How To Apply

The Marshall School of Pharmacy takes a holistic view of an applicant’s background for the purpose of admission. The following guidelines are required to be met for admission:

1. Completion of the PCAT (Pharmacy College Admissions Test) within two years prior to the date of application. A composite percentile score of 50 or above is recommended.

2. Expected completion of all pre-pharmacy coursework prior to fall enrollment, with a recommended minimum GPA of 2.5 overall and 2.75 for pre-requisite coursework. (Please note: completion of an undergraduate degree is not required.)

3. Completion and submission of all required application documents and fees (see instructions below)

4. Satisfactory completion of on-campus candidate interview

International applicants should complete the TOEFL with a minimum composite score of 100, and at least a 26 in both the reading and speaking sections.


 

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Students must complete an application for admission via the PharmCAS website. Applications must be completed and submitted electronically by the appropriate application deadline.

2016-17 Deadlines

  • Early DecisionSeptember 6, 2016
  • Regular Decision: March 1, 2017

As part of the PharmCAS application, you will be expected to:

(a) Submit an official College/University transcript to PharmCAS from each previously attended college. Advise the Registrar’s Office to enclose the PharmCAS Transcript Request Form with your official sealed transcript and mail it directly to PharmCAS. If the form is not included with your transcript, PharmCAS may have difficulty matching your transcript to your application and it may be delayed.

PHARMCAS TRANSCRIPT DEPARTMENT
PO Box 9109
Watertown, MA 02471-4403

(b) Request your PCAT scores be sent to PharmCAS (Code #104). Remember to include your CID number on the application so your scores can be matched to your application. The highest composite score will be accepted. The PCAT must have been completed within two years prior to the date of application.

(c) Secure three letters of recommendation. Letters of recommendation are key in the initial review for interview consideration. Highest consideration of recommendations are allotted to those who can attest to your academic success in the program, such as an academic advisor or faculty member.


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In addition to PharmCAS, a supplemental application must be submitted along with a non-refundable $100 supplemental application fee. For students applying via Early Decision for the 2016-17 Admissions Cycle, the supplemental application fee will be waived. 


 

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Prepare for an interview. After submission and verification of the PharmCAS application and supplement, the Admissions Committee will invite selected students for an on-site interview during the months of September (for Early Decision) thru March. Candidates selected for admission will receive an offer within two to three weeks post-interview. Click here to read more about the Marshall School of Pharmacy interview process.


 

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Apply for the Federal Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) after January 1. The FAFSA determines student eligibility for federal and state financial aid. Read more about financial aid at the Marshall School of Pharmacy in our Frequently Asked Questions.


 

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Apply for scholarships. The School of Pharmacy offers a variety of student scholarships for students in their first through third year. Visit the Scholarship Opportunities page for information and application forms for current awards.

The deadline for all scholarship applications is July 1 of each year. Applications should be submitted to the Office of Student Affairs at pharmacy@marshall.edu. Questions about the scholarships should be directed to Dr. Jinsong Hao, Chair of the Scholarship Award Sub-committee.

Please contact the Office of Student Affairs at (304) 696-7354 or erlewine2@marshall.edu with any questions.

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Upon admission, submit your $500 enrollment deposit. Congratulations! If you are admitted to the Marshall School of Pharmacy, you will be notified via mail. Students are required to pay a non-refundable $500 enrollment deposit to save a seat in the class. Most deadlines are within two weeks of receiving your admissions letter.

Once you sign and return your deposit, than you can officially declare yourself as a member of the Herd and the newest member of the Marshall “Pharmily.” Once your coursework is complete, you will mail your transcripts to the Marshall University School of Pharmacy to verify successful completion of coursework, receiving a C or better in each of the indicated prerequisite courses. Once your academic update has been verified, you will be enrolled in coursework for the fall semester.

Please contact the Office of Student Affairs at (304) 696-7354 or erlewine2@marshall.edu or kerbawy1@marshall.edu with any questions.

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Contact Graduate Admissions to Submit and Complete Marshall University Required Documentation.  Once you sign and return your $500 deposit to MUSOP, you will also need to contact Marshall University Graduate Admissions to pay the $40 non-refundable application fee.  We will provide them with your application.  Please do not submit the online graduate application.  The non-refundable fee is assessed by the University as part of their admissions and enrollment process.  Online applicants can pay the fee securely online using a credit card at the time of application, or you  may mail a check or call the Admissions Office at 304.746.1900 to pay by credit card over the phone.  Check, money order, or bank draft payable to Marshall University are also accepted.  Contact MU Graduate Admissions at 304.746.1900 or services@marshall.edu with any questions.

 

 

Other Circumstances

>> Re-Applicants <<

Students are encouraged to reapply if previously not admitted into the School of Pharmacy. Students can use their PharmCAS application from the previous year, which will include all data entered (which cannot be changed, only added to). Students will still need to submit new transcripts, personal statement, and letters of recommendation. Students interested in re-applying to the Pharm.D. program are welcome to speak with the student affairs staff to discuss suggestions for improving their pharmacy application.

To speak with an individual regarding reapplying, contact (304) 696-7354 or e-mail pharmacy@marshall.edu.

 

>> Transfer Students <<

Applicants interested in transferring from another school/college of pharmacy are considered a special circumstance. Transfer students are required to first contact the Office of Student Affairs to discuss the Student Transfer Policy and identify an individualized degree plan. The transferring student must meet the minimum admission requirements and complete a full admission assessment similar to the traditional application process. Students interested in a potential transfer can contact Dr. Glenn Anderson.

A student is considered a transfer student if currently:

a) enrolled at a college/school of pharmacy, and

b) are considered in good standing at their current institution.