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 175 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 2021)


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
  • Work experience
  • Pharmacy experience
  • Extracurricular and/or service activities
  • Indicate on PharmCAS if you intend on taking a PCAT or have courses planned/in progress.
  • PCAT is strongly recommended for applicants with less than a 3.0 GPA in their science coursework.


  • Apply Early: Applications are reviewed and interviews are held on a rolling basis.
  • Submit a FAFSA: Scholarship funds are available and disbursed through federal aid.
  • Upper level science coursework is encouraged.


International pharmacists and transfer students do not apply through PharmCAS. Please review the webpages linked here for more information about the requirements that must be met to submit an application for the PharmD program if you are an international pharmacist or transfer student from another pharmacy school.

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.

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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