University of Maryland
School of Pharmacy



  1. Contact Information ↑ 

    • Admissions Office Contact:

      • JuliAna Brammer 
      • Director of Admissions, Records and Registration 
      • Pharmacy Hall Student Affairs 
      • 20 N Pine St. 
      • Suite S722 
      • Baltimore 
      • Maryland 
      • 21201 
      • Phone (Work): 410-706-3904 
      • Phone (Fax): 410-706-2158 
      • Email: jbrammer@rx.umaryland.edu 

      • Patrice Sharp 
      • Admissions Counselor 
      • Pharmacy Hall Student Affairs 
      • 20 N Pine St. 
      • Suite S722 
      • Baltimore 
      • Maryland 
      • 21201 
      • Phone (Work): 410-706-0732 
      • Phone (Fax): 410-706-2158 
      • Email: psharp@rx.umaryland.edu 

    • Website:


  2. Program Deadline ↑ 

    PharmCAS Application and Transcript Deadline for the class entering fall of 2015:  January 5, 2015


  3. Accreditation Status ↑ 


  4. Program Information ↑ 

    • Institution Type: Public
    • Is your institution part of an academic health center? Yes
    • Type of academic term: 
      • Semester (two terms per academic year)
    • Dual Degree Programs Yes
    • If Yes, Check all that apply: 
      • PharmD/P.H.D.
      • PharmD/M.B.A
      • PharmD/J.D.
      • PharmD/M.P.H.
    • Structure of your PharmD program: 2-4 (two years prepharmacy required)
    • Is a Baccalaureate degree preferred for admissions? No
    • 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:
      • Universities at Shady Grove Rockville, MD 



  5. Program Description ↑ 

    The University of Maryland (UM) School of Pharmacy, the fourth oldest school of pharmacy in the United States, leads pharmacy education, scientific discovery, patient care, and community engagement in the state of Maryland and beyond. With an enrollment of nearly 700 doctor of pharmacy and graduate students, the highly ranked school conducts cutting edge research in drug delivery mechanisms, cost impact studies, basic drug discovery and development, and disease management, and engages in a wide variety of professional practice activities, partnering with over 200 community pharmacies, hospitals, nursing homes, and other agencies to provide services to citizens and practitioners around the State and across the nation.

     

    Students can choose to complete the program either at the University of Maryland Baltimore campus or at the Universities of Shady Grove campus. Students at the Shady Grove location learn via digital education and have all the same resources and advantages of the Baltimore campus.

     

    The Pharmacy School is part of the University of Maryland, Baltimore comprised of an academic health center along with the Schools of Medicine, Law, Nursing, Physical Therapy, Dentistry and Social Work. The Shady Grove campus is located near National Institutes of Health, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the National Science Foundation, and the attractions of Washington D.C., as well as many area hospitals, such as Montgomery County General and Shady Grove Adventist. Both campuses provide a stimulating environment for cultural, civic and recreational activities.


  6. Program Statistics and Criteria ↑ 

    Please be sure your application is complete by the deadline your are applying for to ensure your application will be considered. This includes a PharmCAS application (with PCAT scores and 3 LOR), supplemental application, and fee. 

    • Estimated number interviewed for fall 2014 entering class: 400
    • Estimated number accepted for fall 2014 entering class: 250
    • Estimated fall 2014 entering class size including early assurance and transfer seats: 160
    • Estimated number of transfer applicants accepted: 2
    • Estimated number of out-of-state applicants accepted: 60
    • Estimated percent of males in 2014 entering class: 40%
    • Estimated percent of females in 2014 entering class: 60%
    • Estimated average GPA of accepted students: 3.4
    • Estimated number of students to be interviewed: 400
    • Is preference given to in-state applicants vs. out-of-state applicants? No
      • Number of IN-STATE seats available for fall 2015 entering class: 110
      • Number of OUT-OF-STATE seats available for fall 2015 entering class: 50-60
    • Number of TRANSFER seats available for fall 2015 entering class: 2
    • Minimum overall GPA considered: 2.5
    • Minimum prerequisite GPA considered: 2.5
    • Minimum composite PCAT score considered: 65
    • Previous college experience prior to enrolling in the school/college of pharmacy: 1 to 2 years, no degree (1-60 sem hrs)
    • Age RANGE of entering students, excluding transfer students entering other than the first year of your program: 20-45
    • Ratio of applications received to the number of first-year students enrolled, excluding transfer students entering other than the first year of your program: 6:1

  7. Program Prerequisites ↑ 

    • Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 65
    • Total number of basic science college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 38
    • Total number of college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 99
    • Applicants must successfully complete ALL course prerequisites by the end of the: Summer 2015 term
    • Course Prerequisites Table:
      Course Title Semester Hours Quarter Hours
      Total 65  99 
      English Composition 
      General Chemistry with Lab  12 
      Speech Communications or Public Speaking 
      Microeconomics 
      Organic Chemistry with Lab  12 
      General Biology with Lab 
      Calculus 
      Physics  12 
      Microbiology with Lab 
      General Statistics 
      Human Anatomy and Physiology  10 
      Humanities and Social Sciences  12  18 
    • Additional Information: 

      http://www.pharmacy.umaryland.edu/admissions/pharmd/prereqs.html


  8. Supplemental Application ↑ 


  9. Tests ↑ 

    • PCAT required? Yes
      • The oldest PCAT considered: 7/2012
      • Details: 

        www.pharmacy.umaryland.edu/admissions/pharmd/applying/preparing.html Last PCAT accepted for Early Decision is July, and for Regular Decision is January 2015.

      • Note: select PharmCAS Code 104 to report PCAT scores directly to PharmCAS. 
    • TOEFL® required? Yes
      • Details: 

        TOEFL exam must be completed if candidate is not a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. www.pharmacy.umaryland.edu/admissions/pharmd/applying/internationalapps.html

      • Note: select code 8246 to report TOEFL scores directly to PharmCAS. 

  10. Experience ↑ 

    • Is health care-related experience required? Not required but recommended

  11. Residency ↑ 

    • Is proof of state residency required? Yes
    • Details: http://www.umaryland.edu/orr/
    • 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 a foreign transcript evaluation report (FTER) to PharmCAS
    • Deadline for receiving foreign transcripts/evaluations: 08/14/2015 Postmarked by deadline
    • Details: 

      All applicants are required to attend an accredited college or university in the U.S. for at least one semester (12 credits) www.pharmacy.umaryland.edu/admissions/pharmd/applying/internationalapps.html


  13. Letters of Reference ↑ 

    • 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
    • Institution Specific Details: 

      http://www.pharmacy.umaryland.edu/admissions/pharmd/applying/pharmcas.html

    • LOR types that are REQUIRED: 
    • LOR types that are RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED: 
      • Co-Worker
      • Employer
      • Faculty Adviser
      • Pre-Health Adviser
      • Professor (Liberal Arts)
      • Professor (Math)
      • Professor (Science)
      • Supervisor
    • LOR types that are CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED: 
    • Note: please verify the institution specific details regarding CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED LOR types. 
    • LOR types that are NOT ACCEPTED: 
      • Clergy
      • Family Member
      • Friend
      • Politician
      • Teaching Assistant
    • Are Committee Letters accepted? No
    • Are Composite Letters accepted? No

  14. Interviews ↑ 

    • Does your institution conduct interviews? Yes
    • Interview Dates:
      • Early Decision: October 2014; Regular Decision: Jan. - Mar. 2015 
    • Details: 

      The Admissions Committee will contact applicants via email for required on-site interviews. These sessions involve separate interviews with current PharmD students, faculty and alumni. www.pharmacy.umaryland.edu/admissions/pharmd/applying/interview.html


  15. Accepted Applicants ↑ 

    • When are acceptance letters mailed to regular applicants? 04/2015
    • When is the response to the acceptance offer due? Within 2 weeks of offer.
    • Is there a deposit to hold an acceptee's place in the class? Yes
      • Amount: $800
      • Due: Within 2 weeks of offer
      • Refundable? No
    • New Student Orientation Information: 
      • 08/18/2015 - 08/21/2015 
      • Details: Mandatory Orientation
    • First day of classes and/or matriculation: 08/24/2015
    • Are requests for deferred entrance considered? No