University of Maryland

School of Pharmacy

Contact Information (back to top)

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

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

Website:

Program Deadline (back to top)

PharmCAS Application and Transcript Deadline for the class entering fall of 2019: March 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: 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/M.S.
  • PharmD/Ph.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:

Program Description (back to top)

The University of Maryland School of Pharmacy (UMSOP) 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.  UMSOP is the fourth oldest school of pharmacy in the United States, and through its education, research, and service programs, the School of Pharmacy strives to improve the health and well-being of society by aiding in the discovery, development, and use of medicines.

 

In addition to cutting edge research in drug delivery mechanisms, cost impact studies, basic drug discovery and development, and disease management, the School 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.

Program Statistics and Criteria (back to top)

Estimated number planning to interview for fall 2019 entering class: 375
Estimated number planning to accept for fall 2019 entering class: 220
Estimated fall 2019 entering class size including early assurance: 135
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: 2.5
Minimum prerequisite GPA considered: 2.5
Minimum composite PCAT score considered: N/A
Previous college experience prior to enrolling in the school/college of pharmacy: 1 to 2 years, no degree (1-60 sem hrs)
Does your program require pharmacy observation hours? No
Estimated percent of males in 2018 entering class: 30%
Estimated percent of females in 2018 entering class: 70%
Estimated average GPA of accepted students in 2018 entering class: 3.4
Age RANGE of entering students for fall 2018 class: 19-63
Ratio of applications received to the number of first-year students enrolled in fall 2018 class: 5.3:1

Program Prerequisites (back to top)

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 2019 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 with Lab  12 
Microbiology with Lab 
General Statistics 
Human Anatomy and Physiology  10 
Humanities and Social Sciences  12  18 

Additional Information

www.pharmacy.umaryland.edu/admissions/pharmd/prereqs/

AP Credits Accepted for Prerequisite Coursework

Yes

Supplemental Application (back to top)

Supplemental Application Required

Yes

Details: www.pharmacy.umaryland.edu/admissions/pharmd/applying/supplemental/
Deadline: April 30, 2018Postmarked by deadline
Supplemental Application fee: $55
Obtaining the Supplemental Application:

www.pharmacy.umaryland.edu/admissions/pharmd/applying/supplemental/

Tests (back to top)

PCAT required?

Yes

The oldest PCAT considered: 7/2016
Details:

www.pharmacy.umaryland.edu/admissions/pharmd/applying/preparing/  
Last PCAT accepted for Early Decision is July, and for Regular Decision is February 2018.

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/international-applicants/

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? Yes
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
Deadline for receiving foreign transcripts/evaluations: 08/23/2019 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/international-applicants/

Letters of Reference (back to top)

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:

www.pharmacy.umaryland.edu/admissions/pharmd/applying/pharmcas/

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

Interviews (back to top)

Does your institution conduct interviews? Yes
Interview Format:
  • Individual applicants with one interviewer
  • Individual applicants with two or more interviewers
  • Multiple applicants with one or more interviewers
Interview Dates:
  • Rolling
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/

Accepted Applicants (back to top)

When are acceptance letters mailed to regular applicants? Acceptance letters are emailed through PharmCAS following the applicant interview on a continual basis.
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 3 weeks of offer
Refundable? No
New Student Orientation Information:
  • 08/19/2019 - 08/23/2019
First day of classes and/or matriculation: 08/26/2019
Are requests for deferred entrance considered? Yes