Pharmacy, Natural & Health Sciences

Admission Requirements

Pharmacy Application Process

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PharmCAS application opens July 13, 2023

PharmCAS regular deadline: June 1, 2024

Minimum Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission applicants must:

  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 is preferred on a 4.0 scale.
  • A minimum science GPA of a 2.25 is preferred on a 4.0 scale.
  • A minimum math GPA of a 2.25 is preferred on a 4.0 scale.
  • Successfully complete all prerequisite coursework (at least 60 credit hours) with a “C-” letter grade or better at an accredited institution.
  • Complete all prerequisite coursework by August 1 prior to fall admission.
  • Possess these essential functions

Applications for admission are accepted July 13 through June 1 each year. Application materials are to be submitted through PharmCAS.

A completed PharmCAS application is required to be considered for admission (an essay a personal statement, two letters of recommendation, report all institution(s) attended on the PharmCAS application and request all transcript(s) be sent directly from the institution(s) to PharmCAS). Applicants who studied outside the U.S. will be required to order a course-by-course foreign credit evaluation report from World Education Services (WES) indicating the US degree equivalency for each international institution attended and have it sent directly to PharmCAS.

The annual admission cycle for the PharmD Program is as follows:

  • July 13 – PharmCAS application becomes available.
  • June 1 – PharmD Program application deadline.
Students who meet these minimum requirements may apply and, among the pool of applicants, those who are most qualified are chosen to interview for acceptance into the program. Meeting all minimum admissions criteria doesn’t guarantee an interview and/or admission to the program.
For details regarding the international student admissions process, please click here.  

Note to Manchester students:
If you are an undergraduate student in Manchester University’s pre-pharmacy program, you may qualify for a guaranteed interview.


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Non-Discrimination in the
Admission Process
The Manchester University Pharmacy Program is committed to non-discrimination in the admissions process.The University does not discriminate on the basis of national origin, ancestry, race, color, age, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, religion, disability, physical characteristics, or veteran status in admissions including its admission decisions and scholarships or loan awards.