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Manchester offers Early Assurance to students interested in pharmacy career

Manchester University is starting a program that offers incoming undergraduate students interested in pursuing a career in pharmacy with a clear and cost-effective path to achieving that goal. 

Students entering MU from high school may apply to the Pharmacy Early Assurance Program at 

Those who qualify will reserve a seat in the Doctor of Pharmacy program, as well as receive priority status, with special mentoring, networking and educational opportunities to put them on a path to earn a doctorate in as few as six years.

The traditional path to a profession degree in pharmacy can take up to eight years. With Early Assurance, students may shave off a year or two, thereby cutting their tuition and potential indebtedness.

Students must maintain a 3.5 cumulative GPA at Manchester and adhere to all program requirements to stay on track for their reserved seat with the Manchester doctoral program in pharmacy.

Early Assurance begins in the fall of 2018 for students who are graduating from high school this spring. Those already admitted to Manchester may be eligible. Ask your admissions counselor about applying. 

Students who enter the Early Assurance Program will also be eligible for:

  • Priority advising appointments with undergraduate and doctoral academic advisors
  • Help with preparation for entry into the Doctor of Pharmacy program, including a mock interview event and one-on-one appointments with admissions personnel at the time of application
  • Networking and internship opportunities with potential employers

    For more information, contact 260-470-2700 or email

About Manchester University
Manchester University, with campuses in North Manchester and Fort Wayne, Ind., offers more than 60 areas of academic study to nearly 1,600 students in undergraduate programs, a Master of Athletic Training, a Master of Pharmacogenomics and a four-year professional Doctor of Pharmacy. Learn more about the private, northern Indiana school at

March 2018