Prospective Students

Entry Level Pharm.D


To be eligible for admission consideration into the entry-level Pharm. D. degree program, an applicant must present evidence of successful completion of the required Pre-Pharmacy program at the Howard University College of Arts and Sciences or at any other college or university whose program is accredited by a United States regional accreditation agency.

The applicant must be in good academic standing at each college or university attended and must have a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 (4.0 scale) in Sciences, Mathematics, English and Speech and an overall GPA of 2.5 in all pre pharmacy courses. Applications will be available ONLY through the Pharmacy College Application Service (PharmCAS) website at

Early Decision

The Early Decision program is a compulsory option for applicants who have decided that Howard University's Doctor of Pharmacy degree program is their first choice and that they will enroll, if accepted. As an Early Decision applicant, you can apply only to Howard University's College of Pharmacy. To be considered as an Early Decision applicant, all pre-requisites must be met, a student must have highly competitive scores (PCAT and GPA) and all application procedures must be complete. If the applicant meets all eligibility requirements and is considered to be competitive, they will then be contacted for an interview (in-person). At the interview an additional writing and mathematics test will be administered.

The Early Decision application deadline is SEPTEMBER 1 prior to the academic year for which admission is sought (see Admission section for application procedures). The College of Pharmacy's Admission's Committee will contact all Early Decision applicants by October 31 regarding a decision.

PLEASE NOTE: If you are offered admission to Howard University's College of Pharmacy as an Early Decision applicant, you are obligated to accept the offer and you will not be permitted to apply to other PharmCAS institutions.


The Entry-level Pharm.D. degree curriculum provides students with the knowledge and skills to practice pharmaceutical care. The curriculum comprises courses in the biomedical sciences (anatomy, biochemistry, microbiology, physiology, pharmacology and biostatistics), pharmaceutical sciences (pharmaceutical math, physical pharmacy, drug delivery and dosage forms, biopharmaceutics and pharmacokinetics, biomedicinal chemistry and biotechnology), clinical and administrative sciences (pathophysiology, pharmacotherapy, drug information, management and pharmacoepidemiology) and pharmacy practice (dispensing, jurisprudence, contemporary pharmacy practice, pharmacy and U.S. healthcare, drugs and society and ethics).


Important notice regarding state-specific policies

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Reapplying Procedures

Students who have applied in previous years will need to submit a NEW application through PharmCAS, available at, beginning July prior to the academic year for which admission is sought.

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