The Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy prepares future generations of pharmacists with the knowledge and skills needed to be essential contributors to a dynamic health care arena.

The University of Maryland School of Pharmacy may accept transfer students who have a valid reason for requesting a transfer. Transfer students will be placed in the first year of the PharmD program.

Some courses may be waived based on the coursework completed. Transfer students are only admitted to the fall semester, and must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 in current pharmacy coursework. Upon admission to the school, a transfer student would get course waiver approval from the professor on a course by course basis.

Transfer applicants are those who are currently enrolled in a professional pharmacy program at an accredited school or college of pharmacy. Transfer applicants must be in good academic standing at the institutions they are currently attending.

To apply to the School of Pharmacy as a transfer student, complete these steps by April 3, 2024:

  1. Submit a Transfer Application online. Do not apply via PharmCAS. 

Upload the following documents to the online application above:

  • Personal statement or letter of intent
  • Updated resume/CV
  • Official or unofficial transcript/currently enrolled courses
  1. Submit the following directly to:

University of Maryland School of Pharmacy
Attn: Admissions
20 North Pine Street, Suite S722
Baltimore, Maryland 21201

  • Check or money order for $160. The check or money order should be made payable to the University of Maryland.
  • An official copy of all transcripts from the pharmacy school you are currently enrolled in, and all post-secondary institutions attended.
  1. Other items to submit: 
  • A letter of recommendation from a pharmacy faculty. 
  • Submit the results of the PCAT, if previously taken. If your current school did not require the PCAT, then it is not necessary for you to take it.
  • Complete the online Supplemental Application. On the application, enter the code TRANSFER as your PharmCAS Identification Number, and enter the date you complete the application as the PharmCAS Application Completion Date.

All applicants considered for admissions will be invited for an interview.

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