Published Survey
Submission Number: 4132
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Created: Mon, 08/19/2019 - 21:01
Completed: Thu, 06/09/2022 - 09:53
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Contact Information

3501 Terrace Street
Salk Hall
5th Floor
Pittsburgh
Pennsylvania
15261
United States
Pennsylvania
  • Name: Marcia Borrelli
    Title: Director of Student Services
    Office: John P. and Constance A. Curran Student Center
    Phone (Work): 412-383-9000
    Email: rxschool@pitt.edu
Yes

Program Application Deadline

March 1, 2023
PittPharmacy admits applicants on a rolling basis.
None
Yes

Program Information

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

Last Entering Class

115
Yes

Dual and Concurrent Degrees

No
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. 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.
Yes

GPA and Credit Hour Criteria

3.0
3.0
62
24
74
33
Yes

Course Prerequisites

Course Subject Course Title Semester Hours (Min) Quarter Hours (Min)
Biology/Biological Science General Biology I and II w/Labs 8 11
Chemistry General Chemistry I and II w/Labs 8 11
Chemistry Organic Chemistry I and II with Lab(s) 8 11
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 I and II 6 6
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
Social/Behavioral Science Depts: Anthropology; Econ; Gender/Sexuality/Women's Studies; Geography; History; Jewish Studies; Legal Studies; Poli Sci; Psych; Sociology; Urban Studies; and Neuroscience (Drugs and Behavior, Brains and Behavior) 9 9
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
All required math and science courses must be completed by the end of the spring term of the year of entry in the professional program. All remaining courses should be completed by the end of spring term and must be completed prior to the fall term entry into the professional program.
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: Varies
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : Not Applicable
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: Varies
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: No
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : Not Applicable
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: No
Biology and Chemistry must be for science majors and include a laboratory. Anatomy & Physiology and Biochemistry are part of the PharmD core curriculum; therefore, they are NOT eligible to be used as prerequisites.
Yes

Supplemental Materials

No
No
Yes

PCAT and Other Tests

Optional
The PCAT is optional and will be considered in the holistic application review process for applicants who have reported scores. Applicants who are unable to complete an exam or who choose not to report exam scores will not be disadvantaged. Applicants are advised to take the PCAT in July, September, October, or January for consideration.
No
Yes

Observation Hours

Recommended, but not required
Yes

Evaluations (Letters of Reference)

Yes
Three (3)
  • 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 (Any Subject Area): REQUIRED
  • Professor (Liberal Arts): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Math): RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Professor (Science): RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Supervisor: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Teaching Assistant: NOT ACCEPTED
Accepted
No
Accepted
No
Three letters of recommendation are required. Two must be from a faculty member at a College or University that taught you in their class and can be from any subject with preference for science faculty. The third letter of recommendation may be from any other source excluding family, friend, TA, or politician.
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, 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
No
Yes

Interviews

Individual applicants with two or more interviewers
Yes
Interviews are typically held on select Saturdays and Sundays 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. This is not part of the interview evaluation but is an opportunity to ask questions regarding the University and the PharmD program. A 30-minute interview will be part of the evaluation process.
Yes

Accepted Applicants

Yes
No
The deposit is $200 and is used towards tuition in the fall term.
2023-08-28
https://www.registrar.pitt.edu/calendars
No
Yes

Background Checks and Drug Screenings

No
No
Yes