Published Survey
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Contact Information

716 Stevens Avenue
Portland
Maine
04103
United States
Maine
  • Name: Laura Noyes
    Title: Admissions Coordinator
    Office: Office of Graduate Admissions
    Phone (Work): 207-221-4225
    Email: lnoyes@une.edu
Yes

Program Application Deadline

June 1, 2023
None
Yes

Program Information

Full Accreditation
Yes
Private
No
Semester (2 terms per academic year)
* 4
Not Required
Yes
Affiliation or articulation agreement with undergraduate institution(s)
Yes

Last Entering Class

32
Yes

Dual and Concurrent Degrees

No
No
Yes

Program Description

We offer a four-year Doctor of Pharmacy program located in the beautiful, culturally vibrant and diverse city of Portland, Maine. The Mission of the School of Pharmacy is to provide an exemplary, learner-centered pharmacy education and advance the practice of pharmacy through interprofessional collaboration, patient care, research, and service.

As a UNE PharmD student, interprofessional education is at the core of your learning experience on a campus with 14 other health professions. Each year of the doctoral program at UNE has intentionally planned interprofessional experiences that ensure you learn with students and faculty from our physician, nurse, physician assistant and other programs to ensure you can fully integrate into any healthcare team.
Our state-of-the-art Interprofessional Simulation and Innovation Center houses authentic hospital environments with robotic patient simulators, virtual reality learning, and standardized patient actors. At the University of New England, students gain real-life clinical experience without the real-life risk.

The curriculum and learning experiences at UNE prepare students for success. Our first-time NAPLEX Board pass rate for the class of 2021 was 85% and they had the second-highest post-graduate residency match rate in New England! We offer students the opportunity to become specialized through tracks in Wellness and Integrative Medicine and Pharmaceutical Sciences. Other areas of distinction include elective opportunities in veterinary pharmacy and the pharmaceutical industry, as well as one of the few schools of pharmacy to offer international fourth-year rotations.

For additional information please contact us via email at gradadmissions@une.edu
Yes

GPA and Credit Hour Criteria

2.75
2.75
UNE has a preferred minimum GPA of 2.75 for both overall and prerequisite coursework. Candidates with an overall GPA or prerequisite GPA between 2.5 and 2.75 may still apply. Applications are reviewed holistically, and applicants are invited to interview on a rolling basis.
61
37
90
55
Yes

Course Prerequisites

Course Subject Course Title Semester Hours (Min) Quarter Hours (Min)
Biology/Biological Science CELLULAR BIOLOGY W/LAB 4 6
Anatomy & Physiology HUMAN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY I W/LAB
or HUMAN ANATOMY W/LAB
4 6
Anatomy & Physiology HUMAN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY II W/LAB
or HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY W/LAB
4 6
Chemistry GENERAL CHEMISTRY I W/LAB 4 6
Chemistry GENERAL CHEMISTRY II W/LAB 4 6
Chemistry ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I W/LAB 4 6
Chemistry ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II W/LAB 4 6
Other GENERAL PHYSICS I or STATISTICS FOR LIFE SCIENCES 3 4
Microbiology MICROBIOLOGY 3 4
Math CALCULUS
- Pre-Calculus does NOT fulfill this requirement.
3 6
English Composition / Writing ENGLISH COMPOSITION 3 4
Communication / Speech (Verbal) PUBLIC SPEAKING 3 4
Social/Behavioral Science SOCIAL SCIENCE
- One course must be either Introduction to Psychology or Introduction to Sociology
- The second course can be in any of the following disciplines: Psychology, Sociology, Economics, Anthropology, or Political Science.
6 8
Humanities HUMANITIES/LIBERAL ARTS
- Acceptable courses can be in any of the following disciplines: English Literature, Writing, Foreign Language, History, Cultural Diversity, or Philosophy.
6 8
Social/Behavioral Science SOCIAL/GLOBAL AWARENESS 3 4
General Elective(s) GENERAL EDUCATION
- any course other than math or science
3 4
August 15, 2023
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: Varies
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : Varies
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: Varies
Online courses must be completed at a regionally accredited institution in order to be considered.
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: Varies
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : Varies
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: Varies
All Science and Math courses should be completed no more than 5 years prior to starting the program. All prerequisite coursework must be completed with a grade of "C" or better ("C-" grades are not acceptable and must be repeated for a grade of "C" or better).

AP credits may be used to fulfill select prerequisite course requirements on a case-by-case basis. Regardless of AP credits awarded, 61 credit hours of undergraduate coursework post-high school graduation must be completed to be eligible for admission.

Prerequisite coursework can be planned or in progress at the time of application. All prerequisite coursework must be completed at a U.S. regionally accredited institution or international equivalent. If planned or in-progress coursework is not listed on the application, UNE will assume that you are not planning on taking the course and will consider your application incomplete.

Visit http://www.une.edu/pharmacy/admissions for additional information.
Yes

Supplemental Materials

No
No
Yes

PCAT and Other Tests

Optional
The Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT) is not required, however, it is optional. Applicants may consider taking the PCAT and submitting scores to PharmCAS if, for example, the overall and/or prerequisite GPA is at or near our minimum requirement or if the applicant would like to provide additional support of academic preparedness for the UNE Doctor of Pharmacy program.
N/A
No
Yes

Observation Hours

Recommended, but not required
Healthcare-related experience is recommended, but not required.
Yes

Evaluations (Letters of Reference)

Yes
Two (2)
  • Clergy: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Co-Worker: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Employer: ACCEPTED
  • Faculty Advisor: ACCEPTED
  • Family Member: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Friend: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Health Care Professional: ACCEPTED
  • Pharmacist: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • 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: ACCEPTED
Accepted
No
Accepted
No
Two (2) letters of evaluation are required as part of the application and no more than four (4) will be accepted. We encourage at least one (1) letter from a faculty or pharmacist who can speak to the applicants' ability to be successful in a doctoral-level graduate program and/or work experience.
*Letters of reference from clergy, co-workers, family members, friends, or politicians will not be accepted.
Yes

Residency

No
No
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
UNE accepts evaluations from World Education Services (WES) only. Evaluations must be for grade and degree equivalency, if applicable. Please order the WES ICAP service to ensure that copies of your transcripts will be included with the evaluation report.
Yes
Applicants whose first language is not English must demonstrate written and spoken fluency through the successful completion of a UNE-approved English language proficiency test: TOEFL or IELTS. Applicants should refer to the English Language Proficiency page on the UNE website for specific information on minimum score requirements.
Yes
Foreign Pharmacy School Graduates
Yes

Interviews

Individual applicants with two or more interviewers
Yes, but only on a case-by-case basis
Interviews are required for admission and are done by invitation only. Qualified applicants will be contacted and invited to interview by the Office of Graduate Admission.

Yes

Accepted Applicants

Yes
No
The first required deposit of $200 is typically due approximately two weeks after the date of acceptance. An additional deposit of $300 is required no later than April 1, 2023. All deposits are non-refundable and are credited directly towards tuition upon matriculation and/or will be forfeited if the student does not matriculate. All due dates and relevant information will be included in the acceptance letter.
2023-08-28
Classes typically begin late August or early September immediately following orientation.
No
Yes

Background Checks and Drug Screenings

Yes
No
Yes