Howard University

College of Pharmacy

Contact Information (back to top)

Admissions Office Contact:

Marlon Prince
Director of Admissions & Recruitment

Office of Student Affairs

Howard University COP
2300 Fourth Street, NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20059

Phone (Work): 202-806-6533

Phone (Mobile): 202-870-9989


Program Deadline (back to top)

Application Deadline for Program? June 1, 2020

Accreditation Status (back to top)

ACPE Accreditation Status: Full Accreditation

Program Information (back to top)

Satellite/Branch Campuses:
Do you follow the AACP Cooperative Admissions Guidelines? No
Institution Type: Private
Is your institution part of an academic health center? Yes
Type of academic term:
  • Semester (2 terms per academic year)
Total # of PharmD seats filled in the last entering class:
Dual Degree Programs Yes
If Yes, Check all that apply:
  • PharmD/M.B.A
Structure of your PharmD program: 2-3
Is a Baccalaureate degree required or preferred for admissions? Not Required
Does your institution participate in the Early Decision Program (EDP)? Yes
Alternative enrollment options available:
  • Other
  • If Other, please list: Early Action
Is your institution participating in the Centralized Criminal Background Check (CBC)? Yes
Is your institution participating in the PharmCAS-facilitated Drug Screening Service? No

Program Description (back to top)">



Requirements of the Howard University College of Pharmacy PharmD Program

Program Statistics (back to top)

Total entering class size for current calendar year including early assurance advancing to the P1 year: 75
Number of early assurance students advancing to the P1 year in the current calendar year:

Program Criteria (back to top)

Minimum overall GPA considered: 2.50
Minimum prerequisite GPA considered: 2.50
Does your program require pharmacy observation hours? No

Program Prerequisites (back to top)

Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 79
Total number of basic science college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 57
Total number of college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 132
Course Prerequisites Table
Course Subject Course Title Semester Hours Quarter Hours
Total 79  132 
  Required courses can be viewed at     
  General Chemistry with Laboratory   10  15 
  General Biology   5-6 
  Organic Chemistry with Laboratory   10  15 
  Physics with Laboratory   10  15 
  Humanities   10 
  Socio-Behavioral Sciences   10 
  General Electives   15 
  Anatomy/Physiology*  16 
  English  10-12 

Additional Information

Supplemental Application (back to top)

Supplemental Application Required


Link to Supplemental Instructions:
Details: Required for all applicants.
Supplemental Application fee: $45.00
Obtaining the Supplemental Application:

Supplemental applications will be available online for submission at

Tests (back to top)

PCAT required?


The PCAT is recommended to be taken by applicants, but is not a requirement for application for admissions (effective immediately). 

Note: Select PharmCAS Code 104 to report PCAT scores directly to PharmCAS.
Minimum composite PCAT score considered: N/A
Non-native speakers must submit official TOEFL scores:


Note:Select code 8246 to report TOEFL scores directly to PharmCAS.
Do you accept or require other admission tests:


Do you require accepted applicants to have CPR certification prior to matriculation: No

Residency (back to top)

Is preference given to state residents? No
Is preference given to residents of other states? No

Foreign Applicants (back to top)

Are foreign citizens considered (excluding Canadian citizens)? Yes
Eligible citizenship type for admission:
Policy for accepting non-U.S. coursework (excluding study abroad): Do not send any foreign transcript documentation. School only considers U.S. credentials. If you have completed your course prerequisites at a foreign institution, you may be ineligible for admission to these particular pharmacy programs.

Only U.S. coursework credentials are considered

Evaluations (Letters of Reference) (back to top)

Are letters of reference (LORs) required by your institution? Yes
Number of LORs required: Two (2)

Please indicate your LOR type requirements.

  • Clergy: Conditionally Accepted

  • Co-Worker: Conditionally Accepted

  • Employer: Conditionally Accepted

  • Faculty Advisor: Recommended but not required

  • Family Member: Not accepted

  • Friend: Not accepted

  • Health Care Professional: Conditionally Accepted

  • Pharmacist: Recommended but not required

  • Politician: Not accepted

  • Pre-Health Advisor: Conditionally Accepted

  • Professor (Liberal Arts): Conditionally Accepted

  • Professor (Math): Conditionally Accepted

  • Professor (Science): Recommended but not required

  • Supervisor: Conditionally Accepted

  • Teaching Assistant: Conditionally Accepted

What is your college/school policy on committee letters? Recommended but Not Required

Interviews (back to top)

Interview Format:
  • Multiple Mini Interviews (MMI)

If the applicant meets all eligibility requirements and is considered to be competitive, they will then be contacted for an in-person interview.

Accepted Applicants (back to top)

Is there a deposit to hold an acceptee's place in the class?


Amount: $1000
Refundable? No
Details: $300 is the Enrollment Fee ($150 of the enrollment fee is also applied towards the student's first year tuition) $700 is a Good Faith Fee which is applied to the student's first year tuition
First day of classes and/or matriculation: 08/24/2020