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Manchester University has launched Indiana’s newest doctorate program in pharmacy, making Manchester an excellent place to also study pre-pharmacy.

Why Manchester?

You’ll get priority consideration when you apply for admission to our College of Pharmacy. Students who complete the pre-pharmacy program at Manchester University with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.30 will be guaranteed an interview.  The average pharmacy program receives nine applications for every seat, so getting priority consideration when you apply is a real advantage. Admission isn’t guaranteed, but success at Manchester will give you a leg up on the competition.

You’ll study in our leading-edge Science Center. Equipped with the latest in lab and teaching technology, it’s the perfect setting for developing the skills and knowledge you need for pharmacy school.

You’ll learn side-by-side with exceptional faculty. At Manchester, great teachers turn advanced classrooms and labs into exciting learning centers. You’ll do hands-on research with faculty, present your findings at regional professional meetings and build your own academic and professional resume.

You’ll benefit from our extraordinary reputation for excellence in the sciences. We’ve got a great reputation for science education and our students benefit from the accomplishments of our graduates. It’s called the Halo Effect. Imagine following in the footsteps of a Nobel Prize winner in chemistry, the inventor of Teflon™, the discoverer of acid rain in North America, the first woman commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, a world-class solar energy innovator, NASA researchers, physicians, health care providers and many more.

You’ll benefit from a broad pre-pharmacy curriculum. Manchester's two-year pre-pharmacy program combines science fundamentals – studying molecular biology, human anatomy and physiology, and physics – with writing and communication courses that prepare you to work closely with patients and other health care professionals. Electives in psychology, economics or ethics allow you to explore your other interests. Some students choose to take three or four years of undergraduate courses to be more competitive when they apply for pharmacy school. We will help you decide what makes the most sense for you.

Being a pharmacist is a great career. If you like helping people get well, working as part of a team and having a job that offers security, mobility and flexibility, you’ll love being a pharmacist. These are three of the Top 10 reasons to become a pharmacist, according to the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy.

Pharmacists are in high demand. In Indiana, pharmacists rank among the list of Hoosier Hot 50 Jobs and rank No. 3 for projected income at just over $105,000.


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