy 3 4
Physiology Human or Comparative Physiology 3 4
Math Calculus I 3 4
Statistics Statistics 3 4
Chemistry General Chemistry I and II; 1 lab required, 2 recommended 6 9
Chemistry Organic Chemistry I and II; 1 lab required, 2 recommended 6 9
Physics Physics I 3 4
Social/Behavioral Science Social and Behavioral Science; 2 courses (or bachelor's degree from U.S. regionally accredited institution) 6 8
English Composition / Writing English Composition, advanced course (or bachelor's degree from U.S. regionally accredited institution) 3 4
Communication / Speech (Verbal) Introductory Communication (e.g. public speaking, interpersonal communication, intercultural communication) (or bachelor's degree from U.S. regionally accredited institution) 3 4
Prerequisites must be complete by the first day of the PharmD program (August 22, 2022).
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: Yes
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : Yes
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: Yes
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: Varies
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : Varies
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: Varies
Applicants are generally expected to take prerequisites on a graded basis. Courses taken pass/fail in Spring 2020 and/or Summer 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic may be used to fulfill prerequisites. Outside of that time frame, a maximum of one prerequisite may be taken pass/fail without advance permission. Contact the Office of Admissions at pharmacy@umn.edu for advance permission to take more than one prerequisite on a pass/fail basis.
Applicants are responsible for knowing and completing prerequisite requirements. If an applicant is taking courses at an institution for which we do not have a Guide of Approved Prerequisites, we strongly encourage confirming with admissions staff whether courses will fulfill prerequisite requirements; our staff are happy to provide prerequisite evaluations. The guide and request form are at z.umn.edu/guide

If an applicant does not have a general biology lab, a more advanced biology lab may be substituted.

Two semesters are required for anatomy and physiology, either as one anatomy course and one physiology course; or as both semesters of a combined A&P course sequence. If a full combined A&P sequence is offered in a single course, the lecture must be a minimum of 4 credits (labs do not count toward the 4 credit minimum). All single-semester A&P prerequisites should be pre-approved by our staff, if not listed in our guide.

If you are completing a bachelor's degree at a regionally accredited institution in the United States, the social/behavioral science, advanced composition, and communication requirements will be met with the degree.
Yes

Supplemental Materials

No
Yes
$75
Our supplemental application is integrated with PharmCAS in the Program Materials section. The only application material submitted directly to the University of Minnesota is our $75 application processing fee. Payment is submitted through the UMN Applicant Portal; access to the portal is provided after submitting the PharmCAS application.
Yes

PCAT and Other Tests

Conditionally Required
If an applicant has taken the PCAT within the past 5 years, the score must be reported to PharmCAS at code 104. Otherwise, the PCAT is optional; applicants are advised to take the PCAT if their overall GPA is below 3.0, grades in science prerequisites are C or below, science prerequisites were taken 5+ years ago, or grades have trended down over time. Admissions Counselors are available to provide guidance on whether a PCAT is recommended; request an individual appointment at apply.pharmacy.umn.edu/portal/connect.
N/A
No
Yes

Observation Hours

No
Yes

Evaluations (Letters of Reference)

Yes
Three (3)
  • Clergy: CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED
  • Co-Worker: ACCEPTED
  • Employer: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Faculty Advisor: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Family Member: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Friend: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Health Care Professional: CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED
  • Pharmacist: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Politician: CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED
  • Pre-Health Advisor: ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Liberal Arts): RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Professor (Math): RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Professor (Science): RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Supervisor: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Teaching Assistant: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
Conditionally accepted
Committee letters are accepted but only count as a single evaluation.
No
Conditionally accepted
Composite letters are accepted, but only count as a single evaluation.
No
Choose at least three recommenders (up to four are accepted) from a variety of sources, such as college professors, work supervisors, volunteer supervisors or research supervisors. Only choose recommenders that know you well in an academic or professional capacity. Recommendations from clergy, politicians, or family friends are accepted only if there is a formal employment or volunteer relationship. We do not review personal or character recommendations.
Yes

Residency

No
No
Approximately 70-75% of our students are in-state students, but we do not give formal preference to Minnesota residents.
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
A WES foreign transcript evaluation is required for all international coursework, regardless of the applicant's citizenship or whether any of the international coursework will be used to fulfill prerequisites. Exceptions are made only in cases where the international credit appears on a US transcript including course titles, credits, and grades (which is often the case for study abroad programs). Foreign transcript evaluations must be submitted directly to PharmCAS by the application deadline. We are unable to waive this requirement for applicants who did not realize it was required or order the WES far enough in advance to meet our deadlines.
Yes
The TOEFL is required of all applicants whose native language is not English, regardless of citizenship. Exemptions are granted to applicants meeting certain criteria and must be confirmed with admissions staff before applying. We are unable to waive the TOEFL for applicants who did not realize it was a requirement.
No
Yes

Interviews

Individual applicants with one interviewer
Yes
All interviews for Fall 2022 admission will be virtual. Applicants have two one-on-one interviews using a standard situational interview format. Interviews take place during virtual Interview Day events, which also include sessions designed to provide more information about the PharmD program and the University of Minnesota. While all interviews will be virtual this year, we plan to provide in-person visit opportunities for applicants who wish to visit campus.
Yes

Accepted Applicants

Yes
No
To allow applicants time to make an informed decision about where to attend pharmacy school, we do not require a tuition deposit before March 1, 2022. Applicants receiving an offer before this date may hold a seat without a deposit until March 1; at that time, a $500 nonrefundable tuition deposit is due to confirm a seat in the program. Applicants receiving an offer of admission after March 1, 2022 will have 2 weeks to submit the tuition deposit. This deposit will be applied to Fall 2022 tuition for enrolling students, but is nonrefundable if an applicant does not enroll in the program.
  • 2022-08-22
The first day of required attendance is August 22, 2022. Orientation is embedded within the curriculum; there is not a separate orientation before August 22, with the exception of a required international student orientation for those on an F-1 visa.
Yes
Yes

Background Checks and Drug Screenings

No
No
Yes