PharmD Applicants

Learn from world experts, focus on pharmaceutical care, and enjoy the small college feel in the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy!

Our commitment to the One College, Two Campuses model allows our students to learn via interactive technology classrooms, and have interprofessional collaboration opportunities on both the Duluth and the Twin Cities campuses. Just as our students form one cohesive cohort across campuses, we have one admissions process for both campuses. The PharmCAS application for Fall 2018 admission is scheduled to open on July 18, 2017. For Fall 2018 onward, the University of Minnesota supplemental application will be integrated with PharmCAS!

Applicants are encouraged to read this website thoroughly for information on the application process, rolling admissions deadlines, prerequisites, and other important information on the admissions process. 

Rolling Admissions

We use a rolling admissions process, which means that we review applications on a continuous basis once applications open until the final deadline. While we accept and review complete applications on a continuous basis, applicants are encouraged to complete their applications early; interview spaces and seats in the class can become limited as we approach the end of the cycle. Because PharmCAS does not release applications to schools until the verification process is complete, applicants should submit their PharmCAS application at least six weeks prior to our complete application deadline. 

As of the Fall 2018 admissions cycle, the PharmD program does not have minimum GPA or PCAT score requirements. Applicants are encouraged to review our website for guidance on preparing a strong application and information on the profile of previously admitted classes

Applicants must meet the following deadlines for Fall 2018 consideration:

  • December 1: Priority Deadline for Scholarship Consideration
    All application materials must be received by 11:59 p.m. Central time for priority scholarship consideration
  • February 1: PharmCAS Submission Deadline
    PharmCAS application, PharmCAS application fee, at least 2 evaluations, and all official transcripts must be received by PharmCAS by 11:59 p.m. Eastern time
  • March 1: Complete Application Deadline
    All application materials must be received by 11:59 p.m. Central time to be considered for Fall 2018 admission

New for Fall 2018 - Cooperative Admissions Guidelines

In an effort to allow applicants the time and ability to explore multiple pharmacy programs, several Big Ten programs are participating in the AACP Cooperative Admissions Guidelines (CAG's). What does this mean for you? Applicants who receive an offer of admission to our program will not have to pay a tuition deposit until March 1, 2018! Here are additional details about the CAG's:

  • Prior to March 1, participating programs will not require a deposit of more than $200 (at the U of MN, we are not requiring any deposit prior to March 1); applicants may hold seats in multiple PharmD programs until March 1, at which point they may hold only one seat. 
  • After March 1, applicants may continue to interview. If offered admission after March 1, an applicant who had previously accepted another program's offer must withdraw from that program in order to accept the new offer.
  • Be sure to check the list of participating institutions on the PharmCAS School Pages!

How Your Application is Reviewed

Once all application materials have been received, your application enters our review process. First, your application is reviewed for interview consideration according to the first seven selection criteria. If invited for an interview, the Admissions Committee will review your full application following the interview and make a decision according to all eight of the selection criteria, including the interview. The Admissions Committee is made up of eight faculty and five students from both campuses.

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Twin Cities campus on March 24 from 1:00 - 4:00pm

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Two Campuses, One Application

Applicants submit one application for the University of Minnesota PharmD program, and make their campus selection after Interview Day.

Learn more about each campus and visit Duluth or the Twin Cities at Preview Day.

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