Start your pursuit of a career in pharmacy with all the advantages of the Drake pre-pharmacy program. The Drake pre-pharmacy program is a two year curriculum which prepares students to apply to the Drake PharmD program. All students admitted to the pre-pharmacy program receive the benefits of the Drake PharmD Difference which students find very beneficial as they progress through the pre-pharmacy program and apply to the PharmD program.From the opportunity to join professional pharmacy organizations as early as the fist semester on campus to having the Pharmacy Centralized Admissions Test (PCAT) requirement waived, the Drake PharmD Difference provides a unique and beneficial experience only Drake can offer.
Students can only be admitted to the pre-pharmacy program directly from high school, so plan on applying during the fall of your senior year. To apply for pre-pharmacy, complete one of three applications for admission. You may complete the Drake online application, Drake paper application or the Common Application. You must submit your application by December 1 for admission to the following fall semester; unlike other undergraduate students who are selected on a rolling basis, pre-pharmacy students are selected from a pool of applicants. To be considered for pre-pharmacy, you MUST list pre-pharmacy as your major on the application along with a secondary major in case you are not admitted to the program.
While there are no official academic requirements for the pre-pharmacy program, incoming pre-pharmacy students in 2013 had an average GPA of 3.89 and the mid-50 percent ACT score and math sub-score range for students offered direct admission was 27–31.