MCPHS has a rolling admission process, and the sooner you submit your application, the more favorably you will be considered both for admission and scholarship.
Prospective students must select only one MCPHS University campus to apply to within a given academic year. If multiple applications are received, only the first received application will be reviewed.
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS) provides a unique academic environment to guide and support students toward successful, sustainable careers and leadership in health care. MCPHS is a private independent institution with a long and distinguished history of specializing in health sciences education. For students who aspire to become practicing pharmacists and have completed their pre-professional coursework at a regionally accredited college or university, this is a fall start, year-round, full-time, 34-month program (2 years of classroom instruction, 10 months of advanced rotations) provides an intensive professional course of study leading to the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree.
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences School of Pharmacy-Worcester/Manchester is one of only a handful of institutions in the country that offers this type of accelerated PharmD program. We have professional pharmacy practice laboratories with leading-edge equipment and technology. The program educates students to become critical thinkers and responsible health care professionals. MCPHS offers a Postgraduate Training Certificate of Achievement which is a focused area of study that is available for students interested in pursuing residency or fellowship training after graduation. Graduates are eligible to sit for board examinations and become licensed pharmacists.
Apply early! Applications verified before December 15 will receive priority consideration for merit-based scholarships.
All admission and application data listed below is composite data for both the Manchester, NH and Worcester, MA campuses. Please see the Description in the Program Description section.
|Course Title||Semester Hours||Quarter Hours|
|Total||66 / 39*||99 / 56*|
|General Biology I (lab is optional)||4||6|
|General Biology II (with lab)||4||6|
|History or Political Science*||3||4|
|Physics (with lab)||3||4|
|Math or Computer Science Elective||3||4|
|Social Science Elective*||3||4|
|Behavioral Science Elective*||3||4|
|Microbiology (with lab)||3||4|
|General Chemistry I (with lab)||4||6|
|General Chemistry II (with lab)||4||6|
|Organic Chemistry I (with lab)||4||6|
|Organic Chemistry II (with lab)||4||6|
*Applicants who have (or will) earn a BS or BA degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution prior to matriculation are exempt from the * marked liberal arts/core requirements coursework. MCPHS gives priority to applicants who have completed the majority of the prerequisites at the time of application review. All math and science courses must have been completed within the last ten years, and all courses must have been completed with a minimum grade of C (not C–) to satisfy the requirements. All coursework must be completed at a regionally accredited institution. Preference is given to applicants who complete the prerequisites at a 4-year institution. All prerequisite coursework must be completed prior to matriculation at MCPHS.
Candidates for whom English is not their native language are required to take the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS (International English Language Testing Service). A minimum TOEFL score of 79 (iBT) or a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 is required for consideration.
Students who have not earned, or will not earn, a BS or BA degree prior to their anticipated matriculation at MCPHS must submit an official high school transcript.
A course-by-course evaluation is required for all college-level coursework completed outside the U.S. We accept course-by-course evaluations from World Education Service (WES) only. Official transcript(s) from all foreign schools must be submitted directly to MCPHS.
Selected candidates are invited interview on a rolling basis beginning October 1. All candidates are required to complete an writing sample during the interview and should expect to be available for approximately two hours.