University of Maryland
School of Pharmacy

The University of Maryland School of Pharmacy is enrolling only for the Baltimore campus for Fall 2018. We are no longer enrolling new students at the Universities at Shady Grove campus.

  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: 

      • 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: 

    • Website:

  2. Program Deadline ↑ 

    PharmCAS Application and Transcript Deadline for the class entering fall of 2018:  February 1, 2018

  3. Accreditation Status ↑ 

  4. Program Information ↑ 

    The University of Maryland School of Pharmacy is enrolling only for the Baltimore campus for Fall 2018. We are no longer enrolling new students at the Universities at Shady Grove campus.

    • 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/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:

  5. Program Description ↑ 

    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, 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.

  6. Program Statistics and Criteria ↑ 

    • Estimated number planning to interview for fall 2018 entering class: 450
    • Estimated number planning to accept for fall 2018 entering class: 240
    • Estimated fall 2018 entering class size including early assurance: 140
    • Estimated number of early assurance students advancing to the professional program in 2018: N/A
    • Is preference given to in-state applicants vs. out-of-state applicants? No
      • Number of IN-STATE seats available for fall 2018 entering class: 80
      • Number of OUT-OF-STATE seats available for fall 2018 entering class: 40-60
    • 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)
    • Estimated percent of males in 2017 entering class: 30%
    • Estimated percent of females in 2017 entering class: 70%
    • Estimated average GPA of accepted students in 2017 entering class: 3.4
    • Age RANGE of entering students for fall 2017 class: 18-41
    • Ratio of applications received to the number of first-year students enrolled in fall 2017 class: 5.5:1

  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 2018 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 
      Organic Chemistry with Lab  12 
      General Biology with Lab 
      Physics with Lab  12 
      Microbiology with Lab 
      General Statistics 
      Human Anatomy and Physiology  10 
      Humanities and Social Sciences  12  18 
    • Additional Information:

    • Does your program accept AP credits for prerequisite coursework? Yes

  8. Supplemental Application ↑ 

  9. Tests ↑ 

    • PCAT required? Yes
      • The oldest PCAT considered: 7/2015
      • Details:  Last PCAT accepted for Early Decision is July, and for Regular Decision is January 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.

      • 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? Yes
    • 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: 08/17/2018 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)

  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:

    • LOR types that are 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 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.

  15. Accepted Applicants ↑ 

    • 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 2 weeks of offer
      • Refundable? No
    • New Student Orientation Information: 
      • 08/13/2018 - 08/17/2018 
      • Details: Mandatory Orientation
    • First day of classes and/or matriculation: 08/20/2018
    • Are requests for deferred entrance considered? No
      • Details: