Four-Year Entry Level PharmD. Program


To be eligible for admission consideration into the entry-level PharmD. degree program, an applicant must successfully complete the Pre-Pharmacy pre-requisite coursework and have minimum 2.5 GPA. No pre-requisite course can be lower than a C grade. To apply to the College of Pharmacy, students must complete a PharmCAS application.

The following items below must be submitted with your application: 

  • A letter of intent (minimum 250 words) explaining why you are interested in attending pharmacy school/becoming a pharmacist
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation from either faculty who taught you in (preferably multiple) pre-requisite courses or employers (preferably in the healthcare field). They cannot be relatives by blood or marriage. 
  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended

If the applicant meets all eligibility requirements and is considered to be highly competitive, they will then be contacted for an in-person interview. 

The interview will be in the form of an MMI (multiple mini interviews), a student panel, a college tour, and an on-site math test. 

Successful applications are admitted into the Pharm.D. program for a Fall entry for the following 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 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, biopharmaceuticals and pharmacoepidemiology) and pharmacy practice (dispensing, jurisprudence, contemporary pharmacy practice, pharmacy and U.S. healthcare, drugs and society ethics). 


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