We have several ways in which a student may apply to our Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program at Roosevelt University. Below will identify the application process and eligibility requirements.
Regardless of the application pathway, all students will:
The dual degree program in biology and pharmacy in the RU College of Science, Health and Pharmacy allows qualified students to complete both a bachelor’s and doctoral degree in six years, as opposed to seven or eight years at in traditional programs.
Coursework is completed in two, three-year phases:
All applicants are considered for Roosevelt’s undergraduate merit-based scholarships at the time of admission. These scholarships are applied to the first four years of study, and additional scholarship funding is available for doctoral level coursework only (years 5-6).
To apply to the Roosevelt University Dual Acceptance Program, applicants will submit an application directly to Roosevelt University prior to entering their freshmen year.
An applicant may apply to enter into the Dual Degree Program as a current Roosevelt student.
Roosevelt University has partnered with the following community colleges to create an educational pathway for top performing, qualified students interested in becoming pharmacists.
Benefits of enrolling in the Partners Program include:
Roosevelt University has partnered with the following universities to create an educational pathway for top performing, qualified students interested in becoming pharmacists.
Benefits of enrolling in the Direct Enrollment Partners Program include:
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Admission to Roosevelt University’s College of Science, Health & Pharmacy 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.
To help prospective applicants prepare for admission to the Roosevelt University Doctor of Pharmacy program, the general admission criteria are listed below.
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 (if available), letters of recommendation, scores from the personal interview, service, volunteer and co-curricular experiences, health-related work experiences, and written communication.
Transfer applications are accepted for students who have completed the first year of didactic study at another accredited school of pharmacy and will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Transfer student may receive credit for work done beyond the first year of study. In addition to other application materials, applicants will be required to provide course syllabi for completed courses. Faculty will evaluate completed coursework for equivalency and will make recommendations for placement in our program. Students who left their program of study for academic or professionalism reasons may not be considered for transfer admission to the College of Science, Health & Pharmacy. Students must complete all doctor of pharmacy coursework within five years of initial matriculation. Students who cannot complete the doctor of pharmacy program within five years of the start date at their transfer institution will not be considered for transfer.
Please send a statement indicating your interest in our program and an unofficial copy of your Doctor of Pharmacy transcript to the Office of Enrollment and Student Services at firstname.lastname@example.org. Upon an initial review of the documents, students may be instructed to apply in PharmCAS where a formal assessment of the application will be conducted by our Admission Committee to determine eligibility for an interview.