The fall semester begins July 2017. All pre-requisite courses should be finished by May 2017.
The UMES School of Pharmacy participates in the Early Decision Program (EDP). PCATs must be taken by July 2016 to be considered for EDP. The EDP deadline is September 6, 2016.
The University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) School of Pharmacy has the only three year concentrated Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) program in the state of Maryland. The School of Pharmacy is a part of the School of Pharmacy and Health Professions, which also includes Exercise Science, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant and Rehabilitation Services programs. The School of Pharmacy at UMES was founded in 2008 and admitted its inaugural class in the fall of 2010. The Pharm.D. program seeks to provide students with a strong foundation in the pharmaceutical, social/administrative and clinical sciences. In order to do so, emphasis is placed on high quality patient-centered care and medication therapy management (MTM), the development of skills for lifelong learning and opportunities for multi-cultural development. In addition, the faculty, through their teaching, mentoring and scholarship, work to maximize student potential and to contribute to the advancement of the profession by preparing highly trained, articulate, and caring pharmacists. To help foster an enriching educational experience to each individual student, the School of Pharmacy offers small class sizes, with a student-faculty ratio of approximately 6:1. For these students, the School of Pharmacy is dedicated to ensuring an intellectually challenging and enriching educational experience.
UMES was founded in 1886 and is the state of Maryland’s historically black land-grant institution. The university is a member of the University System of Maryland, which consists of 12 institutions. UMES provides students of all races with access to a holistic learning environment that fosters multicultural diversity, academic success, and intellectual and social growth. UMES is a student-centered, doctoral research degree-granting university known for its nationally accredited undergraduate and graduate programs, applied research, and highly valued graduates. UMES is approved by the state of Maryland and is fully accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSA).
|Course Title||Semester Hours||Quarter Hours|
|General Chemistry (w/Lab, for science majors)||8||12|
|Organic Chemistry (w/Lab, for science majors)||8||12|
|Arts & Humanities/Social & Behavioral Sciences*||12||20|
|Public Speaking/Speech/Interpersonal Communications||3||5|
|General Biology (w/Lab, for science majors)||4||6|
|Physics (w/Lab)[May be algebra or calculus based]||4||6|
|English Composition and/or Literature||6||10|
* Recommended courses are psychology, sociology, anthropolgy, philosophy, history, literature, art, music, theater, drama, business, education or foreign languages.
** A math based rather than a social science or humanities based course (e.g. Business statistics) is required to fulfill this course requirement.
Biochemistry coursework is strongly recommended
Prerequisite coursework must be completed at an accredited college or university in the United States. Foreign credits are not accepted. Credit by examination (AP, CLEP) may be granted for social science and humanities courses, but is not granted for science and math courses. Online courses are not accepted for science courses.
The January 2017 test date will be the last date considered for fall 2016 applicants. However, applicants are encouraged to test earlier because we have rolling admissions. Additionally, students applying for early decision should take the PCAT no later than July 2016 to be considered for early decision.
Foreign credits are not accepted. All pre-requisite courses must be completed at an accredited college or University in the United States or Canada.
The Admissions Committee will contact applicants by e-mail, if selected for an on-site interview. The interview session is a half-day process lasting from 12:30 pm-4:30 pm.