Husson University
School of Pharmacy

  1. Contact Information ↑ 

  2. Program Deadline ↑ 

    PharmCAS Application and Transcript Deadline for the class entering fall of 2018:  March 1, 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 Yes
    • If Yes, Check all that apply: 
      • PharmD/M.S.
      • PharmD/M.B.A
    • Structure of your PharmD program: 2-4 (two years prepharmacy required)
    • Is a Baccalaureate degree preferred for admissions? No
    • Open House Information:
      • Dates: October 28, 2017 
      • Details:  
      • Dates:  
      • Details:  
    • Does your institution participate in the Early Decision Program (EDP)? Yes
    • Alternative enrollment options available
      • None
    • Is your institution participating in the Centralized Criminal Background Check (CBC)? Yes
    • Is your institution participating in the PharmCAS-facilitated Drug Screening Service? Yes
    • Satellite/Branch Campuses:

  5. Program Description ↑ 

    Husson was founded in 1898 and in October of 2009 became Husson University in recognition of its status as a professional doctoral degree granting institution. The 200 acre campus is situated on the outskirts of Bangor, Maine, the health services and education center for the northern two-thirds of Maine. With a total enrollment of 3600 students, 65 per class in the School of Pharmacy, Husson University has expanded its health care offerings to also include graduate programs in nursing, physical therapy and occupational therapy and health care management.The 148-credit, four-year professional pharmacy program includes introductory, longitudinal and advanced practice experiences beginning as early as the first professional year. The goal of the curriculum is to graduate pharmacists capable of providing patient and population centered pharmaceutical care consistent with our vision of being “A regional leader in integrative pharmacy education committed to influencing the practice of pharmacy and rural health in the State of Maine.”

  6. Program Statistics and Criteria ↑ 

    • Estimated number planning to interview for fall 2018 entering class: 130
    • Estimated number planning to accept for fall 2018 entering class: 65
    • Estimated fall 2018 entering class size including early assurance: 65
    • Estimated number of early assurance students advancing to the professional program in 2018: 0
    • 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: N/A
    • Minimum prerequisite GPA considered: 2.75
    • Minimum composite PCAT score considered: N/A
    • Previous college experience prior to enrolling in the school/college of pharmacy: 1 to 2 years, no degree (1-60 sem hrs)
    • Estimated percent of males in 2017 entering class: 50%-60%
    • Estimated percent of females in 2017 entering class: 40%-50%
    • Estimated average GPA of accepted students in 2017 entering class: 3.3
    • Age RANGE of entering students for fall 2017 class: 20-32
    • Ratio of applications received to the number of first-year students enrolled in fall 2017 class: 6:1

  7. Program Prerequisites ↑ 

    • 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: 32
    • 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: Summer 2018 term
    • Course Prerequisites Table:
      Course Title Semester Hours Quarter Hours
      Total 60  90 
      General Chemistry with Labs   12 
      Organic Chemistry with labs   12 
      General Education Electives  
      General Biology with labs   12 
      Anatomy & Physiology with labs   12 
      Calculus with applications  
      Statistics and Probability  
      English Composition  
      Economics (Macro or Micro)  
      Psychology or Sociology  
    • Additional Information: 

      AP credits for Math/Science prerequisites will be not be accepted. General Education Electives – Choose one from two separate areas: Humanities, History, Philosophy/Ethics, Foreign Culture/Conversation, and Fine Arts.

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

  8. Supplemental Application ↑ 

    • Supplemental Application required? No

  9. Tests ↑ 

    • PCAT required? Yes
      • The oldest PCAT considered: October 2014
      • Details: 

        July 2016, September 2016 or January 2017

      • Note: select PharmCAS Code 104 to report PCAT scores directly to PharmCAS. 
    • TOEFL® required? Yes
      • Details: 

        IBT minimum TOEFL of 80 or equivalent if the undergraduate prerequisites were completed in a Country where English is not the primary language.

      • 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 but recommended

  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? 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: 02/01/2018 Postmarked by deadline

  13. Letters of Reference ↑ 

    • Are letters of reference (LORs) accepted? Yes
      • Number of LORs you accept: Three (3)
      • Are LORs required? Yes
      • Do applicants send the LORs to PharmCAS, or directly to your school? to PharmCAS
    • LOR types that are 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 Composite Letters accepted? No

  14. Interviews ↑ 

    • Does your institution conduct interviews? Yes
    • Interview Format:
      • Individual applicants with two or more interviewers
    • Interview Dates:
      • 10/17 - 04/18 
    • Details: 

      Students are invited for interviews based on their composite PCAT score and their math/science GPA. Interviews are conducted in the morning and afternoon and consist of an orientation, a 20 minute group case discussion, a 20 minute timed writing on a question related to the case study and a 30 minute interview with a team of one faculty member and a current student from the School of Pharmacy.

  15. Accepted Applicants ↑ 

    • When are acceptance letters mailed to regular applicants? No later than 04/30/2018; Early admit decisions mailed out on a case by case basis.
    • When is the response to the acceptance offer due? Two weeks after the date of the acceptance letter.
    • Is there a deposit to hold an acceptee's place in the class? Yes
      • Amount: $750
      • Due: Two weeks after date of acceptance letter
      • Refundable? No
      • Details: $750 non-refundable deposit. Applied towards first semester tuition.
    • New Student Orientation Information: 
      • 8/23/2018-8/24/2018 
      • Details: 
    • First day of classes and/or matriculation: 8/27/2018
    • Are requests for deferred entrance considered? Yes
      • Details: