Admission to Roosevelt University’s PharmD program is granted on a competitive basis and requires applicants to complete a comprehensive application and interview process. Interviews are limited and are offered to individuals based upon the Admission Review Committee’s recommendation and invitation. Application review, interviews, and decision notifications are completed on a rolling basis.

Preparing For and Completing the PharmD Application Process

  1. Submit the PharmCAS application, as well as an essay, two letters of recommendation/committee evaluation, and official transcripts on or before December 31, 2020 for the early action deadline, March 1, 2021 for the priority review deadline, or June 1, 2021 for final consideration.
  2. Complete a minimum of 53 semester hours of pre-pharmacy study at an accredited college or university and satisfy the requirements outlined below before June 1st of the year of entry. While a bachelor's degree is not required for entrance into the pharmacy program, it can make the application more competitive.
    • Achieve a recommended cumulative grade point average of 2.50/4.0 scale for all courses completed. All math and science courses have a recommended grade point average of 2.5.
    • Earn a grade of C- or better in all science and math courses.
    • Earn a grade of C- or better in all English and speech courses. ESL courses do not satisfy either the English or speech requirement.
    • Online or hybrid courses may be considered at the discretion of the Admissions Committee.
    • Courses older than ten years may be accepted at the discretion of the Admissions Committee.
  3. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the PCAT will be optional through the 2020-2021 admissions cycle. A holistic evaluation of every applicant is performed by the Admissions Committee. While the PCAT is optional, taking the PCAT may strengthen the application and will be considered if submitted.
  4. In addition to the materials above, applicants to the PharmD program shall also:
    • Reflect the successful practice of service through community engagement or extracurricular activities.
    • Demonstrate the proper motivation for and commitment to the profession of pharmacy through previous work, volunteer or life experiences.
    • Possess the oral and written communication skills necessary to interact successfully with patients and colleagues.
  5. Complete the Roosevelt University PharmD applicant interview process.

In order to select the strongest candidates from the pool of qualified applicants, the Pharmacy Admission Committee will assess not only the successful completion of a pre-pharmacy curriculum, but also the applicant’s PCAT score, letters of recommendation, scores from the personal interview, service, volunteer and co-curricular experiences, health-related work experiences, and written communication.

Students who are admitted to the Roosevelt University PharmD program will be required to successfully complete both a drug screening and criminal background check.

Applicants who have been selected for admission into the Doctor of Pharmacy program will receive a conditional offer of admission. Admission offers are made until all program spaces are filled.

The admission offer is conditional any and all outstanding requirements are completed. Additional information will be providing to admitted students at the time of admission within the program’s Matriculation agreement.

Contact Info

Pharmacy Enrollment and Student Services
SCH 430