Thank you for your interest in applying to the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program at 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 2023)


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


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 11/1 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. Visit the homepage to see a list of upcoming events.


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.

3:4 Educational Agreements

The School of Pharmacy also maintains 3:4 Educational Agreements with several local universities to allow students to complete both their bachelor's degree and PharmD degree in just seven years. Learn more about these educational agreements here.

Please Note: The School reserves the right to make changes in requirements for admission, curriculum, standards for advancement and graduation, fees, and rules and regulations.

Sept. 2021 Online Open House

Topic: Curriculum Overview


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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