Steps to Apply

This list includes each specific item that needs to be completed in order to have your application reviewed. If invited for an interview, the Admissions Committee will then review your full application with interview report and make a decision according to all eight of the selection criteria. The Admissions Committee is made up of eight faculty and five students from both campuses.

Prerequisite Courses

Student Studying Applicants are responsible for ensuring that they are on track to fulfill prerequisites by using the guides of preapproved courses, or consulting with admissions staff.

PharmCAS Application

Student Applying to SchoolThe PharmCAS is a national application to apply to most pharmacy schools in the United States.


student interviewingInterview Days are scheduled on both campuses throughout the rolling admissions cycle on a first-come, first-served basis.


Student Applying to SchoolThe PCAT is required for all PharmD applicants. Applicants are encouraged to review admissions statistics.

Supplemental Application

Student Applying to SchoolBeginning with the Fall 2018 application cycle, the U of M PharmD supplemental application will be integrated with the PharmCAS application.

Campus Assignment

State of MinnesotaApplicants submit one application to the U of M PharmD Program and submit their campus preference after their interview.

Requirements for New Students

Be ready to start the PharmD program even before you are admitted. Read about and prepare for the several requirements incoming students need to complete before the first day of classes.

International Coursework & Applicants

We have special requirements for international applicants or those with international coursework. If you have international coursework that does not appear on a US transcript, you are required to submit a course-by-course foreign transcript evaluation. The TOEFL is a pharmacy school admission requirement for all international applicants whose native language is not English

International Applicant? Read more

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.