D'Youville College

School of Pharmacy

Contact Information (back to top)

Admissions Office Contact:

Dr. Christopher Jadoch
Assistant Dean of Faculty and Student Affairs

D'Youville College School of Pharmacy

320 Porter Avenue
Buffalo, New York 14201

Phone (Work): (716) 829-8440


Program Deadline (back to top)

PharmCAS Application and Transcript Deadline for the class entering fall of 2019: June 3, 2019

Accreditation Status (back to top)

ACPE Accreditation Status: Full Accreditation

Program Information (back to top)

Do you follow the AACP Cooperative Admissions Guidelines? Yes
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 Yes
If Yes, Check all that apply:
  • PharmD/M.B.A
  • PharmD/M.P.H.
  • Other
  • If Other, please list:MASTERS IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION: Students who qualify and have completed their P1 year may apply to the MBA program at D'Youville College at 50% off the cost of the MBA tuition. The MBA program runs concurrently with the PharmD program. Certain PharmD coursework is reviewed for transfer into the MBA program allowing students to complete their MBA in 4 semesters. MASTERS IN PUBLIC HEALTH: The School of Pharmacy has a formal arrangement with Daemen College in Amherst, New York for students to earn a Master's Degree in Public Health while receiving their Doctor of Pharmacy degree at D'Youville College. MASTERS IN HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: The School of Pharmacy has a formal arrangement with Canisius College in Buffalo, New York for students to earn a Master's Degree in Health Information Technology while receiving their Doctor of Pharmacy degree at D'Youville College.
Structure of your PharmD program: 2-4 (two years prepharmacy required)
Is a Baccalaureate degree preferred for admissions? No
Open House Information:
Does your institution participate in the Early Decision Program (EDP)? Yes
Alternative enrollment options available
  • Early Assurance
Is your institution participating in the Centralized Criminal Background Check (CBC)? Yes
Is your institution participating in the PharmCAS-facilitated Drug Screening Service? No
Satellite/Branch Campuses:

Program Description (back to top)

The D'Youville School of Pharmacy is designed to prepare students to practice in an inter-professional patient-centered environment where pharmacists are responsible for assisting patients in managing their medication regimens. Graduates of the program will be taught to communicate effectively with patients and other health care practitioners, to solve problems related to drug therapy regimens, and to develop and evaluate programs to improve the health of the communities they serve.


As a private institution, our school provides a personalized experience for each future pharmacist.  All students in our program are treated as individuals; they are never made to feel as though they are just a number.


D’Youville offers a mix of didactic (traditional classroom) and small group learning opportunities where students and faculty work together to ensure topics are explored from multiple perspectives. Our unique school calendar grants a 2-week break mid-semester which allows students to fully immerse themselves within their pharmacy rotation. Since classes are not held during rotations, students are afforded the opportunity to participate in both U.S. and International IPPE and APPE rotations starting in the First Professional year of study.


The D’Youville mission's emphasis is on leadership and service to the community is reflected in the pharmacy program. Students will practice leadership skills while working collaboratively with their colleagues and the faculty on problem sets, case analyses, and class and service projects. Through class exercises and practice experiences our fully accredited pharmacy program will teach students to care for patients and communities.


D’Youville School of Pharmacy prides itself on developing our students to become competent and compassionate pharmacists.


D'Youville College is an urban campus close to downtown Buffalo, the vibrant canal-side, and the Peace Bridge which links the United States and Canada. Our state-of-the-art Pharmacy Building boasts stunning views of the Buffalo skyline and Niagara Falls.


Doctor of Pharmacy applications for the D’Youville College School of Pharmacy for the fall of 2019 are now being accepted via PharmCAS Application Services.


Please feel encouraged to contact the D’Youville College School of Pharmacy’s Office of Admissions to arrange for a visit or to ask questions: Beverly J. Taggart/ Assistant Director of Admissions and Advisement 716-829-8440 or taggartb@dyc.edu.

Program Statistics and Criteria (back to top)

Estimated number planning to interview for fall 2019 entering class: 160
Estimated number planning to accept for fall 2019 entering class: 145
Estimated fall 2019 entering class size including early assurance: 76
Estimated number of early assurance students advancing to the professional program in 2019: 20
Is preference given to in-state applicants vs. out-of-state applicants? No
Number of IN-STATE seats available for fall 2019 entering class: 0-76
Number of OUT-OF-STATE seats available for fall 2019 entering class: 0-76
Minimum overall GPA considered: 2.50 (Overall Prerequisite)
Minimum prerequisite GPA considered: 2.50 (Math and Science Prerequisite)
Minimum composite PCAT score considered: No minimum PCAT score is required; however, competitive applicants usually score in the 60th percentile.
Previous college experience prior to enrolling in the school/college of pharmacy: 1 to 2 years, no degree (1-60 sem hrs)
Does your program require pharmacy observation hours? No
Estimated percent of males in 2018 entering class: 38%
Estimated percent of females in 2018 entering class: 62%
Estimated average GPA of accepted students in 2018 entering class: 3.24 Pre-requsite classes only
Age RANGE of entering students for fall 2018 class: 18 - 35
Ratio of applications received to the number of first-year students enrolled in fall 2018 class: 3.4:1

Program Prerequisites (back to top)

Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 60
Total number of basic science college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 36
Total number of college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 90
Applicants must successfully complete ALL course prerequisites by the end of the: Spring 2019 term
Course Prerequisites Table
Course Title Semester Hours Quarter Hours
Total 60  90 
Biology I with Lab 
Biology II with Lab 
Human Biomedical Science with Lab (200-Level or higher or Course Equivalent) 
General Chemistry I with Lab 
General Chemistry II with Lab 
Organic Chemistry I with Lab 
Organic Chemistry II with Lab 
Physics I with Lab 
Calculus I  
Statistics  3 or 4 
English Composition I  4.5 
English Composition II  4.5 
Social Sciences and Humanities  13.5 
Public Speaking or Communications  4.5 
Economics  4.5 

Additional Information

  1. All required science courses (Biology, Human Biomedical Science, and Chemistry) require a laboratory component.
  2. If General Biology is not offered at your school, you may take Botany or Zoology and Cell Biology to satisfy the General Biology requirement.
  3. Two 200-level or higher or Course Equivalent Human Biomedical Science courses
    without labs can be substituted for a single Human Biomedical Science with lab.
    The Biomedical Science Courses that are acceptable include Microbiology,
    Anatomy, Physiology, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Genetics, and/or
    Pharmacology. Microbiology or Anatomy and Physiology are recommended.
  4. All pre-professional science courses must be obtained from an accredited institution for a letter grade; Pass/Fail, online, distance learning, CLEP and advanced placement courses are not accepted.
  5. Examples of acceptable Social Sciences: Sociology, Psychology, History or Political Science.
  6. Examples of acceptable Humanities: Ethics, Philosophy, Fine Arts, Literature, Religious Studies, and Foreign Languages. 
  7. All pre-requisite coursework must be completed with a grade of “C” (2.0/4.0) or better.
  8. Science and Math courses should be current, completed no more than five years prior to enrollment.
  9. All pre-requisite Math and Science courses must be equivalent in scope and rigor to those required for Math, Chemistry and Biology majors at D’Youville College.
  10. All students are expected to be proficient in the implementation of computer operating systems, software applications for word processing, statistical analysis, database management, presentations, e-mail, and the use of online databases.
  11. All questions concerning pre-requisite requirements or course equivalents should be directed to Dr. Christopher Jadoch.

AP Credits Accepted for Prerequisite Coursework


Supplemental Application (back to top)

Supplemental Application Required


Tests (back to top)

PCAT required?


The oldest PCAT considered: January 2016

Applicants are advised to take the PCAT in September. The PCAT must be taken by the February 2019 test date for fall 2019 admission.

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



D’Youville College School of Pharmacy requires TOEFL scores for applicants whose native language is not English; unless the applicant has attended an English speaking institution for two or more years. TSE is required if TOEFL score is < 600 paper, 250 computer, or 100 internet. TSE minimum score of 40 is required.

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

All accepted applicants must provide documentation that they have completed all required immunizations and must complete a criminal background check from a vendor approved by the school of pharmacy prior to matriculation. Check our website for details.

Experience (back to top)

Is health care-related experience required? Not required but recommended

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? Yes
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 a foreign transcript evaluation report (FTER) to PharmCAS
Deadline for receiving foreign transcripts/evaluations: 06/01/2019 Received by deadline

Foreign Transcript Evaluation Report (FTER) will be accepted from one of the following: World Education Services (WES), the Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE), or Josef Silny & Associates.

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? to PharmCAS

LOR types that are REQUIRED:


  • Employer
  • Faculty Adviser
  • Health Care Professional
  • Pharmacist
  • Pre-Health Adviser
  • Professor (Liberal Arts)
  • Professor (Math)
  • Professor (Science)
  • Supervisor


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

LOR types that are NOT ACCEPTED:

  • Clergy
  • Family Member
  • Friend
  • Politician
  • Teaching Assistant
Are Committee Letters accepted? Yes
A Committee Letter is: Recommended but Not Required
Does it count as more than one LOR? Yes
Are Composite Letters accepted? Yes
A Composite Letter is: Recommended but Not Required
Does it count as more than one LOR? Yes

Interviews (back to top)

Does your institution conduct interviews? Yes
Interview Format:
  • Multiple Mini Interviews (MMI)
Interview Dates:
  • September through May

D’Youville College School of Pharmacy’s core values are excellence, lifelong learning, cultural diversity, professionalism, leadership, social responsibility, critical inquiry and collaboration. The school of pharmacy’s interview process will employ a series of multiple mini-interviews aimed at assessing a candidate’s attributes in these core values, and their potential to develop into a competent and compassionate pharmacist who values and renders patient-centered care.

Accepted Applicants (back to top)

When are acceptance letters mailed to regular applicants? Beginning in September, applicants are accepted on a rolling basis (typically within 2 weeks after an interview) until the class is full.
When is the response to the acceptance offer due? 10 business days after receipt of acceptance letter.
Is there a deposit to hold an acceptee's place in the class?


Amount: $750.00
Due: 10 business days after receipt of acceptance letter.
Refundable? No
Details: $750 deposit is due for all accepted students 10 business days after receipt of acceptance letter.
New Student Orientation Information:
  • 8//7/2019 - 8/9/2019
First day of classes and/or matriculation: Monday, August, 12, 2019
Are requests for deferred entrance considered? Yes