St. John's University
College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences



  1. Contact Information ↑ 

    • 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 
      • Email: sayol@stjohns.edu 

    • Website:


  2. Program Deadline ↑ 

    PharmCAS Application and Transcript Deadline for the class entering fall of 2015:  We are not a participating PharmCAS institution
    Application Deadline(s) - For non-PharmCAS participating schools only: 


  3. Accreditation Status ↑ 


  4. Program Information ↑ 

    • 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:
    • Is a Baccalaureate degree preferred for admissions? 
    • 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:



  5. Program Description ↑ 

    Well-trained pharmacists are always in demand. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs 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.


  6. Program Statistics and Criteria ↑ 

    • Estimated number interviewed for fall 2014 entering class: n/a
    • Estimated number accepted for fall 2014 entering class: 900
    • Estimated fall 2014 entering class size including early assurance and transfer seats: 300
    • Estimated number of early assurance students advancing to the professional program: n/a
    • Estimated number of transfer applicants accepted: 2
    • Estimated number of out-of-state applicants accepted: 50
    • Estimated percent of males in 2014 entering class: 36%
    • Estimated percent of females in 2014 entering class: 64%
    • Estimated average GPA of accepted students: 94% (High School)
    • Estimated number of students to be interviewed: n/a
    • Number of TRANSFER seats available for fall 2015 entering class: <5
    • 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
    • Age RANGE of entering students, excluding transfer students entering other than the first year of your program: 17 - 25 years old
    • Ratio of applications received to the number of first-year students enrolled, excluding transfer students entering other than the first year of your program: 4:1

  7. Program Prerequisites ↑ 

    • Total number of basic science college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: N/A
    • Applicants must successfully complete ALL course prerequisites by the end of the: Spring 2015 term
    • Course Prerequisites Table:
      Course Title Semester Hours Quarter Hours
      Total    
      N/A     
    • Additional Information: 

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


  8. Supplemental Application ↑ 

    • Supplemental Application required? We are not a participating PharmCAS institution

  9. Tests ↑ 

    • PCAT required? No
      • Note: select PharmCAS Code 104 to report PCAT scores directly to PharmCAS. 
    • TOEFL® required? No
      • Note: select code 8246 to report TOEFL scores directly to PharmCAS. 

  10. Experience ↑ 

    • Is health care-related experience required? Not required

  11. Residency ↑ 

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

  12. Foreign Applicants ↑ 

    • 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 Postmarked by deadline

  13. Letters of Reference ↑ 

    • 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)
    • LOR types that are RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED: 
    • LOR types that are CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED: 
    • 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

  14. Interviews ↑ 

    • Does your institution conduct interviews? No
    • Interview Dates:
    • Details: 

      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 precptors.


  15. Accepted Applicants ↑ 

    • When are acceptance letters mailed to regular applicants? Acceptance letters are mailed out in Mid December for those who meet the December 1, deadline 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? Yes
      • Amount: $400
      • Due: on or before May 1
      • Refundable? No
    • New Student Orientation Information: 
      • Various dates in July and August 
      • Details: Specific dates will be provided after the student deposits.
    • First day of classes and/or matriculation: September 3, 2014 - New Student Convocation which is mandatory is scheduled for Tuesday September 2, 2014
    • Are requests for deferred entrance considered? Yes
      • Details: All requests must be done in writing and be approved by the Office of the Dean, College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. The maximum period for deferral is one year.