Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences - Boston, MA

For Fall 2015 admissions MCPHS-Boston will not be accepting any transfer students.



  1. Contact Information ↑ 

    • Admissions Office Contact:

      • Elizabeth Duggan 
      • Admission Counselor 
      • Admission Office 
      • 179 Longwood Avenue  
      • Boston 
      • Massachusetts 
      • 02115  
      • Phone (Work): 617-732-2850  
      • Email: elizabeth.duggan@mcphs.edu 

    • Website:


  2. Program Deadline ↑ 

    PharmCAS Application and Transcript Deadline for the class entering fall of 2015:  We are not a participating PharmCAS institution
    Application Deadline(s) - For non-PharmCAS participating schools only:  02/01/2015


  3. Accreditation Status ↑ 


  4. Program Information ↑ 

    For Fall 2015 admissions MCPHS-Boston will not be accepting any transfer students.

    • 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:
    • Does your institution participate in the Early Decision Program (EDP)? We are not a participating PharmCAS institution
    • Alternative enrollment options available
      • None
      • Other
      • If Other, please list: For Fall 2015 admissions MCPHS-Boston will not be accepting any transfer students.
    • 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:
      • MCPHS University - Manchester, NH  
      • MCPHS University - Worcester, MA 



  5. Program Description ↑ 

    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.


  6. Program Statistics and Criteria ↑ 

    For Fall 2015 admissions MCPHS-Boston will not be accepting any transfer students. 

    • Estimated number interviewed for fall 2014 entering class: 20
    • Estimated number accepted for fall 2014 entering class: 5
    • Estimated fall 2014 entering class size including early assurance and transfer seats: 5
    • Estimated number of early assurance students advancing to the professional program: N/A
    • Estimated number of transfer applicants accepted: 5
    • Estimated number of out-of-state applicants accepted: 1
    • Estimated percent of males in 2014 entering class: 0%
    • Estimated percent of females in 2014 entering class: 100%
    • Estimated average GPA of accepted students: 3.0+
    • Is preference given to in-state applicants vs. out-of-state applicants? No
    • Minimum overall GPA considered: 3.0
    • Minimum prerequisite GPA considered: 2.8
    • Minimum composite PCAT score considered: N/A
    • Previous college experience prior to enrolling in the school/college of pharmacy: 0 years
    • Age RANGE of entering students, excluding transfer students entering other than the first year of your program: 20-35 years old
    • Ratio of applications received to the number of first-year students enrolled, excluding transfer students entering other than the first year of your program: 146:1

  7. Program Prerequisites ↑ 

    • Applicants must successfully complete ALL course prerequisites by the end of the: Fall 2014 term
    • Course Prerequisites Table:
      Course Title Semester Hours Quarter Hours
      Total    
      For Fall 2015 admissions MCPHS-Boston will not be accepting any transfer students.     
    • Additional Information: 

      For Fall 2015 admissions MCPHS-Boston will not be accepting any transfer students.


  8. Supplemental Application ↑ 

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

  9. Tests ↑ 

    • PCAT required? No
      • Details: 
      • Note: select PharmCAS Code 104 to report PCAT scores directly to PharmCAS. 
    • TOEFL® required? Yes
      • 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 but recommended

  11. Residency ↑ 

    • Is proof of state residency required? No
    • 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

  13. Letters of Reference ↑ 

    • Are letters of reference (LORs) accepted? No
    • Institution Specific Details: 

      For Fall 2015 admissions MCPHS-Boston will not be accepting any transfer students.

    • 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: 

  14. Interviews ↑ 

    • Does your institution conduct interviews? Yes
    • Interview Dates:
      • October - March 
    • Details: 

      For Fall 2015 admissions MCPHS-Boston will not be accepting any transfer students.


  15. Accepted Applicants ↑ 

    • When are acceptance letters mailed to regular applicants? For Fall 2015 admissions MCPHS-Boston will not be accepting any transfer students.
    • Is there a deposit to hold an acceptee's place in the class? No
      • Details: For Fall 2015 admissions MCPHS-Boston will not be accepting any transfer students.
    • New Student Orientation Information: 
      • Details: For Fall 2015 admissions MCPHS-Boston will not be accepting any transfer students.
    • First day of classes and/or matriculation: For Fall 2015 admissions MCPHS-Boston will not be accepting any transfer students.
    • Are requests for deferred entrance considered? No
      • Details: For Fall 2015 admissions MCPHS-Boston will not be accepting any transfer students.