Do you want to care for patients?
In the future we will increasingly rely upon pharmacists to provide expertise on drug therapies that will save lives, improve health and reduce costs.
The most important part of your career in pharmacy will be to help patients receive the best medication therapy possible. The pharmacist is the drug expert on the health care team, which often includes direct one-on-one patient care in clinics, hospitals and community settings. There are also various opportunities to work in the pharmaceutical industry, managed care, research, academia, public policy, and many more.
Is this career possible for you?
Can you get in? 46% of complete applicants were offered admission for fall 2013.
Can you afford it? All US citizens and permanent residents qualify for federally sponsored financial aid that covers the cost of attendance. While graduates average about $107,000 in total student loans, they command a median starting salary of $120,000.
Can you complete the program? Our strong student support has yielded a 99% student retention rate and 96% of students graduating in four years.
Will you be able to get a job? We have a 99% placement rate of our graduates, with 55% beginning employment, 42% beginning a residency, and 3% seeking an advance degree. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that pharmacy employment will increase by 25% through 2020 - nearly twice the growth rate of all other occupations.
Do I qualify to apply?
You are ready to apply to the Pharm.D. program after you have completed most of the prerequisite courses. To be eligible to apply to the program, applicants must fulfill one of the following three minimum requirements:
- 3.0 overall PharmCAS GPA
- 3.2 GPA in most recent 60 credits
- 70% composite PCAT score
Learn more about the application process.