Frequenty Asked Questions: PharmD Program


Each year, we accept 114 students.

Although the majority of our students are from Pennsylvania, we draw students from across the United States and internationally.

Yes, beginning in early January.

No. This is true regardless of your educational background. Each student enters our program as a first year PharmD student.

Admission is competitive and is based on all aspects of the application. A science GPA of a 3.0 and a PCAT composite score of 70% are considered competitive.

No, only the pre-pharmacy requirements are required.

We require the Pharmacist College Admissions Test (PCAT). We do not require the GRE.

Yes, credits are accepted from any USA accredited institution as long as a letter grade of a C or better was obtained.

We notify every applicant via email on the day he/she is accepted.

We immediately contact you after the admissions committee makes a decision. First, by email and then followed up with an official letter to your preferred mailing address. Therefore, it is very important to keep contact information updated.

Yes. You will have to submit a new application through PharmCAS as well as a new Supplemental Application. It is suggested that you meet with an Admissions Specialist in the School of Pharmacy to provide you with helpful information regarding your reapplication. To schedule, please contact the office at 412-383-9000.

PittPharmacy does not provide students with their individual PCOA scores in keeping with the statement issued in February 2017 by the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, and the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy. That statement strongly advises against the use of individual student scores for post-graduate placement (e.g., resident selection, employment decisions, graduate school admissions) and other uses beyond the original intent of the exam. PittPharmacy administers the PCOA® to P3 students and uses the data to assess the PharmD curriculum.

PharmCAS application: December 1

Supplemental Application: January 5