St. John's University

College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Contact Information (back to top)

Admissions Office Contact:

Lisa Sayo
Assistant Director of Admission

Office of Undergraduate Admission

8000 Utopia Parkway
Queens, New York 11439

Phone (Work): 718-990-2904


Program Deadline (back to top)

PharmCAS Application and Transcript Deadline for the class entering fall of 2019: We are not a participating PharmCAS institution
Application Deadline(s) - For non-PharmCAS participating schools only: 02/01/2019

Accreditation Status (back to top)

ACPE Accreditation Status: Full Accreditation

Program Information (back to top)

Do you follow the AACP Cooperative Admissions Guidelines? No
Institution Type: Private
Is your institution part of an academic health center? No
Type of academic term:
  • Semester (two terms per academic year)
Dual Degree Programs No
If Yes, Check all that apply:
Structure of your PharmD program: 0-6 (no prepharmacy requirements)
Is a Baccalaureate degree preferred for admissions? No
Open House Information:
Does your institution participate in the Early Decision Program (EDP)? We are not a participating PharmCAS institution
Alternative enrollment options available
  • None
Is your institution participating in the Centralized Criminal Background Check (CBC)? We are not a participating PharmCAS institution
Is your institution participating in the PharmCAS-facilitated Drug Screening Service? We are not a participating PharmCAS institution
Satellite/Branch Campuses:

Program Description (back to top)

Well-trained pharmacists are always in demand. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, positions for pharmacists will rise 17 percent by 2018. This growth is fueled by the increasing use of prescription drugs by an aging population; scientific advances leading to the introduction of new drugs; and pharmacists' growing involvement in patient care.

If you’re interested in a rewarding career as a pharmacist, discover the entry-level Doctor of Pharmacy Degree Program (Pharm.D.) at St. John’s University. Offered by our College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences — one of the leading schools of its kind — the program is designed to provide students with the clinical and academic skills and knowledge needed to deliver outstanding patient care in all pharmacy settings.

Students begin with the analytical and communications skills made possible by a broad liberal arts foundation. This is combined with pharmacy coursework, introduced early in the program. In their final four years, students gain an intensive foundation in the basic and applied pharmaceutical and clinical sciences.

In keeping with the metropolitan, Catholic and Vincentian mission of the University, students gain first-hand clinical experience serving diverse, often needy communities at more than 200 sites throughout the New York area.

In addressing our Global mission, pharmacy students can participate in the University's Discover the World - Pharmacy program in either the second or sixth year of the program.

Program Statistics and Criteria (back to top)

Estimated number planning to interview for fall 2019 entering class: 1200
Estimated number planning to accept for fall 2019 entering class: 850
Estimated fall 2019 entering class size including early assurance: 300
Estimated number of early assurance students advancing to the professional program in 2019: n/a
Is preference given to in-state applicants vs. out-of-state applicants? No
Number of IN-STATE seats available for fall 2019 entering class: n/a
Number of OUT-OF-STATE seats available for fall 2019 entering class: n/a
Minimum overall GPA considered: High School Average >85%
Minimum prerequisite GPA considered: N/A
Minimum composite PCAT score considered: N/A
Previous college experience prior to enrolling in the school/college of pharmacy: 0 years
Does your program require pharmacy observation hours? No
Estimated percent of males in 2018 entering class: 40%
Estimated percent of females in 2018 entering class: 60%
Estimated average GPA of accepted students in 2018 entering class: N/A
Age RANGE of entering students for fall 2018 class: 17 - 25 years old
Ratio of applications received to the number of first-year students enrolled in fall 2018 class: 2:1

Program Prerequisites (back to top)

Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 0
Total number of basic science college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 0
Total number of college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation:
Applicants must successfully complete ALL course prerequisites by the end of the: Spring 2019 term
Course Prerequisites Table
Course Title Semester Hours Quarter Hours

Additional Information

The program is a 0-6 program and as such does not require any college level prerequisites. The Pre-pharmacy curriculum is built into the program.

AP Credits Accepted for Prerequisite Coursework


Supplemental Application (back to top)

Supplemental Application Required

We are not a participating PharmCAS institution


Tests (back to top)

PCAT required?


Note: Select PharmCAS Code 104 to report PCAT scores directly to PharmCAS.
TOEFL® required?


Note:Select code 8246 to report TOEFL scores directly to PharmCAS.
Other required tests or credentials:

Experience (back to top)

Is health care-related experience required? Not required

Residency (back to top)

Is proof of state residency required? No
Is preference given to state residents? No
Is preference given to residents of other states? No

Foreign Applicants (back to top)

Is proof of U.S. residency required? No
Are foreign citizens considered? Yes
Are U.S. permanent residents considered? Yes
Are Canadian citizens considered? Yes
Policy for accepting non-U.S. coursework (excluding study abroad): Send an original foreign transcript directly to the school
Deadline for receiving foreign transcripts/evaluations: February 1, 2018 Postmarked by deadline

Letters of Reference (back to top)

Are letters of reference (LORs) accepted? Yes
Number of LORs you accept: Two (2)
Are LORs required? Yes
Do applicants send the LORs to PharmCAS, or directly to your school? directly to the school
Institution Specific Details:

Two letters of reference are required. One letter must be from a high school science or math teacher.

LOR types that are REQUIRED:

  • Professor (Math)
  • Professor (Science)



Note: please verify the institution specific details regarding CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED LOR types.

LOR types that are NOT ACCEPTED:

Are Committee Letters accepted? No
Are Composite Letters accepted? No

Interviews (back to top)

Does your institution conduct interviews? No
Interview Format:
  • My institution does not conduct interviews
Interview Dates:
  • n/a

Interviews to the professional years of the program are held during the spring semester of second year. All students complete a 30 minute in person interview with two faculty members or preceptors. Interviews are scheduled by the Office of the Dean during two weeks in April of the second year.

Accepted Applicants (back to top)

When are acceptance letters mailed to regular applicants? Acceptance letters are mailed out in Mid December for those who meet the November 15 Early decision and December 1 early action eadline and by March 1 for all applicants who complete the application process by February 1.
When is the response to the acceptance offer due? The Deadline for deposit is May 1
Is there a deposit to hold an acceptee's place in the class?


Amount: $400
Due: on or before May 1
Refundable? No
New Student Orientation Information:
  • Various dates in July and August
First day of classes and/or matriculation: September 5, 2018- New Student Convocation, which is mandatory, is scheduled for Tuesday September 4, 2018.
Are requests for deferred entrance considered? Yes