Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences - Boston, MA

Contact Information (back to top)

Admissions Office Contact:

JoAnna Bishop
Associate Director of Transfer & Graduate Admission

Admission Office

179 Longwood Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts 02115

Phone (Work): 617-732-2153

Phone (Fax): 617-732-2118

Website:

Program Deadline (back to top)

PharmCAS Application and Transcript Deadline for the class entering fall of 2019: February 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.P.H.
Structure of your PharmD program: 0-6 (no prepharmacy requirements)
Is a Baccalaureate degree preferred for admissions? No
Open House Information:
  • Dates

    October 13th, November 4th

    Details

Does your institution participate in the Early Decision Program (EDP)? No
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:
  • MCPHS University - Manchester, NH
  • MCPHS University - Worcester, MA

Program Description (back to top)

MCPHS University, formerly Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, is the oldest institution of higher education in the entire city of Boston and the second-oldest university of pharmacy in the United States. Since the University's founding in 1823, MCPHS University has been on the cutting edge of innovation in healthcare education.The six-year accelerated Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program provides direct entry from high school and includes a two-year liberal arts and sciences phase followed by a four-year professional phase, ensuring that graduates are critical thinkers, capable professionals, and compassionate caregivers.

Program Statistics and Criteria (back to top)

Estimated number planning to interview for fall 2019 entering class: N/A
Estimated number planning to accept for fall 2019 entering class: N/A
Estimated fall 2019 entering class size including early assurance: N/A
Estimated number of early assurance students advancing to the professional program in 2019: N/A
Is preference given to in-state applicants vs. out-of-state applicants? No
Number of IN-STATE seats available for fall 2019 entering class:
Number of OUT-OF-STATE seats available for fall 2019 entering class:
Minimum overall GPA considered: 3.0
Minimum prerequisite GPA considered: 3.0
Minimum composite PCAT score considered: N/A
Previous college experience prior to enrolling in the school/college of pharmacy: 0 years
Does your program require pharmacy observation hours? Recommended, but not required
Estimated percent of males in 2018 entering class: N/A
Estimated percent of females in 2018 entering class: N/A
Estimated average GPA of accepted students in 2018 entering class: N/A
Age RANGE of entering students for fall 2018 class: N/A
Ratio of applications received to the number of first-year students enrolled in fall 2018 class: N/A

Program Prerequisites (back to top)

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: 0
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
Please visit our website for prerequisite information. https://www.mcphs.edu/academics/school-of-pharmacy/pharmacy/pharmacy-pharmd     

AP Credits Accepted for Prerequisite Coursework

Yes

Supplemental Application (back to top)

Supplemental Application Required

No

Tests (back to top)

PCAT required?

No

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

Yes

Details:

If English is your second language, you will be required to submit a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a minimum score of 79 or an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with a minimum score 6.5. Please visit our website for further information.

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? 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 a foreign transcript evaluation report (FTER) to PharmCAS
Details:

 Official transcripts from non-U.S. secondary schools, colleges or universities must be sent to the World Education Services (WES) for a course-by-course evaluation

Letters of Reference (back to top)

Are letters of reference (LORs) accepted? Yes
Number of LORs you accept: One (1)
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:

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

LOR types that are CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED:

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

LOR types that are NOT ACCEPTED:

  • Family Member
  • Friend
Are Committee Letters accepted? Yes
A Committee Letter is: Recommended but Not Required
Does it count as more than one LOR? No
Are Composite Letters accepted? Yes
A Composite Letter is: Recommended but Not Required
Does it count as more than one LOR? No

Interviews (back to top)

Does your institution conduct interviews? Yes
Interview Format:
  • Individual applicants with one interviewer
Interview Dates:
  • October - March
Details:

Accepted Applicants (back to top)

When are acceptance letters mailed to regular applicants?
When is the response to the acceptance offer due?
Is there a deposit to hold an acceptee's place in the class?

Yes

Amount: $500
Due: Within 30 days of acceptance date
Refundable? No
New Student Orientation Information:
Are requests for deferred entrance considered? No