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)

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:
  • None
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 (2 terms per academic year)
Total # of PharmD seats filled in the last entering class: 86
Dual Degree Programs Yes
If Yes, Check all that apply:
  • PharmD/M.B.A
  • PharmD/M.P.H.
  • PharmD/Ph.D.
Structure of your PharmD program: 4
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:
  • 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

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 4:1 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 (back to top)

Total entering class size for current calendar year including early assurance advancing to the P1 year: 85
Number of early assurance students advancing to the P1 year in the current calendar year: 9

Program Criteria (back to top)

Minimum overall GPA considered: n/a
Minimum prerequisite GPA considered: n/a
Does your program require pharmacy observation hours? Recommended, but not required

Program Prerequisites (back to top)

Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 60
Total number of basic science college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 28
Total number of college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 84
Course Prerequisites Table
Course Subject Course Title Semester Hours Quarter Hours
Total 60  84 
Biology I  Biology I 
Chemistry  Chemistry (general & qualitative with lab)  
Social/Behavioral Sci  Social Science  
Anatomy  Human Anatomy or Anatomy & Physiology  
Microbiology  Microbiology (with lab)  
Chemistry I (organic)  Organic Chemistry I with lab  
Biochemistry  Biochemistry 
English Composition / Writing  English Composition  
Physics I  Physics I 
Math  Calculus 
Statistics  Statistics 
Biology / Biological Sci  Genetics 
Humanities  Humanities or foreign language  
Physiology  Human Physiology (or Anatomy and Physiology) 
Chemistry II (inorganic)  Organic Chemistry II with lab  
Biology II  Biology II 

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.

Supplemental Application (back to top)

Supplemental Application Required


Link to Supplemental Instructions:
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?



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

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:



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 strongly recommended.


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:
  • US Citizens
  • US Permanent Residents
  • US Temporary Residents
  • Canadian Citizens
  • Foreign (non-US) Citizens with a Visa
  • Foreign (non-US) Citizens
  • Other non-citizens (e.g., DACA students)
Policy for accepting non-U.S. coursework (excluding study abroad): Send a foreign transcript evaluation report (FTER) to PharmCAS

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.

Evaluations (Letters of Reference) (back to top)

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

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

Please indicate your LOR type requirements.

  • Clergy: Not accepted

  • Friend: Not accepted

  • Politician: Not accepted

What is your college/school policy on committee letters? Conditionally Accepted
Details: We will accept committee letters.
Does it count as more than one LOR? Varies
What is your college/school policy on composite letters? Conditionally Accepted
Details: We will accept composite letters.
Does it count as more than one LOR? Varies

Interviews (back to top)

Interview Format:
  • Individual applicants with two or more interviewers

Interview candidates meet with College Leadership.  Interviews are conducted 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)

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


Amount: $1000
Refundable? No
Details: We adhere to the Cooperative Admissions Guidelines and require a $200 deposit if accepted prior to February 1, then require the balance of $800 by March 1. If accepted after February 1 the full $1000 deposit will be due 4 weeks after admission.
First day of classes and/or matriculation: 08/31/2020