Our program provides opportunities to work with 12 other health professions on our campus. Students have access to multiple specialty focus areas such as Wellness & Integrative Medicine, Veterinary Pharmacy, Rural Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Research without additional cost. Graduates have long term, flexible, & impactful careers. The quality of our program is shown by having a high NAPLEX pass rate and having high placement rates in PGY-1 & PGY-2 residencies.
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Institution Name University of New England
College or School Name School of Pharmacy
Short Name U of New England
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If you need to post a notification below your institution name, please enter it here: Our program provides opportunities to work with 12 other health professions on our campus. Students have access to multiple specialty focus areas such as Wellness & Integrative Medicine, Veterinary Pharmacy, Rural Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Research without additional cost. Graduates have long term, flexible, & impactful careers. The quality of our program is shown by having a high NAPLEX pass rate and having high placement rates in PGY-1 & PGY-2 residencies.
Street 1 716 Stevens Avenue
Street 2
Street 3
City Portland
State Maine
Zip 04103
Country United States
Program Location: Maine
Admissions Office Contact(s):
  • Name: Christopher Tripp
    Title: Associate Director
    Office: Office of Graduate Admissions & Recruitment
    Phone (Work): 207-221-4225
    Email: ctripp@une.edu
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? June 2, 2025
Final Application Deadline Description: The Admissions Committee will utilize a holistic evaluation of each applicant’s prerequisite courses with the goal of identifying diverse candidates with unique strengths, experiences, and perspectives.
What is the priority application deadline for your program? None
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:
Does your program follow the AACP Cooperative Admissions Guidelines? Yes
Is your institution public or private? Private
Is your institution part of an academic health center? No
Select the appropriate academic term type for your program. Semester (2 terms per academic year)
What is the minimum requirement of pre-pharmacy coursework for matriculation into your professional Doctor of Pharmacy program?  2 years
Is a Baccalaureate degree required or preferred for admissions? Not Required
What is the structure (e.g., length) of your Pharm.D. program curriculum? 4 years
Does your program offer an Early Assurance program for admissions?  Yes
Does your program have affiliation or articulation agreements with undergraduate institutions for admissions? Contact the program directly for additional details.  Yes
Does your program offer a student the ability to complete their bachelor’s degree while enrolled in the Pharm.D. program? Yes
If “Yes” to ability to complete their bachelor’s degree while enrolled, please briefly describe: • Students must complete the core curriculum (either at UNE or through eligible transfers from accredited institutions)
• All UNE undergraduate students must establish undergraduate residency by completing a minimum of 30 undergraduate credits at UNE. The credits earned in the P1 and P2 year are professional credits and do not apply towards UNE’s undergraduate residency requirement for the BS in Pharmacy Science
Does your program offer alternative pathways to Pharm.D. degree completion?  Yes
If “Yes” to alternate pathways to Pharm.D. degree completion, check all that apply: Online or distance-learning-based programs 
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Total number of Pharm.D. seats filled in the last P1 entering class: 19
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Target number of Pharm.D. seats for the upcoming P1 entering class: 25
Maximum number of Pharm.D. seats available in the upcoming P1 entering class: 25
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? No
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:
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Program Description UNE offers a highly supportive program with multiple specialty focus areas. Our graduates have long-term, flexible careers in pharmacy anywhere in the U.S.A. We provide concentrations without additional cost. Students have access to over 2,000 experiential sites in 25 states and Washington DC. We also have had international rotation sites in Canada, Europe, Africa, and the Caribbean.

Our state-of-the-art Interprofessional Simulation and Innovation Center has robotic patient simulators, virtual reality learning, and standardized patient actors. At UNE, students first gain real-life clinical experience as a member of the health care team.

The Admissions Committee will utilize a holistic evaluation of each applicant’s prerequisite courses with the goal of identifying diverse candidates with unique strengths, experiences, and perspectives.

For additional information please contact us via email at gradadmissions@une.edu or PharmD-UNE@une.edu
Program Description Video:
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Minimum Overall GPA: 2.75
Minimum Prerequisite GPA: 2.75
Provide any additional information regarding GPA policies for applicants: 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.
Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 40
Total number of basic science college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 31
Total number of college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 60
Total number of basic science college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 47
Provide any additional information regarding credit hour policies for applicants: All math and science courses should be completed within ten (10) years of anticipated enrollment into the UNE Doctor of Pharmacy program. Courses beyond the ten (10) year limit will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee on a case-by-case basis.

AP credit is accepted to fulfill prerequisite requirements.

If you believe one of your courses may meet a subject requirement, a course substitution may be requested by emailing gradadmissions@une.edu
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
List of 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
or HUMAN ANATOMY
3 4.5
Anatomy & Physiology HUMAN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY II
or HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY
3 4.5
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 (NO LAB) OR BIOCHEMISTRY OR GENETICS 3 4.5
Math PRECALCULUS OR CALCULUS
3 4.5
Science/Math Elective(s) PHYSICS 1 OR STATISTICS FOR LIFE SCIENCES 3 4.5
English Composition / Writing ENGLISH COMPOSITION 3 4.5
Social/Behavioral Science Course can be in the subjects of psychology, sociology, economics, anthropology, political science, or any PharmCAS Social/Behavioral Science subject. 3 4.5
General Elective(s) Course can be in any discipline except for science and/or math 3 4.5
When do applicants need to complete all course prerequisites prior to enrollment (e.g. date or term)? August 15, 2025
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: Online courses must be completed at an institution that is regionally accredited by one of the six regional accrediting bodies in order to be considered. This includes WASC, SACSCOC, NWCCU, NECHE, MSCHE, and HLC. Please refer to the Council of Higher Education Accreditation website at www.chea.org for additional information.
Can applicants use pass/fail classes to fulfill the institution's course prerequisites?
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: Varies
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : Varies
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: Varies
Enter any additional information regarding pass/fail course prerequisites:
Enter any additional information regarding course prerequisites: If you believe one of your courses may meet a subject requirement, a course substitution may be requested by emailing Graduate Admissions

All Science and Math courses should be completed no more than 10 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, 40 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 your application file will be reviewed accordingly.

Visit http://www.une.edu/pharmacy/admissions for additional information.
Link to additional course prerequisites information: https://www.une.edu/pharmacy/admissions
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? No
Will your institution require a supplemental application fee? No
Provide any additional information about the supplemental application, materials, or fee requirements:
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Do you accept or consider any standardized tests? Do not include immunization requirement or other similar documentation requirements. No
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: Healthcare-related experience is recommended, but 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: 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
What is your college/school policy on committee letters? Accepted
Does it count as more than one evaluation? No
What is your college/school policy on composite letters? Accepted
Does it count as more than one evaluation? No
Provide institution specific details regarding evaluations: 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.
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:
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: UNE accepts evaluations from World Education Services (WES) only. Evaluations must be for grade and degree equivalency. Please order the WES ICAP service to ensure that copies of your transcripts will be included with the evaluation report.
Non-native speakers must submit official TOEFL scores? Yes
If the TOEFL is required for non-native English speakers, provide additional details about the requirement below: 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.
Does the institution offer a post-B.S. Pharm.D. program for current pharmacists who are already licensed in the U.S.? Yes
If yes, is the post-B.S. Pharm.D. program offered to current U.S., Canadian, and/or foreign-trained pharmacists? Canadian Pharmacy School Graduates, Foreign Pharmacy School Graduates
Enter any additional information about the post-B.S. Pharm.D. program for current pharmacists. Application Deadline: March 1, 2025
Does the institution consider foreign-educated pharmacists WITHOUT a U.S. license for admission to the entry-level Pharm.D. program? Yes
Enter any additional information for foreign-educated pharmacists without a U.S. license who are interested in the entry-level Pharm.D. program.
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Interview Format: Individual applicants with two or more interviewers
Does the institution offer an online interview option? Yes
Briefly describe your institution's interview process: 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.

Link to institutional webpage for more detailed description: https://www.une.edu/pharmacy/admissions
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: 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, 2024. 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.
Date of first day of classes and/or matriculation for the next entering class: 2025-08-27
Additional details for accepted applicants: Classes typically begin late August or early September immediately following orientation.
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? Yes
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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