Four-Year Entry Level Pharm. D. Program

Four-Year Entry Level Pharm. D. Program | Other


To be eligible for admission consideration into the entry-level Pharm. D. degree program, an applicant must present evidence of successful completion of the required Pre-Pharmacy pre-requisite coursework list at the Howard University College of Arts and Sciences or at any other college or university whose program is accredited by a United States regional accreditation agency and demonstrate the ability to fulfill all of the Admissions Requirements


How To Apply

The applicant must be in good academic standing at each college or university attended and must have a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 (4.0 scale) in Sciences, Mathematics, English and Speech and an overall GPA of 2.5 in all pre pharmacy courses. Applications will be available ONLY through the Pharmacy College Application Service (PharmCAS) website at

Early Decision

Howard University College of Pharmacy will participate in the PharmCAS early decision process during the 2020-2021 admissions cycle for fall 2021 entering class. Notice to Future Applicants: Early decision will no longer be available in PharmCAS beginning in the 2021-2022 admissions cycle for the fall 2022 entering class. Therefore, all future applicants for the fall 2022 entering class or beyond should plan to apply early as regular applicants instead.

The Early Decision program is a compulsory option for applicants who have decided that Howard University's Doctor of Pharmacy degree program is their first choice and that they will enroll, if accepted. As an Early Decision applicant, you can apply only to Howard University's College of Pharmacy. To be considered as an Early Decision applicant, all pre-requisites must be met, a student must have highly competitive scores (PCAT and GPA) and all application procedures must be complete. If the applicant meets all eligibility requirements and is considered to be competitive, they will then be contacted for an interview (in-person). At the interview an additional writing and mathematics test will be administered.

The Early Decision application deadline is SEPTEMBER 1 prior to the academic year for which admission is sought (see Admission section for application procedures). The College of Pharmacy's Admission's Committee will contact all Early Decision applicants by October 31 regarding a decision.

PLEASE NOTE: If you are offered admission to Howard University's College of Pharmacy as an Early Decision applicant, you are obligated to accept the offer and you will not be permitted to apply to other PharmCAS institutions.


Supplemental Application Deadline should be changed to March 1st.

From the document entitled “Howard University College of Pharmacy ENTRY LEVEL Pharm. D”

All of the following supporting application materials will need to be forwarded to PharmCAS for further processing upon application submission:

 · A 'Personal Statement’ (minimum 250 words) which sets forth the applicant’s goals and reasons for pursuing a career in pharmacy;

 · Two (2) Letters of Recommendation (of which, one should be from a science professor or instructor and the other from a non‐relative)

· An official transcript from each college or university attended;

· The PCAT is not required for Admission, but is recommended. If you decide to take the exam, it must be taken no later than February of the prior academic year of which Admission is being sought.

If the applicant meets all eligibility requirements and is considered to be highly competitive, they will then be contacted for an in‐person interview. At interview all applicants are asked to submit a Supplemental Application Packet.

The Supplemental Application Packet includes:

1. A Supplemental Application (If the applicant has not already mailed in the supplemental application)

2. A Supplemental Application Fee of $45.00 (Money Order or Cashier’s Check–NO PERSONAL CHECKS).

3. Official Transcripts (if they have already been uploaded on Pharmcas)

The interview will include a one‐on‐one interview with a team of Faculty and/or Alumni, a College tour, and an additional mathematics test will be administered.

Successful applicants are admitted into the Pharm. D. program only in the fall semester of the academic year. Applications are accepted as early as July prior to the academic year for which admission is sought. PharmCAS and Howard University must receive all applications and supporting documents no later than March 1. Admission priority will be given to applicants who complete all pre‐pharmacy requirements by the end of the spring semester prior to the academic year for which admission is sought. Admission into the entry‐level Pharm. D. degree program is highly competitive. Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee an interview, or automatic admission.

PLEASE NOTE: There is a $300.00 Enrollment Fee and $700.00 Good Faith Fee required for all students when accepting an offer of admission with the College of Pharmacy. The $700.00 Good Faith Fee is deposited to your Student Account.


The Entry-level Pharm.D. degree curriculum provides students with the knowledge and skills to practice pharmaceutical care. The curriculum comprises courses in biomedical sciences (anatomy, biochemistry, microbiology, physiology, pharmacology, and biostatistics), pharmaceutical sciences (pharmaceutical math, physical pharmacy, drug delivery, and dosage forms, biopharmaceutics and pharmacokinetics, biomedicinal chemistry and biotechnology), clinical and administrative sciences (pathophysiology, pharmacotherapy, drug information, management, and pharmacoepidemiology) and pharmacy practice (dispensing, jurisprudence, contemporary pharmacy practice, pharmacy and U.S. healthcare, drugs and society and ethics).


Tuition information for the College of Pharmacy [Entry Level Pharm. D. & Non-Traditional Pharm. D. degree programs ONLY] Per Semester (Click Here)


Program Details

  • Degree Classification: Other
  • Related Degrees: Pharm. D./ M.B.A.
  • Program Frequency: Full-Time
  • Format: Hybrid

Caution to Prospective Students

The Board of Trustees of Howard University on September 24, 1983, adopted the following policy statement regarding applications for admission: "Applicants seeking admission to Howard University are required to submit accurate and complete credentials and accurate and complete information requested by the University. Applicants who fail to do so shall be denied admission. Enrolled students who as applicants failed to submit accurate and complete credentials or accurate and complete information on their application for admission shall be subject to dismissal when the same is made known, regardless of classification."

All credentials must be sent to:

Howard University College Of Pharmacy
2300 4th Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20059
Phone: (202) 806-6530

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