University of Michigan

College of Pharmacy

Contact Information (back to top)

Admissions Office Contact:

PharmD Admissions

428 Church Street
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-1065

Phone (Work): 734-764-7312


Program Deadline (back to top)

PharmCAS Application and Transcript Deadline for the class entering fall of 2019: January 7, 2019

Accreditation Status (back to top)

ACPE Accreditation Status: Full Accreditation

Program Information (back to top)

Do you follow the AACP Cooperative Admissions Guidelines? Yes
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/M.P.H.
Structure of your PharmD program: 3-4 (three years prepharmacy required)
Is a Baccalaureate degree preferred for admissions? No
Open House Information:
  • Dates


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)? Yes
Is your institution participating in the PharmCAS-facilitated Drug Screening Service? No
Satellite/Branch Campuses:
  • None

Program Description (back to top)

As one of the America's top-ranked PharmD programs, the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy provides a pharmacy education unsurpassed in breadth and depth. We offer more than 500 experiences around the U.S. and overseas, including a vast selection of centers, clinics, and other medical units affiliated with the University of Michigan Health System, one of the nation's best. Admitted students come from across the U.S., Canada, and other countries of the world. To maximize individualized learning, class sizes are limited to about 85 students per year. Advantage: Students are part of a close-knit community with ready access to the outstanding resources of a world-renowned university and top-ranked multihealth system. Small class size also creates more quality opportunities to sharpen clinical, leadership, critical thinking, communication, teamwork, and other high-demand career skills. Pharmacy professors include basic and clinical scientists recognized around the world for expertise in their fields. Our 11:1 student:faculty ratio also means instructors know students by name. Clinical experiences begin the first year and are structured over four years to build high-level competencies via on-location training, coursework, and laboratory assignments. Students partner with pharmacists, physicians, nurses, nutritionists, and other heath care professionals. The fourth-year will consists of rotations at a diversity of sites with the purpose of helping students to choose the career path that best suits their talents and aspirations. Each year, the college awards more than $1 million in scholarships: among the most generous of any PharmD program in the country. Contact us at 734-764-7312 or to learn how we offer a top-tier Michigan PharmD education at a competitive cost.

Program Statistics and Criteria (back to top)

Estimated number planning to interview for fall 2019 entering class: 180
Estimated number planning to accept for fall 2019 entering class: 120
Estimated fall 2019 entering class size including early assurance: 85
Estimated number of early assurance students advancing to the professional program in 2019: 10
Is preference given to in-state applicants vs. out-of-state applicants? No
Number of IN-STATE seats available for fall 2019 entering class: n/a
Number of OUT-OF-STATE seats available for fall 2019 entering class: n/a
Minimum overall GPA considered: n/a
Minimum prerequisite GPA considered: n/a
Minimum composite PCAT score considered: n/a
Previous college experience prior to enrolling in the school/college of pharmacy: 3 or more years, no degree (>60 sem hrs)
Does your program require pharmacy observation hours? Recommended, but not required
Estimated percent of males in 2018 entering class: 33
Estimated percent of females in 2018 entering class: 67
Estimated average GPA of accepted students in 2018 entering class: 3.5
Age RANGE of entering students for fall 2018 class: 19-31
Ratio of applications received to the number of first-year students enrolled in fall 2018 class: 3.3:1

Program Prerequisites (back to top)

Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 80
Total number of basic science college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 50
Total number of college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 100
Applicants must successfully complete ALL course prerequisites by the end of the: Spring 2019 term
Course Prerequisites Table
Course Title Semester Hours Quarter Hours
Total 80  100 
Biology (general with lab)   8-10  8-12 
Chemistry (general & qualitative with lab)   8-10  8-12 
Social Science  
Human Anatomy or Anatomy & Physiology   4-8  4-8 
Microbiology (with lab)  
Organic Chemistry with lab   8-10  8-12 
Biochemistry  3-4  3-4 
English Composition   3-4  3-4 
Physics (calculus-based with lab)   8-10  8-12 
Statistics  3-4 
Genetics  3-4 
Humanities or foreign language  
Human Physiology (or Anatomy and Physiology)  4-8  4-8 

Additional Information  Submitting Transcripts: Send official college transcripts directly to PharmCAS. If you are enrolled during the admissions process, have your updated transcript resent after the fall term grades have been posted. If you are admitted, you must also send official copies of all college transcripts directly to the College of Pharmacy.

AP Credits Accepted for Prerequisite Coursework


Supplemental Application (back to top)

Supplemental Application Required


Obtaining the Supplemental Application:

Beginning with the 2017-2018 Admissions cycle, the Pharmacy Supplemental Application is now included within the PharmCAS application.  Applicants selecting the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy will be given access to our specific additional questions within PharmCAS.  The separate supplemental application has been retired, and there is no additional supplemental application fee. 

Tests (back to top)

PCAT required?


The oldest PCAT considered: January 2016

Applicants are advised to take the PCAT in July or September.

Note: Select PharmCAS Code 104 to report PCAT scores directly to PharmCAS.
TOEFL® required?



Test scores required for applicants whose native language is not English, or have completed ESL coursework or who have completed their high school abroad. Test scores of 27 in each area are required.


Note:Select code 8246 to report TOEFL scores directly to PharmCAS.
Other required tests or credentials:

Admitted applicants must also provide documentation that they have completed all required immunizations and TB test prior to matriculation.

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? Yes
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: January 7, 2019 Postmarked by deadline

A minimum of one year prepharmacy coursework must be completed within a U.S. or Canadian institution. School only accepts evaluations from WES or ECE. Only foreign transcripts from Canada are acceptable.

Letters of Reference (back to top)

Are letters of reference (LORs) accepted? Yes
Number of LORs you accept: Two (2)
Are LORs required? Yes
Do applicants send the LORs to PharmCAS, or directly to your school? to PharmCAS
Institution Specific Details:

One reference must be from a paid employer or supervisor of volunteer or research experience.

LOR types that are REQUIRED:

  • Employer
  • Supervisor


  • Faculty Adviser
  • Health Care Professional
  • Pharmacist
  • Professor (Liberal Arts)
  • Professor (Math)
  • Professor (Science)
  • Teaching Assistant


Note: please verify the institution specific details regarding CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED LOR types.

LOR types that are NOT ACCEPTED:

  • Clergy
  • Co-Worker
  • Family Member
  • Friend
  • Politician
  • Pre-Health Adviser
Are Committee Letters accepted? No
Are Composite Letters accepted? Yes
A Composite Letter is: Recommended but Not Required
Does it count as more than one LOR? No

Interviews (back to top)

Does your institution conduct interviews? Yes
Interview Format:
  • Individual applicants with two or more interviewers
Interview Dates:
  • Thursdays from October through March

Interview candidates meet with faculty members/residents/preceptors/alumni, and current students.  Also included is a meeting with a group of currently enrolled students with lunch provided. Visiting classes/hospital tour may also be included.

Accepted Applicants (back to top)

When are acceptance letters mailed to regular applicants? An email will be sent to interviewed applicants approximately one week after the interview with a decision. An official acceptance letter follows, via email, the following week.
When is the response to the acceptance offer due? Offers of admission made between October through mid-February require a response within two weeks; offers made after mid-February require a response within four weeks. .
Is there a deposit to hold an acceptee's place in the class?


Amount: $1000
Due: $200 due within two weeks of acceptance, balance of $800 due March 1
Refundable? No
New Student Orientation Information:
  • 08/26 - 08/30/2019
First day of classes and/or matriculation: September 3, 2019; The day after Labor Day.
Are requests for deferred entrance considered? No