Husson University

School of Pharmacy

Contact Information (back to top)

Admissions Office Contact:

Melissa Rosenberg
Director of Admissions for Pharmacy

1 College Circle
Bangor, Maine 04401

Phone (Work): 207-404-5660

Website:

Program Deadline (back to top)

PharmCAS Application and Transcript Deadline for the class entering fall of 2019: March 1, 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 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? Yes
Open House Information:
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)? No
Is your institution participating in the PharmCAS-facilitated Drug Screening Service? No
Satellite/Branch Campuses:

Program Description (back to top)

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 145-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.”

Program Statistics and Criteria (back to top)

Estimated number planning to interview for fall 2019 entering class: 120
Estimated number planning to accept for fall 2019 entering class: 55
Estimated fall 2019 entering class size including early assurance: 55
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: N/A
Number of OUT-OF-STATE seats available for fall 2019 entering class: N/A
Minimum overall GPA considered: N/A
Minimum prerequisite GPA considered: 2.75
Minimum composite PCAT score considered: 20th Percentile Preferred
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? Recommended, but not required
Estimated percent of males in 2018 entering class: 50%
Estimated percent of females in 2018 entering class: 50%
Estimated average GPA of accepted students in 2018 entering class: 3.3
Age RANGE of entering students for fall 2018 class: 20-32
Ratio of applications received to the number of first-year students enrolled in fall 2018 class: 5:1

Program Prerequisites (back to top)

Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 63
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 2019 term
Course Prerequisites Table
Course Title Semester Hours Quarter Hours
Total 63  90 
General Chemistry with Labs   12 
Organic Chemistry with labs   12 
General Biology with Labs  12 
Anatomy & Physiology with Labs  12 
Calculus 
Statistics 
English Composition 
English Literature 
General Psychology 
Introduction to Ethics 
General Education (Language & Culture, Art, Global)9  15 

Additional Information

AP credits for Math/Science prerequisites will be not be accepted.

AP Credits Accepted for Prerequisite Coursework

Yes

Supplemental Application (back to top)

Supplemental Application Required

No

Tests (back to top)

PCAT required?

Yes

The oldest PCAT considered: October 2015
Details:

July 2018, September 2018, January 2019

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:

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: 02/01/2019 Postmarked by deadline

Letters of Reference (back to top)

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 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 Composite Letters accepted? No

Interviews (back to top)

Does your institution conduct interviews? Yes
Interview Format:
  • Individual applicants with two or more interviewers
Interview Dates:
  • 10/18 - 04/19
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.

Accepted Applicants (back to top)

When are acceptance letters mailed to regular applicants? No later than 04/30/2019; 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:
  • 8/29/2019-8/39/2019
First day of classes and/or matriculation: 9/03/2019
Are requests for deferred entrance considered? Yes