Thank you for your interest in applying to the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy.

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Both in-state and out-of-state applicants are eligible for additional financial aid and scholarships to attend the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy.

For more than 180 years, the School of Pharmacy has pioneered innovation in pharmacy. We drive the future by creating new roles for pharmacists in advanced clinical practice and disease management and by conducting cutting-edge research in drug discovery and development.

PharmD Application Process (Fall 2024)


  1. Apply now through PharmCAS!
    1. November 1, 2023: Priority deadline to submit PharmCAS application
    2. April 1, 2024: Final deadline to submit PharmCAS application
  2. Complete the supplemental application
  3. Plan to have all prerequisite coursework completed by Fall 2024. Sixty-five (65) credits are required. (Learn more about international coursework.)
  4. Get two (2) letters of recommendation from professional or academic references submitted.
  5. Take part in an admissions interview. Interviews and admissions offers are on a rolling basis.
  6. Meet technical standards.

Please Note: The PCAT is not required for admission into the School of Pharmacy's PharmD program.

Sept. 2021 Online Open House

Topic: Curriculum Overview


The items listed below are not required; however, they are recommended for prospective students who wish to strengthen their applications. Please include these items in your PharmCAS application if applicable.

  • Upload a resume/CV to PharmCAS
  • Work experience
  • Pharmacy experience
  • Extracurricular, leadership, and/or service activities
  • PCAT exam is recommended for applicants with less than a 3.0 science GPA
  • One year or more of full-time coursework
  • Upper-level science coursework
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation
  • Apply by Nov. 1 for priority review. Applications are reviewed and interviews are held on a rolling basis. Priority scholarships available.
  • Submit a FAFSA: Scholarship funds are available and disbursed through federal aid.
  • Upper level science coursework is encouraged.
  • Taking a full-time course load for at least two semesters.
  • Attending an online information session or campus open house to become more familiar with the application process and our School of Pharmacy. 

3:4 Educational Agreements are in place with several local universities to allow students to complete both their bachelor's degree and PharmD degree in just seven years.

International applicants are anyone who will need to obtain a U.S. visa based on attendance at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy to maintain legal status. Please review additional requirements for international applicants.

International pharmacists do not apply through PharmCAS. International pharmacists are those individuals who currently live in the United States and have received an undergraduate degree in and their pharmacy license from a recognized school of pharmacy outside of the U.S., the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.

Transfer students do not apply through PharmCAS. Transfer students are applicants currently attending another professional pharmacy school who have a valid reason for requesting a transfer. Transfer students will be placed in the first year of the PharmD program.

Military and Veteran Applicants are active, full-time members of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, or Marines are eligible for in-state tuition if stationed in the state of Maryland, and with the appropriate documentation.

Learn More About the PharmD Program

Interested in learning more about the PharmD program at the School of Pharmacy? Request a program brochure with admissions material, or ask a question about the admissions process.

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