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pharmacy admissions process

Apply to Pharmacy School 

Applying to pharmacy school is the first step to your exciting future in pharmacy. Jump start your journey at University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy, where you will gain a first-class education, cultivate lifelong connections and enter the pharmacy profession ready to positively impact the health of patients near and far.

step 1: Prepare to Apply

Before you dive into your application, ensure you have all the information you need. You can find a detailed applicant checklist on the PharmCAS website

A bachelor’s degree is not required for admission into the Pharmacy program at UHSP, but you must have completed all required prerequisite courses to be eligible.

Course Credit Hours
General Chemistry (with lab) 8
Organic Chemistry (with lab)8
Biology (with lab)8
Anatomy & Physiology (with lab) 8
Microbiology (with or without lab)3
Calculus 3
Introductory Statistics 3
English Composition or College Writing 6
Public Speaking or Communication3
Psychology or Sociology 3
General Liberal Arts or Humanities 3

Step 2: Apply

Apply Through PharmCAS.  

Professional applicants must apply through the Pharmacy College Application Service (PharmCAS). The application opens on Aug. 1 for the 2023-24 application. Visit the PharmCAS website for updated deadlines and details. 

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Step 3: Submit Transcripts and Documents

Submit Official Transcripts and Supplemental Materials .

The PharmCAS application requires official transcripts and references, so plan to have these ready when you apply.

Applicants will need to submit additional forms, including the Statement of Commitment and Technical Standards

International Student Applicants

Students residing outside the United States who are applying for admission to the pharmacy program have additional steps to complete in the application process.  

  • Request a World Education Services (WES) course-by-course transcript evaluation. 
  • Submit TOEFL scores, if English is not your primary language. 
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I’ve Been Admitted to UHSP, Now What? 

Once you’ve been admitted to the University, you will be assigned additional tasks in your New Student Portal to complete your enrollment, including: 

  • Submit Your Deposit 
  • Complete Your FAFSA 
  • Activate Your University Email  
  • Apply for Parking (optional) and/or Housing (optional)* 
  • Purchase Your Course Materials and Order Your White Coat 
  • Register For and Attend Orientation 
  • Submit Required Immunizations and Health Screenings 

*Note: some steps will become available throughout the Spring once you receive access to your UHSP email. 


We’re here for you. We’re here to guide you through the process. Please contact the Office of Admissions at 314.446.8328 or for any questions or to learn more.