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: 

    • Website:

  2. Program Deadline ↑ 

    PharmCAS Application and Transcript Deadline for the class entering fall of 2018:  We are not a participating PharmCAS institution
    Application Deadline(s) - For non-PharmCAS participating schools only:  02/01/2018

  3. Accreditation Status ↑ 

  4. Program Information ↑ 

    • 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:
      • Dates: 10/14/2017 11/19/2017 
      • Details:  
    • 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, 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.

  6. Program Statistics and Criteria ↑ 

    • Estimated number planning to interview for fall 2018 entering class: n/a
    • Estimated number planning to accept for fall 2018 entering class: 900
    • Estimated fall 2018 entering class size including early assurance: 300
    • Estimated number of early assurance students advancing to the professional program in 2018: n/a
    • Is preference given to in-state applicants vs. out-of-state applicants? No
      • Number of IN-STATE seats available for fall 2018 entering class: n/a
      • Number of OUT-OF-STATE seats available for fall 2018 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
    • Estimated percent of males in 2017 entering class: 40%
    • Estimated percent of females in 2017 entering class: 60%
    • Estimated average GPA of accepted students in 2017 entering class: N/A
    • Age RANGE of entering students for fall 2017 class: 17 - 25 years old
    • Ratio of applications received to the number of first-year students enrolled in fall 2017 class: 4:1

  7. Program Prerequisites ↑ 

    • 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 2018 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.

    • Does your program accept AP credits for prerequisite coursework? Yes

  8. Supplemental Application ↑ 

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

  9. Tests ↑ 

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

  10. Experience ↑ 

    • Is health care-related experience required? Not required

  11. Residency ↑ 

    • Is proof of state residency required? No
      • Details: 
    • 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, 2018 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 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 Format:
      • My institution does not conduct interviews
    • Interview Dates:
      • n/a 
    • 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 preceptors. Interviews are scheduled by the Office of the Dean during two weeks in April of the second year.

  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: August 29, 2017 - New Student Convocation which is mandatory is scheduled for Tuesday First Day of Classes -August 30, 2016
    • 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.