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Drake Students Not Enrolled in Pre-Pharmacy FAQ

 

 

I am a current Drake student and I want to apply to the PharmD program. When should I apply for admission?

Drake University's Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program operates on a rolling admission process.  We will interview and admit students until the P1 class is full and a sufficient number of applicants have been identified for the wait list.  We recommend submitting application materials early in order to ensure your application is processed and considered in a timely manner.  Students with strong applications and academic credentials will be invited to complete the second phase of the admission process, which includes a scored on-campus interview and a scored writing assessment.  All admission materials, including your PharmCAS application (www.pharmcas.org), this supplemental application and the accompanying $70.00 application fee, must be submitted in order for your application to be considered complete.

What courses should I take at Drake to be considered for admission to the PharmD program?

Current Drake students can find a list of prerequisite courses and their corresponding course numbers at Drake on our PharmD Admissions website

What should I major in at Drake?

Drake students who wish to enroll in the PharmD program can choose any major they wish at Drake.  You should choose a major according to your own interests.  It is important not to limit yourself in your first years of study because these years are intended to help you explore a variety of subjects and assess your skills.  The College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences considers students of all majors when examining applications for admission.  The most important thing to remember when registering for courses is to make sure you complete all of the required prerequisites prior to enrolling in the PharmD program.  All required math and science courses must be completed by the end of the spring semester prior to enrolling.  English and public speaking requirements must be completed by the end of the summer term prior to enrolling. 

What are Drake's admission requirements to enter the PharmD program?

For a complete list of PharmD admission requirements, please visit our PharmD Admissions website.

How many students are admitted to the PharmD program at Drake each year?

The Drake PharmD program enrolls 110 students in the P1 class every year.

Are my chances of being admitted to the PharmD program better if I am a current Drake student?

Drake considers all applicants equally, regardless of where they complete their prerequisites.  Students should consider enrolling at Drake because they feel it’s the right college for them and wish to earn a Drake degree, whether it is a pharmacy degree or not.  Students should not enroll at Drake only to try to increase their chances of entering the pharmacy program. 

Should I still attend Drake if I wasn't admitted into the CPHS pre-pharmacy program?

Students chose Drake for a wide variety of reasons: size, location, student-faculty interaction, leadership and cocurricular opportunities, internships, affordability, quality of education, and many more.  Consider the factors that are important to you and whether or not Drake is the best match for your personal and academic interests.  Students should consider enrolling at Drake because they feel it’s the right college for them and wish to earn a Drake degree, whether it is a pharmacy degree or not.  Students should not enroll at Drake only to try to increase their chances of entering the pharmacy program. 

Please note: Admission requirements to the Drake PharmD program are subject to change. Students should check Drake University's Admissions website and the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences' PharmD Admission website each year to learn about current policies. 

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