TWO IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS! #1. New for Fall 2017: Early Decision! #2. Out-of-state scholarships to offset non-resident tuition! Contact us for more information.
A TRADITION OF RESEARCH AND DISCOVERY - Since 1886, the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (SPPS) has been a national leader in education and research in both Pharmacy Practice and the Pharmaceutical Sciences and is ranked amongst the top 25 schools in the country. The UB SPPS boasts one of the most competitive research programs in the country with faculty members obtaining sustained high level federal funding as well as industry and private support.
THE UB EXPERIENCE - The School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences recently moved to Kapoor Hall, located on the University's South Campus. Students enjoy state-of-the-art facilities, laboratories, "smart" classrooms, and centers for research that are among the finest in the world, all in a safe, close-knit setting. Thanks to a 10-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio, SPPS students work side-by-side with faculty who have established a reputation for excellence in scholarship, teaching, clinical activities, and research. It’s all part of an educational environment based on community and teamwork, with students, alumni, and faculty working together to create an atmosphere of active collaboration, professional development, and mentorship.
A COMMITMENT TO ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE - UB’s innovative curriculum is experiential, taking the lessons of the classroom and laboratory into real-world settings, where students develop crucial patient care and leadership skills and make tangible contributions to their field. Students immerse themselves in variety of clinical training settings, including hospitals, long term care (LTC), health maintenance organizations (HMOs), federal health agencies, hospice care, community health centers as well as a growing list of international training sites. Whether it’s required study in the emerging field of pharmacogenomics or access to the university’s super computers, UB SPPS students’ training and expertise gives them a strong advantage as they enter the competitive workforce.
RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES - UB sits at the nexus of a groundbreaking life sciences and bioinformatics research evidenced by these newly constructed facilities: The New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences as well the Buffalo Clinical and Translational Research Center. Our faculty are dedicated to pharmacotherapy research in areas such as infectious disease, transplantation, oncology, neurology, geriatrics, cardiovascular, medical imaging, critical care, therapeutic drug-drug interactions, development of biological therapies and medication adherence. Our top 20 AACP ranking for extramural funding is another strong indicator of our ability to create innovative scholarly experiences for our students.
Working in top-flight research SPPS centers such as the Center of Excellence in Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics, Center for Protein Therapeutics, Center for Health Outcomes Pharmacoinformatics and Epidemiology as well as our Global Health Initiative Center allows UB’s renowned researchers to work across disciplines furthering new research to improve people’s lives.
A WORLD OF ACADEMIC OPTIONS - The University at Buffalo offers students a wide range of professional programs and opportunities for exciting interdisciplinary study including dual/collaborative PharmD/MBA, PharmD/JD, PharmD/PhD, PharmD/MS, and PharmD/MPH combinations.
SCHOLARSHIPS - We offer scholarships for incoming P1’s who are non-New York State residents to help offset the cost of out-of-state tuition. These scholarships are one-time awards. After the first year, students may obtain residency and qualify for in-state tuition. Other available admissions-based scholarships are available and decisions are made and conveyed during the admission process. Note: these scholarships are not available to international students. Scholarship opportunities continue to be available throughout the program thanks to the generosity of alumni, friends, and various organizations/corporations.
Fall 2016 statistics are not yet finalized.
|Course Title||Semester Hours||Quarter Hours|
|General or Inorganic Chemistry I with Laboratory|
|General or Inorganic Chemistry II with Laboratory|
|Organic Chemistry I with Laboratory|
|Organic Chemistry II with Laboratory|
|Introductory Biology I with Laboratory|
|Introductory Biology II with Laboratory|
|Microbiology (Lab Optional)|
|Social Behavioral Science|
|English Composition I|
|English Composition II|
|General Education Requirements|
Applicants are advised to take the PCAT in the summer or fall. The January PCAT is also accepted.
The ability to communicate effectively in English is required. UB requires TOEFL or IELTS scores. A TOEFL score of 79 iBT or 550 paper-based is required. An IELTS score of 6.5 overall and with no subscore below 6.0 (on the Academic version of the test) is required.
The TOEFL or IELTS score must be dated within two years of the time the application is reviewed.
Students who are citizens of, and who claim to be native speakers of English, and who were educated in the English medium from Australia, Canada (except Quebec), Ireland, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland) are exempt from TOEFL. See: http://grad.buffalo.edu/apply/admissions/requirements.html
International students apply online using the same method as other students, but must supply additional information.
If admitted to our program, students will be asked to provide a copy of their passport, a financial form, a bank statement and current US immigration documents (such as current I-20 or visa).
Only WES iCAP accepted.
Once we process your PharmCAS application, you will be provided with login information to our Online Graduate Application Site where you will upload all immigration and financial documents. You will provide a bank statement showing that you and your sponsor(s) have enough money to pay your first year’s total costs.
A minimum of three (3) professional and/or academic Letters of Reference must be received by PharmCAS by March 1. UB will not accept any letter submitted directly to the Admissions Office. Each letter must include a standardized cover sheet including character ratings, which is provided by PharmCAS to your evaluators. Incomplete letters will not be considered. We do not accept letters from the following: Teaching Assistants, Pre-Health Advisors/Committee Letters, Politicians, Friends, Family Members, Co-Workers, or Clergy.
It is important to develop relationships to obtain academic and professional references by visiting your professors during office hours, impressing your supervisors, meeting with your advisor regularly, and shadowing or volunteering in a health-care setting. Share your personal essay with your evaluator so they understand your motivation towards pharmacy. You may ask your evaluator(s) to write a letter of recommendation, save it electronically, and later submit it during the application cycle in which you are applying. See: http://www.pharmcas.org/preparing-to-apply/what-youll-need-to-apply/letters-of-reference/list-of-pharmcas-questions-for-evaluators/
Applicants will be notified via email anytime throughout the admissions cycle if selected for an interview.
The purpose of the Admissions Interview is to assess the candidate's motivation for pharmacy, understanding of the pharmacist's role in the health care system, potential to be a caring health care professional, ability to work effectively with other individuals and patients, communication skills, writing skills, leadership ability and critical thinking/problem solving skills.