University of Michigan
College of Pharmacy

  1. Contact Information ↑ 

  2. Program Deadline ↑ 

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

  3. Accreditation Status ↑ 

  4. Program Information ↑ 

    • 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:  
      • Details:  
    • 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 

  5. Program Description ↑ 

    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.

  6. Program Statistics and Criteria ↑ 

    • 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
      • Details: 
    • 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

  7. Program Prerequisites ↑ 

    • 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.

    • Does your program accept AP credits for prerequisite coursework? No

  8. Supplemental Application ↑ 

    • Supplemental Application required? No
      • 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. 

  9. Tests ↑ 

    • PCAT required? Yes
      • The oldest PCAT considered: January 2016
      • Details: 

        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? Yes
      • Details: 

        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.

  10. Experience ↑ 

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

  11. Residency ↑ 

    • Is proof of state residency required? Yes
      • Details: 
    • 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? 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
    • Details: 

      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.

  13. Letters of Reference ↑ 

    • 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
    • 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
      • 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

  14. Interviews ↑ 

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

      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.

  15. Accepted Applicants ↑ 

    • 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? Yes
      • 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 
      • Details:  Multi-day orientation required. Typically held the week preceding Labor Day and the beginning of the semester.
    • First day of classes and/or matriculation: September 3, 2019; The day after Labor Day.
    • Are requests for deferred entrance considered? No
      • Details: