Published Survey
Submission Number: 4132
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Contact Information

3501 Terrace Street
229 Salk Hall
Pittsburgh
Pennsylvania
15261
United States
Pennsylvania
  • Name: Robie Gosney
    Title: Admissions Specialist
    Office: Curran Center for Pharmacy Students
    Phone (Work): 412-383-9000
    Email: rxschool@pitt.edu
  • Name: Marcia Borrelli
    Title: Director of Student Services
    Office: Curran Center for Pharmacy Students
    Phone (Work): 412-648-1120
    Email: borrelli@pitt.edu

Program Application Deadline

January 4, 2021
No

Program Information

Full Accreditation
Yes
Public
Yes
Semester (2 terms per academic year)
* 2 - 4
Not Required
Yes
Early assurance

Last Entering Class

115

Upcoming Entering Class

116
60

Dual and Concurrent Degrees

No
Yes

Program Description

Chartered in 1878, PittPharmacy is committed to providing a personalized education that maximizes skills and talents. PittPharmacy provides many unique experiences that prepare students to launch a great career and to achieve their personal goals. For more information please visit: www.pharmacy.pitt.edu. PittPharmacy accepts students with a variety of career expectations and educational experiences. Every effort is made to encourage and recruit students with diverse cultural, economic, and social backgrounds. When making decisions, the Admissions Committee considers evidence of sound scholarship, community involvement, leadership, and communication skills.

GPA and Credit Hour Criteria

3.0
3.0
62
24
74

Course Prerequisites

Course Subject Course Title Semester Hours (Min) Quarter Hours (Min)
Biology/Biological Science General Biology 1 w/Lab 4 10
Biology/Biological Science General Biology II w/Lab 4 10
Math Calculus (Must be Analytic Geometry and Calculus) Business Calculus will not be accepted as a Calculus/Math requirement. 3 3
Statistics Statistics (Applied Statistics Methods or Basic Applied Statistics) 3 3
English Composition / Writing English Composition 1 and 2 6 6
Social/Behavioral Science Depts: Anthropology; Econ; Gender/Sexuality/Women's Studies; Geography; History; Jewish Studies; Legal Studies; Poli Sci; Psych; Sociology; and Neuroscience (Drugs and Behavior, Brains and Behavior) 9 9
Humanities Humanities Electives: Africana; Classics; Communication; English; Film; Foreign Language; History of Art & Architecture; HIstory & Philosophy of Science; Linguistics; Music; Philosophy; Public Service; Religious; Arts. 9 9
Chemistry General Chemistry 1 and 2 w/Labs 8 12
Chemistry Organic Chemistry 1 & 2 with Lab(s) 8 12
General Elective(s) Electives in Social Sciences, Humanities, Natural Sciences, Math, or Statistics. Note: Anatomy and Physiology and Biochemistry are part of the PharmD core curriculum; therefore, they are not eligible to be used as prerequisites. 6 6
Biology and Chemistry must be for science majors and include a laboratory. For more information, please visit: http://www.pages.pharmacy.pitt.edu/pharmdhandbook/the-pharmd-student-handbook/admissions/pre-professional-requirements/
Yes

Supplemental Materials

No
No

PCAT and Other Tests

Required
Applicants are advised to take the PCAT in July and/or September, October, or November. PCAT scores are required to be considered for an interview. Invitations to interview will be sent before the January PCAT scores are received and therefore, not acceptable. To be considered a competitive applicant, a score of 70% composite is recommended.
50%
No

Observation Hours

Recommended, but not required

Evaluations (Letters of Reference)

Yes
Three (3)
  • Clergy: 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: ACCEPTED
  • 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: CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED
Conditionally accepted
Preference would be individual faculty.
No
Conditionally accepted
Preference would be individual faculty.
Varies
Three letters of recommendation are required. Two must be from a faculty member at a College or University preferrably someone that taught you in their class and can be from any subject. The third letter of recommendation may be from any other source excluding family, friend, or politician.

Residency

No
No

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)
Do not send any foreign transcript documentation. School only considers U.S. credentials. If you have completed your course prerequisites at a foreign institution, you may be ineligible for admission to these particular pharmacy programs.
For more information regarding F-1 Status, please visit: https://www.ois.pitt.edu/f-1-students
No

Interviews

Individual applicants with two or more interviewers
Interviews are typically held on select Saturdays and are 1 hour and 45 minutes in duration. Applicants will have an opportunity to interact with current PharmD students. A brief information session with School Leadership and tour of our facilities are included. This is not part of the interview evaluation but is an opportunity to ask questions regarding the University and the PharmD program. Applicants will be escorted and introduced to two interviewers that will facilitate a 30-minute interview.

Subject to change for 2020-2021.

Accepted Applicants

Yes
No
The deposit is $200 and is used towards tuition in the fall term.
  • August 23, 2021
http://www.provost.pitt.edu/students/academic-calendar
No

Background Checks and Drug Screenings

No
No