The interview is 45 minutes one-on-one with a College of Pharmacy representative. Be ready to talk about why you have chosen pharmacy for a career, your knowledge of the profession, and why the University of Minnesota is a good fit. Interview Days are scheduled on both campuses throughout the rolling admissions cycle on a first-come, first-served basis.

On your interview day, you will learn when to expect an admissions decision. 

Get Prepared

female in interviewUse the online workshops offered by the Health Careers Center! Free for U of M – Twin Cities students and only $15-$30 for all others.

If you are currently enrolled at an academic institution, we also recommend that you consult your career and internship services counselors for interview and preparation tips.

Online Workshops

Selection Criteria

Once you have submitted a complete application, your application is reviewed within three weeks according to the first seven selection criteria.

Our selection criteria include: academic achievement, understanding & motivation for pharmacy, work experience, letters of recommendation, community service & leadership, application essays, unique factors that contribute to a diverse student body, and the interview.